Here at SunDance, we’re all about doing our part for the environment. We try to live sustainably. There’s a misconception in the world that we should be shifting away from paper and forest products as climate change looms. However, that kind of thinking is sadly misguided. Trees make oxygen, take in CO2. If climate change is being led by CO2 emissions, we shouldn’t be cutting down trees, right? Well, it’s more complicated than that. We actually have more trees today in the US than 100 years ago, yes, you read that right!
Fifty years ago, “easy to open” packaging of common household products and medicines was the leading cause of unintentional poisoning of children aged five and under. Today, thanks to increased safety features, child resistant packaging like zippers and caps have allowed us to embrace the modern conveniences of flexible packaging for thousands of items. Child-resistant pouches are an innovative flexible packaging solution available in a variety of sizes, dimensions, and materials. For companies who must comply with child safety requirements while competing in the product marketing arena, child-resistant pouches offer these important benefits.
Scent Fill has been working with SunDance since 2021 to creatively and responsibly package their line of 100% Natural air freshener plug in refills. As a company who focuses on 100% natural products with no synthetic, harmful, or controversial ingredients, Scent Fill’s commitment to responsibly sourced products and environmentally sound principles carried across to their choice of print vendor. Because SunDance is the first SGP (Sustainable Green Partnership) certified printer in Florida, our commitment to the environment aligned perfectly with Scent Fill’s company philosophy.
SunDance Scores at Orlando Magic Court of Dreams basketball game!
SunDance is proud to once again supply the signage and wide format needs for WESH Channel 2’s Olympic coverage of the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. To transform their news studio space into a space fit for Olympic royalty, WESH turned to Sundance’s gold medal wide format team. We draped printable backdrop material on the studio walls to provide the expansive mountaintop views, and applied adhesive backed vinyl wall material to wrap the columns, curved wall, and monitor in vibrantly colored designs. The finishing touch on the performance worthy set was the dimensional and lit WESH Olympic Zone sign. We even sent our first-place team of installers to oversee installation and make sure the studio space was transformed into a stage for world class athletes. We are proud to partner with WESH on their studio décor needs and love being a small part of the Olympic magic. Go Team USA!
SunDance is pleased to announce our recent purchase of the Easymatrix 106 C/CS die-cutter from Heidelberg. The Easymatrix is a versatile piece of equipment that can be used for anything that requires die cutting, kiss cuts, contoured cuts or perforations, and will allow us to offer our customers even greater creativity with their designs. Some areas where the Easymatrix excels include:
● Folding cartons (including those with intricate cut requirements)
● Corrugated cardboard up to 4 mm thick
● Signage and displays
Friday, March 4th, was Employee Appreciation Day here at SunDance, and to celebrate our employees, Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream Truck was on site to serve up some delicious ice cream. A sweet treat was enjoyed by (almost) all while everyone enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and warm Florida weather. Of course, we couldn’t forget our VIPs – Very Important Pet employees – they take their “official office dog” jobs very seriously! Whether trying mint chip, vanilla with sprinkles, chocolate, strawberry sorbet, or a unique custom cone creation, the SunDance family enjoyed some time to mingle, relax, and start the weekend off with a smile.
There is no doubt the past couple of years have presented challenges many have never experienced before. It is during times like these we naturally turn to self-reflection and examine our – and our company's - place in the scheme of things. Throughout the past two years, SunDance has remained open as an essential business and committed to our core purpose of existing to solve problems for our clients, employees, and partners, and continuing to live up to our core values every day. We're still facing unprecedented challenges as we look ahead this year and remain committed to our core value of "doing whatever it takes to get the job done".
The SunDance family enjoyed a little R&R at Orlando’s Top Golf driving range yesterday. After a brief introduction and company update, everyone enjoyed delicious appetizers, great conversations, and an open bar. Then it was out to the driving range for a Top Golf team tournament! Whether an avid golfer or a total newbie, SunDance employees all enjoyed a few hours of team building, getting to know each other better, and friendly competition. Food, friends, and Florida sunshine on a golf course – what’s not to love?
One planet, finite resources. Our founders have a strong commitment and connection to the natural world, and this belief carries through to our company practices. SunDance has long been a leader in sustainability and environmentally responsible printing practices. Our passion begins at the top with our company owner and Chairman of the Board, John Ruggieri, and his longstanding advocacy for the environment. The Ruggieri family are dedicated to championing a cleaner, greener print production facility, and SunDance delivers on many levels.