We are often asked how SunDance determines if a project should be produced using digital or offset technology. One of the driving factors is order quantity. Assuming there is no variable data such as personalization which would require the use of digital technology, Offset printing will yield a lower unit cost on higher order quantity projects, but there are higher upfront costs involved in getting the first sheet off the press. The distribution of the upfront costs over a greater quantity is commonly referred to as economies of scale which result in a lower unit cost than digital can provide.
Our friend Trish Witkowski from foldfactory.com featured SunDance’s newest creative piece in her #441 Fold of the Week video. Trish shows the layout and design behind SunDance's spinning business cards, including die cutting, spot 3D UV, blind UV, soft touch coating, and of course SunDance’s signature style. We are thrilled that you love our new business cards as much as we do!
For the first time ever, augmented reality allows users to interact digitally with printed pieces. With a free app, digital experiences with cards, magazines, and signs come to life. Give your product a personality, or make a textbook more than just a textbook. Now you can.
There are a lot of factors to take into consideration when designing a job with binding. SunDance has designed a simple two-page Binding Cheat Sheet that you can use as a guide for your next project. With pictures and specs of a variety of common binding choices along with some helpful tips, it is a great reference tool to keep on hand.
Hard Rock International tasked SunDance with creating and engineering a multi-tier brand package including over 20 individual items for their Annual Conference. Featuring luxury papers and specialty finishing techniques, this project highlighted the best of Hard Rock’s distinctive branding. See how the package came together and propelled the SunDance and Hard Rock partnership.
Add our new Folding Cheat Sheet to your collection of SunDance Cheat Sheets! This visual reference guide highlights some of the most popular folding techniques, along with a decimal to fraction conversion chart. If you plan on using some new folding techniques on your next printing job, this Cheat Sheet can help jumpstart your project.
Digital Publishing Solutions Magazine puts the spotlight on SunDance’s digital print and offset packaging capabilities in this month’s issue.
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!
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.