US labels and packaging producer Catapult Print has invested in its eighth new Nilpeter flexo press in five years, with the installation of an FA-26 system. The nine-colour, 26-inch web width press, which comes with die station, is a first for the company, having previously opted for narrower web systems in the FA-Line range. It is also the first such installation in the US.

The installation fits into what Catapult Print sees as its ‘disruptive’ model, which has seen it achieve fast growth since its 2018 start, and revenues of more than $50 million (€45.6 million). It describes its approach as being to ‘take cost out, enhance quality, reduce lead times and give the best customer service’, and believes the Nilpeter FA-26 will help to take this model forward.

‘We came with a plan to disrupt the print industry, make print easy and truly deliver what customers really want,’ said Mark Cook, founder and chairman. ‘Our latest move is exactly that – it’s print redefined.

‘We’re here to shake things up and continue to disrupt the pressure sensitive label market. Our continued focus on technology, systems, automation, and data ensures we have the slickest, quickest, and most cost-effective printing business in the whole of the USA marketplace, with 27% of all orders out the door within just two days.’

Catapult Print manufactures pressure sensitive, linerless and narrow web films for customers throughout the US and Canada, and considers that its commitment to cutting edge technology, ‘outstanding’ service and a ‘relentless’ drive to disrupt the print industry sets it apart.

The firm’s close relationship with Nilpeter is also highly valued, with Mr Cook saying the partnership has been ‘excellent’ right from the start. ‘We all pull in the same direction, share the same ambitions, and uphold the same high standards. Together, we have created a foundation to grow and drive our business at the pace we are doing today.’