Zippo lighter - IRIS PVD finish prototype
- Production date - October 2003
- Zippo tested the Iris PVD lighter in two separate pilot runs in October 2003 and January 2004. The zippo lighter case was coated, using a physical vapor deposition(PVD) process to produce the Iris finish. Failure to achieve acceptable color during the pilot runs, resulted in termination of the Iris process after a run of 3600 pieces. The Iris Zippo Lighter were never sold at retail or featured in any zippo catalog. The remaining 993 lighters were exclusively offered to Zippo Click members.