Mitsubishi Launches Sword iJet Gloss Media from Tsunami-Damaged Hachinohe Mill
TOKYO—Nov. 5, 2012—Mitsubishi Paper Mills (MPM) has announced the official launch of Sword iJet premium coated production inkjet media. Since its introduction at drupa 2012, MPM has received positive feedback from the market for both the gloss and matte coated grades. Sword iJet also was featured at GRAPH EXPO 12.
The launch of Sword iJet, manufactured at MPM’s Hachinohe Mill, one of several production facilities located in Japan, is a true testament to the strong will and ability of MPM’s courageous employees to overcome such adversity. The Tsunami of 2011 caused extensive damage and flooding of Hachinohe’s production equipment.
“Hachinohe Mill’s primary concern after the disaster was to safeguard its employees and local town’s people.” Said Atsuki Kimura of Mitsubishi Paper Mills, Specialty Paper Department. “We greatly appreciated all the support and kind words from our partners and customers during this difficult time, and look forward to continuing our tradition of launching value added products to the world.”
MPM supplied much needed electricity to the community from the mills on site power generation facility. It is encouraging that Hachinohe Mill was able to restore full manufacturing capabilities of its core paper products within eight months.
Utilizing its extensive history and patents in specialty inkjet coatings, MPM has commercialized Sword iJet 4.3 Gloss and other new FSC grades to have instant dry characteristics, universal ink compatibility, wide color gamut, and excellent ink adhesion. Sword iJET is compatible with all major production inkjet printers including printers from Dainippon Screen, Kodak and others. Unlike most other gloss coated media in the marketplace, SWORD iJET does not require post printing lamination or liquid UV.
Sword iJet is available in a basis weight of 127.9 gsm in both gloss and matte surfaces. The Sword iJet portfolio will expand to include additional basis weights to target varied market opportunities such as mailers, reply cards and other printed products.
Mitsubishi Paper Mills produces and develops not only printing paper, printing plate materials and printing systems supporting offset and other printing, but also supplies the media for almost all recording formats, such as pressure-sensitive, thermal, magnetic, electrographic, silver halide photography and inkjet paper.