The UK’s Delta Group has signed on as the first customer for Agfa’s B1 SpeedSet 1060 inkjet digital printer.

Speedset 1060 was formally introduced at the end of 2023 after a number of years of development. Principally targeted at the folding carton market, it is a B1 format press, able to print at up to 11,000 sheets per hour. It prints using water-based inks and can be configured with up to seven colours.

Based in London, Delta Group is a privately-owned visual communications specialist, delivering award-winning multi-channel marketing services to the retail, FMCG, film, gaming and OOH markets.

Delta Group COO Martin Shipp was present for the launch event and spoke at the event to indicate where and how Delta sees the value in such a system. This included the speed and quality of the SpeedSet Orca single-pass inkjet press and its sustainability credentials by being a water-based system. With his company now having signed on as the first SpeedSet Orca 1060 site, Mr Shipp said, ‘We are excited to get our hands on the first SpeedSet Orca in the world in our plant. We will be pushing it to the limit and expect great things from the press.’

Vincent Wille, president Agfa Digital Printing & Chemicals, said, ‘We are excited that Delta Group has decided to opt in as our first customer. [It] will push and test the SpeedSet Orca to its maximum and will be enjoying high-quality output for the business every day.

‘We are very proud that companies like Delta see the huge benefit of using water-based inkjet technology whilst achieving the highest print quality.’

Working with Martin on this journey has been a fantastic experience and I am delighted we are partnering in the next exciting chapter of the SpeedSet Orca story, commented Matt Brooks, head of packaging, Agfa Digital Printing Solutions.