Category Archives: Magnifying Glasses

Magnifying glasses for all sorts of applications. Folding pocket magnifiers for fossils, master gardeners and rockhounding. Linen testers for textiles and proofing. Hand magnifiers for general purpose use.

Fossil Trilobites

Fossil Identification Field Magnifier: Study Trilobites, Ammonites, Stromatolites, Crinoids

Fossil identification is central to paleontology which is the study of living things now long dead & preserved in sedimentary rock. Most of these plants, animals and microbes are extinct but some have descendants that are alive today.  Comparing the past and the present puts paleontology at the intersection of biology and the study of rocks and minerals typically associated with geology. Both require magnifiers for field work and the requirements are discussed below.

Continue reading

Macular Degeneration Reading Magnified

Best Macular Degeneration Magnifying Glasses

What is Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is the death of retinal cells responsible for fine detail and color. It is perceived as a black spot in the middle of your visual field, a sort of reverse tunnel vision. As the condition worsens, you lose your ability to read or recognize faces.

There is no cure for this affliction at present. In its early stages you can compensate  with magnifiers that are stronger than simple handheld round readers.

Just looking for magnifiers? See: Macular degeneration pocket magnifiers.

Continue reading

Gold metallic ink logo printers loupes

Joules Angstrom Gold Printers Loupe

Humans & our primate relatives are unique when it comes to the perception of color. Among the mammals, only we have the ability to see our world in full color.  We take this for granted & only when we go to reproduce color images accurately in print & other media do we begin to appreciate how complex this process is. Continue reading

Realtor Magnifier Cards Promote Your Brand

Personal Branding?

Location, location, location is a catchphrase we’ve all heard & immediately associate with real estate sales. For real estate agents & brokers themselves, personal branding  is especially important. You can see this in lawn signs, newspaper ads & bus stop benches, many of which feature a photo of the agent her/himself.  Standing out from the crowd is vital-find out why a personalized credit card magnifier has the best bang for the buck!

Continue reading

Printers Loupe or Linen Tester-What to Use?

A printer’s loupe & a linen tester at first glance look to be the same. When used as a linen tester threads in cloth are counted. When used as a printers loupe the magnifier reveals the quality of printed photos. A closer look reveals the difference. Read on to see pictures & more & what makes them different.

Note: some of the images have our original domain “indigo.com”. We are now using indigoinstruments.com.

Continue reading