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11 Jan 2024

Concept to Completion: Making a Custom Holiday Gift

At SunDance, we are excited to share the process behind our Holiday Popcorn Kit for 2023. We want to take you behind the scenes and pull the curtain back on the step-by-step process of how we brought this delightful holiday gift to life. From concept to completion, we'll provide insight into each component and the meticulous attention to detail that goes into creating a successful client holiday gift that doubles as a promotional product. If you plan to create a Holiday Gift for clients in 2024, we hope this lends some creative inspiration to your process.

15 May 2023

What You Need to Know About PFAS in Packaging

Picture a world where your favorite non-stick pan, waterproof jacket, and even your fire extinguisher could be harming you and the environment. Unfortunately, this is the reality we face with the widespread use of PFAS. These man-made chemicals have been utilized for their remarkable water and stain-resistant properties. But beneath the surface, there are concerns about the impact of these chemicals on our health and environment.

As a packaging provider, SunDance is dedicated to creating products that are safe for our customers, the environment, and their communities. We are also committed to educating our customers about the importance of choosing safer packaging products. SunDance is proud to be a part of the movement towards PFAS-free products and will continue to innovate new solutions that help our customers reduce their carbon footprint while preserving our planet.

23 Mar 2023

How Do Flexible Pouches Compare to Cans? The Advantages are Numerous!

Aluminum and steel are the two most common cans used for food and beverages. Both are recyclable, despite being thinly lined with a polyester or acrylic barrier between the food or beverage and the metal can. Although canning dates to the early 1800s, aluminum was introduced into can-making in 1957, according to Industrial Physics. Aluminum cans have been recycled so much that nearly 75% of all the aluminum ever produced is still in use today.

However, cans have decided drawbacks when compared with using flexible pouches for food and beverages. Since the original stand-up pouch was invented in 1963, flexible pouches have become a mainstay of modern food and beverage packaging, according to Industrial Packaging.

02 Dec 2022

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Brand with Product Packaging

Product packaging is more than protecting and transporting goods, it’s also about creating a positive, memorable experience that will strengthen your brand. If your product packaging and branding are out of sync, it can leave consumers confused and distrustful. Packaging design without branding would have no direction and branding without packaging design doesn’t have a medium to communicate directly to consumers.

27 Oct 2022

Convenient, Versatile, Recyclable, Lightweight, Cost-Efficient... Flexible Packaging Benefits Too Numerous to Count

Product marketers and package designers have been shifting away from rigid packaging, much of which ends up in landfills. With increasing frequency, they’re opting for flexible packaging, including recyclable pouches and other soft packages. We’re delighted to witness this movement and completely support it.

21 Sep 2022

Optimize Your Products with Flexible Pouch Options (Part 1)

Countless flexible pouch options are available to optimize your product marketing efforts. This two-part article will help you understand the options by describing the various parts of a flexible pouch, what they are called, and what they do. We begin with pouch styles and gussets in Part 1 and finish with pouch seals and closures in Part 2.

04 Aug 2022

Client Spotlight: Lights, Camera, SunDance!

At SunDance, not only do we produce print and packaging for established brands and products, but also upcoming innovators and spec projects. In fact, sometimes our print projects are designed and conceived entirely as a building block to something else. SunDance sales executive Steve Kirchof was contacted to work with a production company and design a series of production prop boxes for the Ben Stiller/AppleTV production of Severance. Working hand in hand with a production company, we designed a series of Lumon Industries vending machine food boxes prominently featured throughout the series first season.

21 May 2021

Braille + Packaging: Your Ultimate Printing Guide

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people who are visually impaired is estimated to be 285 million, of whom 39 million are blind. Given this sizable population, different governments across the world have made the use of braille on medical packaging mandatory, however, Braille is also making its way onto cosmetic and food packaging. Learn more about braille on packaging to see what’s involved and how your brand can communicate important product information to visually impaired customers.

25 Feb 2021

Lap Seal vs. Fin Seal on Flexible Packaging Products

In the wide world of vertical form-fill-seal and horizontal form-fill-seal (VFFS and HFFS) packaging applications, you generally have a choice between two types of seals; Lap Seal or Fin Seal. As for which type of seal is right for your products, that is case-sensitive for your unique applications. SunDance can help you with creating custom flexible packaging. 

This article will explore the differences between lap seal and fin seal applications for flexible films while also providing information about the form-fill-seal machinery required to produce this type of packaging.
18 Feb 2020

Packaging, Labels, and Your BRAND

Packaging and labels are one of your biggest brand ambassadors because they influence how consumers will perceive your brand. Boring or poor-quality packaging and labels will immediately affect consumers’ opinions which can be hard to change - after all, you only have one shot at a first impression! Even if your product or service is amazing, it won’t sell well if your packaging and labels are unappealing to consumers, let alone make a positive impression of your brand. See how you can enhance your brand’s image with consumers by following these packaging and labels tips.

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