Mitsubishi Paper Mills (MPM) announced Kodak has awarded the SWORD iJET Gloss a 5 Diamond rating on the Paper Rating Program for KODAK PROSPER Presses, the highest rating within the Paper Rating Program. Kodak’s 5 Diamond rating is awarded to a media that equates to "offset quality" within the rating structure. MPM has collaborated closely with Kodak in the United States as well as in Japan in order to develop a product which meets such a high rating distinction.
SWORD iJET 4.3 Gloss is a premium, glossy media designed to run on today’s high speed continuous feed inkjet presses. In many applications, SWORD iJET does not require post printing lamination or liquid UV. SWORD iJET is an FSC certified media that provides excellent ink adhesion, remarkable drying characteristics, universal ink compatibility and a wide color gamut.
“We are very pleased with the performance of SWORD iJET Gloss and its 5 Diamond rating is a testament to the R&D and Manufacturing excellence at Mitsubishi. Their support for our Direct Mail customers using KODAK PROSPER Presses has been outstanding. The Offset Class image quality metrics achieved by this new gloss paper truly makes it a World Class inkjet paper” said Don Burns, Business Development Director for Media at Kodak.
SWORD iJET will initially be available in a basis weight of 127.9gsm in both gloss and matte surfaces. To support the many high speed inkjet applications that require a gloss product, future products with the gloss surface include heavier weights to meet the caliper specifications for mailers, reply cards and other printed products, as well as common market thickness such as 104.7gsm, 157gsm, and 186 gsm.