International visual communications provider The Delta Group is set to instal an EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass direct-to-board digital printer at its Waltham Cross facility in June/July 2018. The Delta Group made the investment to meet customer needs, including increased demand for faster turnaround times and lower costs.

 

The EFI Nozomi C18000 contains single-pass LED inkjet technology for corrugated, paper packaging and display graphics. By enabling direct-to-board digital printing it eliminates costs and a great number of steps associated with plating, printing and lamination in traditional analog production. 

 

“The Delta Group have been following the progress of ‘single pass’ printing keenly over the past 12 months. We can see how this is going to be a game changer for many sectors, not only ours,” says Martin Shipp, Delta Group’s chief operating officer. “In an aggressive and reactive market place such as point of sale, quality, speed to market and cost per copy are key factors.”

 

 

According to EFI the Nozomi C18000 offers high-quality, high-speed digital LED printing, capable of printing perfect solid colours, accurate texts/ barcodes, Hexachrome printing and photorealistic images all at industrial speeds of up to 7,000 square metre per hour (around 8-10x the speed of traditional printers). An up-to 1.8m printing width simplifies and lowers costs of producing large packages and displays in one piece (without cuts in the assembly), leading to efficiency in unit costs for larger batches.

 

The press’s capabilities address evolving customer packaging trends toward customisation, versioning and efficient supply chain management among the top-tier brands The Delta Group serves. 

 

Formed in 1991, The Delta Group follows a philosophy of continual improvement, first beginning as a small screen-printing start-up and evolving to now serve as a trusted partner of global companies, employing over 800 people across multiple sites.

 

The company is a visual communications specialist, providing innovative solutions for retailers, brands, and entertainment companies. Its suite of services is designed to improve marketing agility, reduce cost and integrate a disconnected supply chain in order to maximise marketing return on investment.