The Delta Group first official customer site for Agfa’s SpeedSet Orca single-pass inkjet press

Mortsel, Belgium – March 12, 2024

After the successful public introduction of the SpeedSet Orca 1060 in December last year at Agfa’s Cambridge facility, the Delta Group is first to sign for the SpeedSet Orca and start production in the UK.

The Delta Group was impressed with the speed and quality of the SpeedSet Orca single-pass inkjet press and sees it as an ideal complement to their current equipment. The fact that SpeedSet Orca is a water-based ink press that has sustainability in mind made the decision to go ahead even easier.  The Delta group, one of the largest printing companies for retail, is a winner of multiple sustainability awards in the last years and has Net Zero in its sights.

“We are excited that The Delta Group has decided to opt in as our first customer. The Delta Group will push and test the SpeedSet Orca to its maximum and will be enjoying high-quality output for their business every day”, says Vincent Wille, President Agfa Digital Printing & Chemicals. “We are very proud that companies like Delta see the huge benefit of using water-based inkjet technology whilst achieving the highest print quality.”

“We at Delta 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”, says Martin Shipp, COO, The Delta Group.

The SpeedSet Orca 1060 was developed for the folding carton market and is a real gamechanger. The single-pass inkjet press can print up to 11,000 B1 boards per hour offering amazing quality and a large color gamut with water-based inks. Due to the flexibility of inkjet printing the press can offer runs competitive to offset in mainstream printing volumes and provide full agility for a larger number of job changes. This allows companies to accept smaller jobs and deliver them faster than ever before. Delta is a leader in this type of client delivery and expectation.

“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”, says Matt Brooks, Head of Packaging, Agfa Digital Printing Solutions.

About The Delta Group

Based in London, The Delta Group are Europe’s leading privately owned visual communications specialist, delivering award-winning multi-channel marketing services to the Retail, FMCG, Film, Gaming and OOH markets. Their services provide global brands with a powerful combination of end-to-end connected services delivering insight, creativity, production, experiential, distribution and compliance managed through their unique Workstream X technology.

Press contact

Dean Smith
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
+44 (0) 7957 633652

About Agfa

The Agfa-Gevaert Group is a leading company in imaging technology and IT solutions with over 150 years of experience. The Group holds three divisions: Radiology Solutions, HealthCare IT, and Digital Print & Chemicals. They develop, manufacture and market analog and digital systems for the healthcare sector, for specific industrial applications and for the printing industry. In 2022, the Group realized a turnover of 1,857 million Euro.

About Agfa’s Digital Printing Solutions

Agfa’s Digital Printing Solutions business unit drives the adoption of inkjet printing across various industries. It empowers graphic printing and goods-producing industries to become more versatile and efficient through the innovative use of inkjet printing technology. It does so by analyzing their experiences, needs and challenges, and actively partnering with them and industry experts.

Agfa’s digital printing offering consists of in-house developed and designed high-quality inkjet printers, inks, software, and services, either as an integrated perfectly matched solution, or as customized components within a larger production process. The assortment is best in class in terms of quality, productivity, sustainability, and cost of ownership, with an impeccable service across the globe.

Press contact

Mike Horsten
PR & Press Manager Agfa DPC
+32 494 56 06 44

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