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. 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.
The Minipack MVS31 XP is a chamber vacuum sealer for packaging fragile materials or creating creative packaging options. The Minipack was originally developed for sealing perishable foods. Over the past few years, the sous vide cooking trend has made the vacuum sealers even more popular to seal bags before boiling.
SunDance acquired the Minipack for a specific job which required one of a kind packaging. The custom packaging was created from a printed bag that the items were sealed within in the vacuum sealer. The effect was a package that hinted at the contents, making it irresistible to the receiver, creating an impressive response rate.
We would love to find more applications for the Minipack. Let us know what ideas you have and we’ll begin the creative process. We love to experiment at SunDance. It’s the key to innovation and creating the perfect piece for your next project.
SunDance has acquired a new MGI JETvarnish 3D digital UV coating machine. The JETvarnish can simultaneously do both raised or flat UV coatings in either spot UV or flood applications. It’s maximum sheet size of 20 x 41 inches makes it ideal for embellishing a wide range of applications, from large to small, such as book covers, presentation folders, brochures, business cards, invitations and product packaging. The JETvarnish 3D has a throughput of up to 3,000 sheets per hour with almost no drying time.
This allows SunDance to print, finish, trim and deliver your job faster than anyone else in the Central Florida area. With our world class fulfillment and shipping department, we can rival the turnaround times of competitors across the country.
We believe in putting our customers first! Thanks to the entire SunDance team, we had our best month this past April . Our continued success is possible thanks to clients like you who trust us to exceed expectations every step of the way. We'd like to personally thank our dedicated staff for always making our customers' needs a priority while creating innovative solutions to bring their projects to life. Whether that means driving across town to bring you samples or flying across the country to hand-deliver your project, we are committed to doing whatever it takes to support your goals.
We look forward to an even brighter future as we partner with our clients to provide remarkable customer service to make the impossible happen, day in and day out.
John Ruggieri, Chairman of the Board, at SunDance was the guest of honor Saturday evening at Opera Orlando's Second Annual Gala. "The Gilded Age on the Gilded Stage" Gala honored John Ruggieri for his unwavering support of the Opera Orlando and performing arts in Central Florida throughout the years. Opera legend Sherrill Milnes hosted the event, which featured a live auction and performances from opera singers from across the country. Opera Orlando is in its second year, yet has already brought together the local community and cemented an artistic legacy for generations to come. Sundance is proud to support local organizations like Opera Orlando, and many other non-profits that serve our community.