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03 Apr 2017

Are You Leveraging Creative Trends in Your Campaigns?

 

EID.pngIt’s not easy coming up with an amazing design concept. Whether you’re working on a new print campaign for an event or product launch, or you need to develop an interior design concept – where do you look for inspiration?

 

We recommend you take a look at current creative trends. Our design team considers what’s in vogue culturally, socially, environmentally, and in digital technologies. They follow what’s trending in design. Armed with this information, they’ll brainstorm ways to elevate a client’s project while maintaining brand integrity.

Here are a few examples of trends worth pondering:

19 Jan 2017

SunDance invests and expands in-house finishing services with the power of PUR Binding

Located in Orlando, Florida, SunDance Marketing Solutions offers clients of varying industries a highly unique full-service print, finishing, and production destination that also includes branding and creative design. As such, they produce a variety of products, ranging from traditional trade catalogs and other direct mail, to innovative, large format canvas wall prints and other wall graphics.

“Our customers turn to us because we’re a one-stop, highly dependable resource for all their marketing and promotion needs,” remarked JohnHenry Ruggieri, Managing Partner at SunDance. “Since we handle a job from design to distribution, we deliver an all-encompassing comfort level for our clients that’s fairly unique. But they also count on SunDance to be at the forefront in delivering high-quality end-products that are also efficiently produced.”

24 Aug 2016

SunDance Named in Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

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."

28 Jul 2016

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.”

27 Apr 2016

Heidelberg and SunDance Partner for Comprehensive Consulting Workshop

SunDance recognizes the value of continuous improvement and how it directly benefits their customers. Heidelberg conducted an onsite comprehensive workshop with senior management to access where SunDance could improve and begin to measure their success thru benchmarking and gaining efficiencies. “We are using these key findings to drive sales and operational initiatives in 2016. We’ve already noticed valuable increases in efficiency and stats continue to improve month by month,” explains JohnHenry Ruggieri, Managing Partner. Improvements like these ensure jobs at SunDance are produced at the highest quality in a quick timeframe and translates to happy customers.

View the entire press release on Heidelberg USA's site.

05 Feb 2015

SunDance Marketing Solutions Positions Itself for Growth with Speedmaster CD 102 with X-Package from Heidelberg

When SunDance Marketing Solutions, Orlando, Fla. placed an order for Heidelberg’s new and improved Speedmaster CD 102 with X-Package last fall, the company anticipated the arrival of the new press with a very specific set of expectations.

At the time, Director of Operations JohnHenry Ruggieri said, the company looked forward to achieving an extremely favorable price-to-performance ratio, based on the CD 102’s ability to handle substrates from 50-lb. stock to 24-pt. board, press-side color management via Prinect Image Control, as well as to highly automated press components, such as Heidelberg’s Preset Plus Delivery. Overall, SunDance expected to get more work done in less time, at a consistently high level of quality.

“We now are able to pass on the price savings from which we benefit to our clients in the form of fewer makeready sheets, less time on press for each job, as well as faster press and quality checks.” The eco-friendly, energy-efficient CD 102 also fits right in with SunDance’s sustainability policy and commitment to green production, extending its benefits beyond the company and its clients.

17 Nov 2014

Bigger is Better: SunDance Purchases HP Latex 3000 Printer at Graph Expo

HP_Latex_3000_canvas.jpgOrlando-based SunDance Marketing Solutions is expanding its large-format porftolio with the purchase of an HP Latex 3000 Printer at Graph Expo 2014. With a long history as a satisfied HP Indigo customer, HP was a natural first choice for the company in its search for new wide-format equipment.

Many factors influenced the company’s decision to purchase the HP Latex 3000 Printer, including the printer’s double-sided printing capabilities, increased speeds and reduced costs and, most importantly, the ability to print on a broad range of substrates with industry-leading quality.

“At SunDance, we tend to think bigger is better and we were determined to acquire a large-format device that not only meets our current needs, but blows the competion away,” said JohnHenry Ruggieri, director of operations, SunDance. “We are thrilled about the new possiblities the HP Latex 3000 Printer brings and are confident the printer will deliver on its promise.”

24 Jul 2014

SunDance Marketing Solutions is featured in DPS Magazine

Making Moves With Media

“Founded in 2007, SunDance Marketing Solutions is a commercial printing and marketing provider in Southeastern, FL.

The company offers a variety of services, including art publishing, commercial offset printing—up to 40 inches, a full in-house bindery—including perfect binding, stitching, and UV coating, digital print, wide format print, mailing and fulfillment, and in-house finishing...Read more

18 May 2014

SunDance Marketing Solutions Increases Finishing Capabilities with New Duplo Machine

SunDance Marketing Solutions, a full-service Orlando marketing and printing company, is thrilled to announce the purchase of a Duplo DC-646 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser/Folder. The new machine allows for efficient, precise and flexible finishing for digital color documents.

The new DC-646 will take the place of folders and guillotine cutters. With the Integrated Folding System, the DC-646 can perform slitting, cutting, creasing and folding capabilities in a single pass. While the manual operators at SunDance have always been committed to excellence and perfection, the automation and precision of the Duplo DC-646 is like a shortcut to unparalleled accuracy. Projects like business cards, slit-score greeting cards, micro-perforated coupons, direct mailers with tear-away cards and more can be produced quickly in-house - and with great cost savings. “What previously might have taken us days or hours can now be produced in minutes,” says Director of Operations JohnHenry Ruggieri. “We are incredibly excited to be able to improve our accuracy and turnaround time while decreasing costs for our clients.”

SunDance works closely with many Fortune 500 and medium-sized companies to produce online ordering systems for folded business cards, small brochures and other print products that may need to be ordered on a recurring basis. With the new DC-646, print runs become faster and more accurate, even further removing the headache often caused by complicated print ordering. And for projects that might require a reorder in the future, the machine also features a CCD scanner, allowing it to scan a barcode, recall any job stored in memory, then set up the job identical to the previous run.

20 Aug 2013

SunDance Marketing Solutions Adds Valuable In-House Mailing Services

SunDance Marketing Solutions, an Orlando-based commercial printer and marketing services provider, has announced the availability of new mailing services with their recent addition of new warehouse space and mail automation equipment. “Processing mass-mailing projects at the same facility you print them can prevent transit delays and provide significant shipping savings,” says JohnHenry Ruggieri, Director of Operations at SunDance Marketing Solutions. “We are incredibly happy to continue expanding our services.” With the addition of these new mailing capabilities, printed mailing pieces can now be designed, printed and mailed all from one location.

Brand new, high-end mailing automation equipment also helps to eliminate errors in processing and insertion. A new inserting machine, the Buhrs BB300 owned by W+D North America, for example, features an Intelligent Control System that helps to eliminate any faults caused by missed or double inserts. Not only are these machines less error-prone than human processing, they are also fast, processing tens of thousands of pieces per hour. The new warehouse space also includes a Kirk-Rudy Inkjet-Tabbing System (which gives clients the ability to produce effective and interactive scratch-off sections for mailers) and a Fugitive Glue Machine.

“Adding on these services is also incredibly important to our commitment to environmental protection and sustainability,” says Ruggieri. As the first certified offset Sustainable Green Printer in the state of Florida, SunDance has constantly strived to be at the cutting edge of environmental policy. By offering customers the opportunity to print and ship from the same facility, SunDance can be a partner in helping to offset carbon emissions and to make the most responsible environmental decisions.

Knowledgeable mail services personnel are on hand to choose the most appropriate, efficient and budget-friendly mailing options for each project, including 3-dimensional or uniquely shaped mailers. They also take advantage of powerful automation software, which can verify addresses and bar coding to ensure complete mailing accuracy.

Direct mail still produces fantastic response rates, and variable data printing can improve responses by significant and measurable numbers. SunDance’s revolutionary HP Indigo printer allows for personalized messaging, pictures and offers, and making quality one-on-one connections via direct mail is easier than ever. “Our goal is to produce a beautiful, effective and memorable campaign that is produced on-time and on-budget,” says Ruggieri, “and our new mailing services are the perfect way to help those pieces cross the finish line.”

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