Screen Protectors Archives

Protect your digital investment, your health, and your privacy: Photodon films protect screens from scratches, dirt, and abrasion.


Reduce Glaring on Your Vehicle’s In-Dash with a Photodon Screen Protector

June 29, 2021 | By Jenny Sockol

Who doesn’t love how technologically advanced vehicles’ in-dash screens have become?  And who DOESN’T love how these wonderfully interactive screens seem to catch every glare imaginable from the sun?  If you are searching for a way to still see and use your in-dash screen – even in the glaring sunshine – look no further than to Photodon’s selection of anti-glare films.

Anti-Glare Film Types

Photodon has choices of anti-glare film types, which you can read about on our site.

Other than the obvious benefit of reducing the glare on your vehicle’s screen, a Photodon anti-glare screen protector also cuts down on visible fingerprints and makes it easier to see the screen.  Both of these benefits are important for safely driving your vehicle.

MXH

Photodon’s most popular film type for vehicles is our 25% anti-glare film called MXH.  MXH offers the lowest percentage of anti-glaring, making the screen still fairly clear with just enough matting to cut out the brightest sunshine.

Samples

Still unsure of which anti-glare film type to choose?  That happens, especially when you don’t have anything in your hands to try out first in your vehicle.  Just know that anti-glare isn't the only option for your vehicle. If you'd prefer a clear screen protector, our clear 9HO is a great option. Samples could be the answer for you, and you can order those here.

Screen Protectors are Available for All Vehicle Makes and Models

25% anti-glare MXH installed on a 2020 VW Golf GTI

If you don’t see your vehicle after searching for it on our site, not to worry.  We can still provide a screen protector for you!  Just visit our custom cut page and create your order.

We are happy to help you reduce the glaring in your vehicle.  If needed, please contact us at 847-377-1185, M-F 9:00am – 5:00pm EST, or email us at sales@photodon.com.

Photodon's Privacy Filters Hit the Big Screen

June 22, 2021 | By Cameron McLean

Do you use a curved monitor?

If you use a curved ultrawide monitor, you know the performance and efficiency offered by this type of screen is unparalleled. These popular monitors are in the forefront of the commercial market, bringing with them some unintended security risks. In a time of ransomware, phishing, email hacking, and fraud, it is doubly important to put a complete mitigation strategy into practice. Unprotected large screens increase opportunities for threat actors to access data through snooping. The good news is that with Photodon's ultrawide privacy filters, your team can reduce vulnerabilities while enjoying the benefits of an ultrawide monitor setup! 

Photodon has you covered

Our filters are available to fit the most popular curved wide screen monitors on the market today, such as the Dell U4919DW and Samsung CHG90 QLED 49-inch monitors. If you don't see the monitor you need on our website, not to worry! We can cut custom-sized privacy filters based on your specifications up to a 57.9-inch diagonal. Photodon cuts privacy filter material to its final size in Traverse City, MI.

As experts in the field of screen protectors and privacy filters, we have served everyone from mom and pop shops to major corporations, and fulfilled prime contracts for the United States government. Whether you are a startup just getting off the ground or a corporation with global reach, Photodon's privacy filters will allow you to share what you want, and only what you want.

Please contact us so we can work out a solution for you at 847-377-1185, M-F 9:00a.m – 5:00pm EST, or email us at sales@photodon.com.

Unique Picture Framing Project Using Screen Protector Material

June 3, 2021 | By Jenny Sockol

Did you know that you can use Photodon's quality screen protectors for more than protecting your digital devices? Do you have a unique project? It’s amazing what our screen protectors can be used for if you just think outside of the box a little bit.

The Project

We had a customer who wanted to decorate a wall in her home with a vintage window frame. She envisioned floating pictures inside of each windowpane. Using a screen protector was not originally in her scope of options, but she was out of ideas when nothing else panned out. After consulting with our team, together they came up with a solution for her. Take a look. The result turned out fantastically!

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3 Reasons Your Kids Need Blue Light Screen Protectors

February 5, 2021 | By Jolynn Paige

The need for online school and online socializing in order to keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a steep increase in screen time for most children and teens. This information from a recent New York Times article confirms this fact: "When the coronavirus lockdowns started in March, the kids' tech firm SuperAwesome found that screen time was up 50%. Nearly a year later, that percentage hasn't budged, according to new figures from the firm." With all of this additional screen time, children's eye health is at risk. The good news is blue light-cut screen protectors can help prevent macular degeneration, reduce eyestrain and headaches, and may even keep sleep patterns stable. But what is blue light and why can it have these negative effects on human health?

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Touch your Laptop Computer's Screen With Peace of Mind!

December 23, 2020 | By Jolynn Paige

There's no question about it: laptops with touchscreens are a fun and versatile way to get information. The un-fun part is when you're left with wear marks or scratches, and even irritating fingerprints and smudges left from touching your screen so much.

Whether you use your touchscreen in the workplace or at home, Photodon's high-quality, Touché brand screen protectors will block the abuse of everyday use.

Photodon carries many of the most popular touchscreens including screen protectors for HP, Acer, Dell, and Apple products. And the good news is, if we don't have the screen protector you're looking for, we'll be happy to custom cut one for you.  Simply provide us the dimensions and we'll cut a film to your specifications.

Bulk Discounts

Photodon does a lot of business with large and small corporations, and we can offer substantial discounts to those who are seeking bulk pricing.

Request more information, or give us a call Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00.  We're located in the Eastern time zone in Traverse City, Michigan.

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What do your kids REALLY want for Christmas?

December 14, 2020 | By Mandy Peterson

We’ve all watched the Christmas Story movieright?  Remember when Ralphie was asked, “What do you want for Christmas, Ralphie? Instead of answering, “I want a Red Rider Carbon Action 200 shot range model air rifle, what he REALLY meant to say was “I want a Photodon blue lightcutting, scratchresistant screen protector for my Samsung 49-inch Curved Gaming Monitor !!!”  HAD he said that he wouldn’t have been tormented with the “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid” saying from all of the responsible adults in his world.   

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9HO Screen Protectors: 9H Hardness Defined and Tested

July 8, 2020 | By Jolynn Paige

Photodon's Touche brand super scratch resistant screen protective film

Photodon's highly scratch-resistant oleophobic 9HO screen protective film is a rockstar in Photodon’s film lineup. Not only is it one of the most scratch resistant films available on the market, it is extremely clear. It’s easy to clean, affordable and —  unlike tempered glass — it's shatterproof.

But what exactly does 9H mean in terms of scratch resistance?

9H Explained:

There are many ways testing labs will evaluate the hardness of a given material. One common way is to test a surface with minerals of varying degrees of hardness to determine if it will scratch a surface. Another way is A box of pencils used by artists showing hardness factor levels.to use pencils that are on a hardness scale that ranges from 2H to 9H. The higher the number, the harder the lead.

The most commonly used pencils are 2H on the hardness scale — not very hard. You may notice that if you use much pressure on a #2 pencil tip, the tip will break easily. Many artists will use 9H pencils — the hardest pencil grade available — so their pencils don't break as they draw.

Photodon's 9H Hardness Test:

One way Photodon’s screen protectors were tested was by using pencil hardness methods as set forth by the highly reputable American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Standards. Photodon’s 9HO film surface was evaluated for its ability to withstand scratches using these graded pencils.

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Protect Your Employees and Your Expensive Equipment With Anti-Microbial Screen Protectors

June 10, 2020 | By Jolynn Paige

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace for the unforeseeable future, and Photodon is here to help our business partners protect their digital equipment and themselves with our durable anti-microbial screen protectors. Digital equipment in the workplace – timeclocks, office computer screens, informational kiosks, cafeteria ordering screens, or any other screen that employees touch – can be protected from damage by using a screen protector.

Why do we need anti-microbial films?
Now, more than ever, keeping digital surfaces free from bacteria and viruses is essential in the workplace.  While our anti-microbial film (AMC) does not kill viruses, it does kill 99%+ of bacteria that hits the surface, which gives companies an added level of confidence that they are providing a safe environment for their employees.

Instead of bacteria accumulating and multiplying on the screen surface, anti-microbial screen protectors drastically reduce the risk of transmission of common bacterial infections such as strep, e. coli, and salmonella.  When these micro-organisms hit the surface of our AMC film, the zinc in the surface layer of the screen protector creates an uninhabitable environment for bacteria.  SGS Test Report for Photodon Anti-Microbial AMC

How does Photodon’s anti-microbial film hold up to disinfecting type cleaners?
Anti-microbial screen protectors can be cleaned with disinfectant cleaners used in implementing rigorous workplace disinfecting procedures.  While we are unable to say exactly how long one of our screen protectors will withstand regular cleaning with harsh chemicals, we do know that replacing the screen protector is much less expensive than replacing the device screen itself.  We have repeatedly heard from companies about how expensive and unproductive it is when their digital equipment gets damaged from heavy usage or improper cleaning. We also hear from them how happy they have been with the results of using our screen protectors.  There is no doubt that we are helping them save time and money.

Photodon’s Anti-Microbial Screen Protector features:

  • Kills 99+% of tested bacteria
  • Protects your device screen from harsh cleaning products
  • Reduces absenteeism
  • Is recommended for all devices, especially ones in medical-type facilities
  • Has a glass-like smooth touch
  • Has an oleophobic coating for easy cleaning
  • Retains all touch-screen features, even when wearing rubber gloves
  • Is highly transparent
  • Does not cause damage to the screen due to silicone adhesion 
  • Is easily removable with no residue
  • Is available on any device up to 82.5" with 16:9 aspect ratio

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How does Photodon anti-microbial film work?

Zinc Oxide is embedded in the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) protective film.

 

Zinc Oxide damages the bacterial cell membranes, thus preventing them from reproducing and destroying them on contact.

Why Choose Photodon AMC Anti-Microbial Screen Protectors?
Our anti-microbial screen protectors are free of any harmful chemicals and compounds, they are tough once installed but easily removable with no damage to the screen, and they can retain anti-microbial properties indefinitely with normal cleaning. They are effective in eliminating over 99% of bacteria (pathogens). Our films are also cost-effective and durable.  We can custom cut any shape and size anti-microbial film (up to 82.5 inches) with no minimum order quantity, fast turn-around time, and discounts on bulk and multi-piece orders.  When you work with Photodon, you know you will be working with a team of professionals dedicated to helping you with all your digital screen protection needs.

You can contact us at 847-377-1185, M-F 9:00a.m – 5:00pm EST, or email us at sales@photodon.com.