Why use films and filters
A wide range of films and filters can be added to your display design to improve its performance and can:
- improve display readability and viewing angles
- increase resistance to wear and tear
- increase security over sensitive data
Enhancing viewing and readability
Anti-Reflective (AR) Film:
A film that can be applied to either the top of bottom of the coverglass to reduce the amount of light reflection created by bright conditions, particularly outdoor applications. Multiple layers of AR film can be applied to reduce the reflection further.
Anti-Glare (AG) Film:
An alternative, cost effective treatment applied to the coverglass to reduce glare caused by bright ambient lighting, such as overhead lights in a building.
Polarising optical-film redirects light and improves viewing angles. Applying o-film typically gives you an additional 10 degrees of viewability in any direction, at the price of a slight loss of sharpness in the image.
Protecting your display design
Anti-Fingerprint (AF) Film:
A surface coating with excellent oil and water resistant properties, commonly applied in conjunction with a touchscreen to reduce finger print marks left from display operation. This is recommended for display products designed to be used in factories or food industries.
A coating based on nano-silver materials, used widely in medical devices, helps break the bacterial cell wall, and can be shown to reduce the reproduction of bacteria by over 99%. This reduces the risk of the spread of infection – but is not a replacement for cleaning and sterilisation. Find out more.
Optical Diamond Like Coating provides superior scratch resistance while maintaining outstanding optical clarity, offering benefits such as high hardness, resistance to wear, chemical inertness and optical transparency. It is compatible with touch overlays. Find out more.
Privacy filters enables only the user directly in front the screen to see what is displayed, while people on either side only see a darkened screen. It's ideal for those applications where security and privacy of personal information is important such as ATM and kiosks.
Ultra Violet (UV) filter
Ultraviolet Protection Film reduces the damage caused by Ultra Violet Radiation - such as display discolouring and shift in colours - improving their durability. It's recommended for displays used in outdoor environments under direct sunlight or in close proximity to fluorescent lights.
Infrared (IR) protection filter
A filter that protects the display from Infrared Radiation and prevents excessive heat build-up and consequences, such as display damage or failure. Outdoor systems and instrumentation are applications that can benefit most from IR filters.
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