How to preserve the life of your display.
Feb. 27, 2023 - Have you ever thought about the best way to clean your LCD screen? Are you second-guessing the cleaning solution, cloth, or method that you used? Have you ever cleaned your screen before? Don't worry, we have answers for you in our latest blog installment below. We will cover cleaning frequency, materials, and other considerations.
Display surfaces can be cleaned up to once a week, but this is a matter of personal preference. You may not want to go through the trouble of cleaning so frequently, and that's OK. Depending on the environment, it may not be necessary. Just clean when you begin to see dust buildup and smudges — this is typically easier to see when displays are powered off. GPO Display InteracTables and Ergo Kiosks tend to see a higher level of buildup on their display surfaces due to the upward-facing direction of the panels.
Other parts of the display, such as the vented areas on the rear, benefit from cleaning up to once per month. Display housing (bezel, rear cover) can be cleaned with a feather duster or similar, and the vented areas can be cleaned with a vacuum attachment. While this is only critical in high-traffic environments or those which have experienced significant dust buildup, we strongly encourage it.
Best Products to use for LCD panel surface:
Things NOT to use on an LCD panel:
Follow these steps to a clean screen:
Be sure to keep these tips in mind as you go:
Sturdiglass is a great way to preserve the life of a video wall screen as it improves the screen's durability without compromising the viewing experience. You don't have to be quite as gentle when cleaning the panel surface since there is protective glass in between your cloth and the LCD. GPO Display uses the latest in optical bonding technology to affix high-grade, durable protective glass to the LCD surface which increases the resistance of the screen to scratches, dust, and fluids. It's great for high-touch areas and spaces where a screen may be accidentality (or purposefully) touched. You can also use Sturdiglass in interactive video wall applications without the internal reflection that can come with installing separate pieces of protective glass in front of the LCD panels. Overall, it makes for an easier, less-delicate cleaning process and provides peace of mind knowing that your screen is well-protected. We also offer protective glass for DK-series 4K monitors with optional anti-glare coating.