Rotherham-based online printer instantprint has launched in the United States.

instantprint was launched eight years ago by recent graduates James Kinsella and Adam Carnell after they had run into difficulties trying to buy promotional prints while planning a university event.

The company specialises in printing marketing materials from business cards to flyers, brochures and posters.

"This is a very exciting move for the business and the team which has created a real buzz through the office," said Kinsella of the US launch.

"We feel that our customer focused proposition will resonate with US clients who want to deal with real people but buy print in a quick, easy way.

“It's very early days but the feedback we've had so far has been great and we're excited to see what the future holds.”

instantprint has selected FedEx as its courier service provider to the USA which should allow it to send printed materials to customers there within two working days.

Carnell added: "Nine years ago we saw an opportunity in the UK market to provide online print with a difference: one that takes advantage of the benefits of the online world, but is still backed up by real people who can guide, check and help, just like your local printer.

"This business model has been hugely successful in the UK, with our team winning multiple awards from appearing in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 in 2016 to recently being named National Winner at the 2018 European Business Awards.

"Having been fortunate enough to have experienced continual growth, we are now going to offer the same great print services to customers in the US."