|[January 14, 2014]
Future JetTM Secures High Ratings From Kodak, HP, Screen USA; Continues to Gain Momentum Among Major Printers, OEMs
WESTPORT, Conn. --(Business Wire)--
Paper Group's Future JetTM, the first high-recycled,
coated digital inkjet paper, continues to gather industry accolades
following its September launch, including top ratings from Kodak (News - Alert) ("4
Diamond Rating"), HP ("Recommended Media to Best Performing Media") and
Screen USA ("A" rating). Compatible with both dye- and pigment-based
printers, Future Jet offers publishers, direct mail providers and
commercial printers excellent print quality on the greenest paper
"Following more than two years of development and testing, we are
pleased to collaborate with all of the major printers and OEMs to
demonstrate the tremendous potential for this market-changing product -
the industry's first coated recycled digital ink jet paper," said Steve
Silver, President & CEO of FutureMark Paper Company. "With the many
divergent print engines and media applications in this market, we
continue to see that Future Jet's unique coating locks in color, opening
the door to ink savings, product print improvement and market expansion
Future Jet's 4 Diamond Rating from the KODAK PROSPER Paper Rating
Program indicates users will experience consistent, high-quality results
with the paper. Don Burns, Business Development Director - Inkjet
Technology Partnerships at Kodak stated, "The strong partnership between
our two companies provided us with insight into FutureMark's deep
technical skills underpinning the development of Future Jet. Their focus
on creating a high-quality sustainable solution for digital inkjet is in
line with Kodak's vision for the industry, and we are pleased that the
combination of Kodak's printing equipment and ink with FutureMark's new
recycled coated inkjet sheet gives custoers superb print quality."
Future Jet is also now certified for HP Pigment Inkjet Web Press, with a
rating of "Recommended Media to Best Performing Media." As part of the
HP certification process, Future Jet performance was comprehensively
evaluated, including printed gamut, image quality, text quality, show
through, durability and runability. HP's testing revealed that
FutureMark's Future Jet product provides excellent print density,
runability, fill uniformity, gamut volume and text quality on the HP
Inkjet Web Press.
In its paper evaluation and certification report for Screen USA's
Truepressjet 520 Series, Future Jet achieved an "A" overall rating (4.77
out of 5) for its 45 and 50 pound basis weights. The paper was also
acknowledged as G7 calibrated for optimal image quality, and passed a
smudge test to ensure the paper's capacity to resist smudging from
water, fingerprints or the use of a highlighter. Runability, vibrancy,
color quality and opacity were all graded "excellent."
Ken Ingram, Vice President, Sales of Screen (USA), stated, "Our
comprehensive testing of Future Jet has validated our initial assessment
- FutureMark's new, lightweight high-recycled digital inkjet product
offers outstanding print quality on demanding four color projects.
Future Jet will open up a variety of new publishing and direct mail
market opportunities for us."
Kris Albee, Marketing Director, Production Print Solutions division of
Canon (News - Alert) Solutions America (CSA), added: "We are thrilled to enable
recycled sheets with great color on inkjet, and very pleased to add an
alternative 45 pound sheet from FutureMark to our list of CSA qualified
inkjet substrates. With the market continuing to move to inkjet, we see
recycled sheets as an important expansion of paper which we have
evaluated and determined to run on our inkjet printers."
Future Jet paper boasts a matte finish, a high brightness rating of 85
and at least 90 percent recycled content. Future Jet is available in 45
and 50 pound basis weights and is available through Horizon Paper. For
more information, the Future Jet product data sheet can be found at www.futuremarkpaper.com/products.html
or contact Horizon at: FutureJet@horizonpaper.com.
About FutureMark Paper Group
Paper Group is North America's leading provider of responsibly made,
high-recycled paper. Through continuous green innovation, the group
produces high-quality, high-performance printing and packaging papers
with unmatched levels of recycled content. FutureMark's recycled paper
solutions help sustainability leaders uphold their environmental
commitments while advancing their business goals. FutureMark Paper
Group's production centers are located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and
in the Chicago metropolitan area. For more information, please visit www.FutureMarkPaper.com.
FutureMark is a registered trademark of FutureMark Paper Group, or an
affiliate thereof, in the United States. All other trademarks used
within this document are the property of their respective owners.
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