Removable Matte/ Anti-glare Screen Protector Made from a Vinyl Pouch
I have searched high and low for the perfect screen protector to enhance my writing experience with the iPad without having to give up that gorgeous retina display. Stick on matte screen protectors obscured that luscious display and drove me insane with the rainbow grain effect. Now lo and behold my DIY screen protector made from a frosted vinyl pouch!
[Provides just enough of a sandy texture to create that paperlike experience, and the vinyl is durable enough that you can maneuver it this way and that without too much wear.](https://preview.redd.it/psavdthhxxc51.jpg?width=4032&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=3572ce6d4d06afdeb5e243a7bca4ae0bf466edf9)
[Take it off when you just want to indulge that crystal clear retina display!](https://preview.redd.it/yg7jtisyyxc51.jpg?width=4032&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=86767a32777a2383da53fb3e340ed323ee004079)
I’ve always had an affinity to my Kobo e-reader, but now I just might have to put it to rest because this also simulates an e-ink display well enough. If a company actually manufactured this with laser cutting, I wouldn’t hesitate to pay for it!
[It’s a pretty simple process to make. Just trace out your screen on the material you want to use and cut away. — I cut the vinyl pouch up first so that it formed two separate pieces of plastic sheets.](https://preview.redd.it/tkybnp6is2d51.jpg?width=2148&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=a49da3c85c1956fa8dc916af742ff81812b152ba)
[Collage of different materials. Not sure if you can see the details, but the rainbow grain effect only shows up on the Matte Screen Protector. From the images, it looks like the File Folder offers better clarity, but I prefer the Vinyl Pouch because it’s a thicker, more durable material and isn’t as prone to forming white kinks when bent. — and I personally prefer the frosted look making the screen look like an e-ink display.](https://preview.redd.it/innjcyg5t2d51.jpg?width=9672&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=0ab04b0fdf040a5b72cb7018c12f3ddb49b6c862)
[A comparison of different brands of Vinyl Pouches, they all vary in thickness and frost level. I am currently using the Aquadrops vinyl from my local office supply shop. It’s very nice and completely suits what I’m looking for, but I might personally prefer the Daiso material when I cut it up because it leaves a brighter, white cast and has a slight marshmellow-y feedback to it when writing which I like. Muji is too thick and obscures readability. *Note. The Daiso and Muji pouch may look more blurry than they actually are in the close up photos because it’s not laying flat right on the screen.](https://preview.redd.it/rdfad9cuu2d51.jpg?width=6084&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=a099122937eb3bc20fc3489489bfb251a762b8c8)
[When I first conceived of the idea I thought that I would have to use double-sided tape to secure the film down but I found that if I cut it up well, the material is thick enough that it catches on to the side of my iPad case and doesn’t move around too much. Though surely you can tape it down for extra stability. Compatible to lay it over top of a glass screen protector too!](https://preview.redd.it/s7xsiituw2d51.jpg?width=8056&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=85a449011ab80a28f384372f62435686a2e63be2)
[Scratch scratch scratch. Sounds like paper!](https://reddit.com/link/hxhq7c/video/9h34rumfx2d51/player)