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.
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 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.”
At SunDance, we love bold and unique print ideas. Our formula is simple really: We truly care about our client's needs and provide the tools for them to succeed. Taking creative risks is what gets brands noticed, so naturally, it's what we do!
For the past few years, prestigious organizations in our industry have consistently recognized us for just that – creative excellence. Since then, we've been incredibly busy and this year was no exception.
SunDance Marketing Solutions of Orlando, FL, was a huge winner in the 28th annual Florida Print Awards. The Printing Association of Florida (PAF) presented the awards to elite Florida-based printers, graphic arts companies and schools during a banquet held July 31st, 2015 at the Hilton Orlando Resort on International Drive.
SunDance Marketing Solutions proudly earned a total of 19 awards (out of 20 total entries) at the 27th annual Florida Print Awards, the printing industry’s largest and most prestigious statewide graphic arts competition. The Printing Association of Florida (PAF) presented the awards to elite Florida-based printing, graphic arts companies and schools during a banquet on July 25, 2014 at the Walt Disney World Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
15 of the awards were given in “Best of Category” and showcased some of SunDance’s unique print processes including specialty finishes, intricate die cuts, variable data accomplishments and other achievements with the latest cutting-edge printing technology. SunDance also received five Certificates of Merit honoring extremely high quality work in print and design, three Awards of Excellence and one Judge’s Award.
“We are incredibly proud of our design and printing team,” said Director of Operations JohnHenry Ruggieri. “These awards are a tremendous honor and a tribute to the talented and creative professionals on our team and our efforts to continually expand and improve our in-house offerings.”
George Ryan, president and CEO of PAF, agrees. “Year after year, the quality of the submissions for the Florida Print Awards increases, raising the standard to which they are held. It seems like we say this every year, but the judges remarked how they were, once again, impressed with the entries submitted by PAF members and also said this year’s competition was the toughest yet. SunDance Marketing Solutions should be very proud of their outstanding accomplishments.”
The Florida Print Awards recognize individuals, companies and organizations responsible for the creation or production of print communications. The competition promotes excellence in the industry and recognizes companies and individuals who produce the best in print media.
PAF, host of the Florida Print Awards, is the state’s largest graphic arts trade association.
About Printing Association of Florida (PAF)
The Printing Association of Florida is one of the most active and influential printing associations in North America. With headquarters in Orlando, Fla., over 300 Florida-based graphic arts companies consider PAF their ultimate business partner. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors elected by its membership, PAF is a not-for-profit association representing the interests of the graphic arts industry throughout the state. PAF is affiliated with Printing Industries of America (PIA), the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, making PAF members a part of the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts advocacy organization in the world. More information about the Printing Association of Florida, located at 6275 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, FL 32822, is available by calling 407-240-8009, faxing 407-240-8333, and online at www.flprint.org
SunDance Marketing Solutions today announced that the Season Ticket Package it produced for the Orlando Magic won the 2013 NSF ADchievement Award for Best Sales Collateral. The ADchievement Awards recognize the best sports-themed advertising in all major North American sports.
For the 2013 awards, more than 200 entries from the sports industry were submitted for consideration. Submissions came from teams representing MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, NCAA, and minor leagues, as well as motorsports, agencies, and private corporations. Finalists and winners in each category were determined by an independent panel of advertising experts.
“We are very excited to help contribute to the Orlando Magic’s success,” stated Brad Taylor, a Partner of SunDance Marketing Solutions. “Their collateral design was catchy and unique and our team is honored to have helped in the process of creating an award winning piece.”
Roman Vega, Vice President Brand Management for the Orlando Magic added, “The outstanding work done by SunDance Marketing Solutions was essential to the success of our 2012-13 Season Ticket True Blue Passport collateral. From initial concept to production and finishing, their team went above and beyond to make every detail of these pieces excellent and we truly appreciate their collaboration.”
The annual Printing Association of Florida print award ceremony was held Saturday night, and SunDance had one second place winner and 22 first place winners.
SunDance won three trophies, one for BEST IN SHOW, Division One (for printing companies with less than 20 employees), one for MOST CREATIVE USE OF PAPER, and BEST ART REPRODUCTION.
In addition to the state-wide awards, SunDance also won two of the three “Bennys" awarded in the state of Florida. The Benny award is named after Benjamin Franklin and is “awarded to the most outstanding entry in each category". To win, an entry must be "flawless.” The Benny is a national award chosen from some 5000 entries.
The owners of SunDance wish to say "thank you" to all our clients and our valuable employees for a job well done!