SunDance was featured in the September 2016 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated. The article by Gregroy Sharpless showcased the world of SunDance’s Large Format division, along with some of the higher profile jobs, as well as gave a comprehensive overview of the company’s journey to becoming Orlando’s premiere Large Format print shop.Read The Article Here
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SunDance (sundanceusa.com), an Orlando-based firm offering design, print and mailing services, today reported that it has been named as one of Inc.'s 5,000 fastest-growing companies in America. The magazine and its judges consider that the 2016 Inc. 5000 are the superheroes of the U.S. economy as the cadre of America's fastest growing private companies. SunDance qualified with a year-over-year revenue growth of 18% for the last nine years.
"We are extremely excited to be included on this prestigious list," said JohnHenry Ruggieri, the company's Managing Director. "It is an affirmation of the hard work the SunDance team has done to grow our company by ensuring the ultimate in customer loyalty."
Florida Print Awards 2016
The 2016 Florida Print Awards were held Friday, July 29th in Orlando with nominees, attendees and representatives of the printing industry from across the state. At the 2015 awards, SunDance took home an astounding 45 Awards, many of which from a number of successful self-promotional pieces, events and campaigns. This year's entries and 21 awards were almost exclusively from client work. The total was Ten 1st Place - Best of Category Awards, Ten 2nd Place Awards of Excellence, One 3rd Place Judges Award and The Certificate of Merit awarded by the judges for "those who have achieved an extremely high level of quality in printing and design."
SunDance Acquires Yet Another Unique Finishing Capability to Give Designers Even More Opportunities to Be Creative
Orlando, FL (15 July 2016) - SunDance (sundanceusa.com), an Orlando-based firm offering design, print and mailing services, today announced it has added yet another set of unique capabilities to its broad portfolio of products and services with the acquisition of two Siska machines for setting eyelets, grommets and rivets.
"When our clients come to us with unique requirements, we have a hard time saying no," said JohnHenry Ruggieri, Managing Director. “That has led us to accumulate an eclectic set of services all available under one roof, from all types of printing and mailing to laser engraving, die cutting and foiling. That’s why when a major international hotel chain came to us with a requirement to produce an unusual design for its Do Not Disturb and Please Service Room door hangers, we had no hesitation in seeking out the best possible tools to implement the design so we could produce the entire project in-house.”
Innovation is more than just a theory here at Sundance. We regularly try new materials, new equipment and new procedures. Especially when clients enlist our help in making their idea a reality. A great client of ours came to us and he wanted to see if we could laser etch his logo into a wooden wine box. We jumped right into testing it and ended up with some amazing results. Not only could we do the top like he requested, but we figured out how to do the sides as well. We even figured out how to design artwork so that the box looked like it came from a large vineyard. Wine boxes are only the beginning too. We're doing picture frames and wooden spoons and other specialty items. Bring us an idea and we'll make it a reality. That's what we do here at Sundance.
After the tragic events here in Orlando, our entire city found the strength to come together and power through the unthinkable, becoming stronger and more united than ever before. Here at SunDance, we were inspired to do what we could to help. We designed and printed “Orlando Strong” stickers to show our pride in our city, our community and every single one of its residents. We handed them out to clients, staff, friends and family, but had no idea how well they would be received.
The first ten thousand stickers are long gone and we are making even more. Just like the first batch, we have decided against selling them and instead suggest people donate to the OneOrlando Fund which was established to provide support to the Pulse victims and their families.
We’ve decided to make even more of the stickers and you can get yours free!
Our friends over at Superior Inks and Allied Graphics videoed the most recent batch of samples we sent them for durability testing, utilizing the Sutherland Rub Test machine. This machine rubs the stock together with another piece of stock on a weight to mimic wear and tear on a piece. This allows us to determine if the process, ink, colors, coating and finishing processes are the right fit for a specific job.
The SunDance stock book is a great tool for picking just the right paper to bring your project to life. This coil bound book contains samples of papers SunDance has in stock for those quick turn and specialty projects. Call today and request your Stock Book for quick and easy reference 407-734-7444.
SunDance today reported that it was the recipient of two prestigious Foil & Speciality Effects Association (FSEA) Gold Leaf awards, chosen from among hundreds of exquisite entries submitted from around the world. The 23rd Annual Gold Leaf Awards were presented at an Awards Banquet during the Annual FSEA Conference in Orlando, FL on April 4, 2016.
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 very proud to have received these awards," said JohnHenry Ruggieri, Managing Director. “The competition was stiff and the submissions for the awards process were exceptional. We are humbled by the decision of the expert judges, who chose two SunDance submissions for recognition with Gold Leaf Awards. You can be sure these awards will hold pride of place on our awards wall at SunDance.”
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