There are lots of ways to reach out to your consumers, but direct mail is still more effective, predictable and trackable than many other mediums. Designing an eye-catching and effective direct mail piece can make a big difference when it comes to your ROI. Of course, some formats can push you over budget on postal costs alone. But with the right information at hand, you can increase your bottom line without breaking the bank.
The 2017 Florida Print Awards brought in nominees, attendees and representatives of the printing industry from across the state. The theme of this year's event was "Back to Print" - with a focus on excellence in the printing industry in Florida.
Our friend Trish Witkowski from foldfactory.com featured one of SunDance’s creative pieces again! In her #397 Fold of the Week video, Trish shows the layout and design behind this eye-catching pocket folder, including dimensional die cutting, spot UV, soft touch coating, and of course SunDance’s signature style. We are thrilled that you love our new pocket folder design as much as we do!
Congratulations to Wing, a division of Grey Advertising group, for bringing home a Bronze Cannes Lions Award for their Stouffer’s 'Cookbook You Can Cook’ project. The cookbook also received two shortlist awards at the prestigious 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. We are proud to have the opportunity to partner with Wing to execute their unique vision of an FDA-friendly cookbook, featuring food-safe ink and ‘cookable' paper. SunDance took on the challenge of creating an in-house “clean room” and worked around the clock with live-streaming access to stay in constant communication with the agency. We are so excited to see the team's hard work pay off!
At SunDance, we love when our clients come to us with their biggest ideas and challenges, and we appreciate that Wing trusted us to help execute this award-winning cookbook. Here’s to many more award-winning projects in the future!
Our SunDance team completed the 2017 Robo Mud Run — a 10k challenge course with 52 obstacles, hosted by the St. Cloud Police Department to benefit the We Dare To Care Foundation. This year’s course included a rock climbing wall, rings over a mud bog, horizontal mud crawls, and a 100-yard swim. Extreme team building for a good cause — it’s a win-win!
SunDance is dedicated to serving our customers throughout the Central Florida area. While we have clients across the globe, we have a special place in our heart when it comes to helping our local businesses thrive. Over the years, we have partnered with a number of clients in Daytona Beach and Volusia County to bring their creative visions to life in a variety of industries including higher education, boat manufacturing, insurance and healthcare/hospitals.
What sets SunDance apart from our competitors is our unwavering dedication to customer service. Our team we will do whatever it takes to make your vision a reality. Whether you need a simple direct mail campaign or a large-scale, multi-faceted project, the SunDance team will make your success our top priority. We are able to effectively support and execute your job with our broad range of services all offered in our centrally located facility in Central Florida — including high-end commercial printing, direct mail, environmental interior design, large format printing, creative design, mailing, fulfillment and more.
Orlando, FL (12 June 2017) - SunDance (sundanceusa.com), an Orlando-based firm offering design, print and mailing services, today reported that it was the recipient of three prestigious Foil & Speciality Effects Association (FSEA) Gold Leaf awards, chosen from more than 300 entries from around the world across 36 different categories. The 24th Annual Gold Leaf Awards were presented at an Awards Banquet during the IADD•FSEA Odyssey on May 17-19.
Since its inception in 1992, the Foil & Specialty Effects Association has worked toward industry awareness and growth. It serves as a resource and educational platform for decorating technologies, including foil stamping, embossing, cold foil technologies, specialty coatings, laminates and laser cutting.
"We are again honored to have received these awards," said JohnHenry Ruggieri, Managing Director. “I especially want to congratulate our creative and production teams, who again have excelled on behalf of our customers, our company and the industry as a whole. You can be sure we will again enter the competition next year, and I am sure we will have more stunning examples to submit.”
Recently we hosted our friends from Factur, a local builder-driven fabrication lab here in Orlando, to develop an acrylic version of a project from Bob Barnett. Bob's Bug Box design is incredibly unique and uses a three piece sliding door mechanism sometimes called to the "Torggler system."
Here at SunDance, we have a history of trying new things with our equipment all the time, so this was something that seemed a perfect fit for SunDance. We're working on some other fun filled projects with Bob such as a dinosaur mask and a robotic telescope. Stay tuned for updates on those. Granted, it's not what you'd hear from most printers. But, then again, SunDance isn't like most printers.
If you're working on a unique design for a client, or for yourself, send us your ideas. We would love to help you turn them into a reality.
Thanks again to The Open Gimble Project and Factur for all their help.
SunDance is proud to announce a huge new addition to our lineup of Digital Printing options available. The Heidelberg® Versafire CP Digital Press is a flexible powerhouse, able to handle large jobs at high speeds, with extremely high resolutions. This increases SunDance's turnaround time and quality on various types of digital printing jobs.
The advanced design of the Versafire CP also allows it to handle varying types of stock at a low fusing temperature, such as textured paper, plastics, translucent, synthetic, metallic and even magnetic papers.
The Versafire allows SunDance to offer fully digital custom folder, package and carton printing on sheet sizes of up to 13” x 27.5” in duplex, or double sided printing. SunDance took it a step even further, modifying the Versafire to allow for sheet sizes of 13" x 49" in simplex, or single sided printing. This makes SunDance the local leader in turnaround on such complicated jobs, from prototyping all the way through full production.
SunDance is proud to add yet another bindery option to the mix with our new Double Loop Wiro Bindery Machine. Double Loop Wiro is a bindery process that creates a spine very similar to spiral bound notebooks. The major difference with the Double Looped system there are two wires going through the hole in the paper vs. only one wire in spiral bound notebooks. This makes the pages much more secure, the presentation much more professional and enhances the inherent value of the piece at a reasonable price.
As well, Double Loop Wiro can be produced to allow individual sheets to be removed and replaced without being torn, making it extremely versatile for use in menus, room service and hotel books. We can even produce the laminated pages and make updates for you whenever you need them.
With our digital capabilities, try a Double Wiro mockup of your next project to see if it might be the right fit for you. Pair that with our award winning bindery options for the perfect book, notebook, presentation folder or completely custom application. Getting it right takes experimentation and at SunDance we know from experience.