Printing Impressions Magazine featured a story about SunDance and MGI, the maker SunDance’s new JETvarnish 3D digital print enhancement system.
MGI Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Kevin Abergel, said “SunDance has the creative vision and resources to provide the full range of JETvarnish 3D applications across all print product delivery channels...”
Sundance Managing Director John Henry Ruggieri was quoted as saying “Now, we can inject even more dynamic visual and tactile excitement into some of the most celebrated brand logos and iconic corporate images in the world...”
Find out more about what SunDance can do for you and the image of your brand.
It’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:
What’s hot in photographic trends used in graphic design? In Shutterstock’s annual Creative Trends report, they single out halftones…yes, that throwback to yesteryear. This ties in to a current nostalgia trend. Halftones evoke newsprint, old-fashioned TVs, and pop art (think “Roy Lichtenstein”). White texture is another trend they cite. It could be as simple as a white-on-white pattern, adding a 3D feel to your printed piece.
Hologram technology, coupled with print, is also trending. This combination helps bring a powerful, interactive message to life. Have you seen the Porsche 911 video, used in magazine advertising, featuring a hologram? Mailed to a select list, this ad strengthened customer relationships using a creative technology that guaranteed a flood of WOM publicity for the car manufacturer.
Smart tags can also be used creatively in a print campaign. RFID technology, for example, has become popular for marketers. It’s come a long way from its original purpose: tracking large items, particularly those shipped over long distances. Radio Frequency Identification tags can be embedded in paper. These tags store data, and when someone interacts with a tag, that data is “activated.”
Imagine embedding an RFID tag in a package or other item on display in a store. When someone picks up the tagged product for a closer look, information about it is displayed right there, or even sent to the person’s smartphone.
SunDance’s designers also follow color trends closely. Perhaps the hottest one in 2017 is the Pantone color of the year. Print customers know Pantone as the manufacturer of the PMS ink color system, but Pantone is a world-renowned color expert. Each year they name a color that they deem to be the most significant. In 2017, it’s Greenery (PMS 15-0343).
These and other creative trends can be leveraged in your own design projects to improve your customers’ experience and introduce spectacular materials or environments.
So when you’re stymied about how to create something memorable, lean on our design team. They’ll offer insights and share ways to incorporate what’s trending.
It's been said a team that shoots paintballs at one another is a team that can accomplish anything! Well, it's possible we just made it up ourselves but we definitely believe it. In fact, several members of the team took to the field with paint guns in hand. After 5 complete games within 4 hours and a bunch of bruises, we're ready to do it again another day.
Teamwork and collaboration are not only learned on the job but also outside through recreational events such as this one. We work harder, play harder, and get up each day eager to do it all over again
SunDance's Chairman of the Board John Ruggieri and his wife Audrey hosted Opera Orlando's fifth annual Valentine's Concert Fundraiser. The sold-out event included a luncheon, private concert and dessert for attendees. Titled "Music and Words of Love," the musical program featured four opera singers performing Act III of La Boheme. The singers were joined by world class violinist Ayako Yonetani and Opera Orlando's music director Robin Jensen.
For more information on Opera Orlando and their upcoming events, visit OperaOrlando.com.
SunDance recently donated a large format job for Literacy Night at Eagle Creek Elementary in the Lake Nona neighborhood of Orlando. The life-sized alien cutouts were characters from the children's book Aliens in Underpants by Claire Freedman. The cutouts served as a photobooth for the event which was by all accounts a success.
Literacy night was a HUGE success! We welcomed over 150 Panthers to our "Reading is OUT OF THIS WORLD" night. Students ate alien cookies, listened to silly alien stories and shopped our book fair. It was a BLAST!
Of all the ways to make your printed products stand out, finishing techniques might be the most eye-catching.
Decorative techniques are particularly spectacular. These include foil stamping, embossing, die cutting, and textured coating. All of these finishes enhance engagement by virtue of their unique beauty. They’re visually attractive, but more than that, they add dimension.
Decorative finishing brings a higher value to your materials because of this 3D effect. You can use these finishes on more products than ever before. In fact, the sky’s pretty much the limit. Picture using them on pocket folders, stationery items, business cards, posters and other wall hangings, report covers, books, packaging, labels, and even folding cartons.
Your printed products tell a story every time someone sees, touches and holds your marketing materials. SunDance wants to make sure you are leaving a lasting impression and promoting your brand with the latest print technology. We are excited to announce our most recent purchase of MGI Jet Varnish 3D UV Machine. This equipment offers a unique way to literally turn the volume UP on your next project. Add a new level of dimension with our spot, raised or 3D sculpted UV to create a visual and tactile experience for your prospects and customers.
"The sky's the limit in terms of what this new press can be used for," Ruggieri adds. "We expect to use it for everything from folding cartons and greeting cards to book covers and mailing pieces. We're excited to bring this new offering to our clients to enhance the value of their important projects!"
SunDance was featured on the American Printer website, in Sid Chadwick’s column. The piece discusses SunDance’s continued efforts to make employees a part of the company’s success through incentive programs. This has attracted the best and the brightest of the local workforce, reduced turnover and inspired the employees to cut waste whenever possible.
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.”
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Location & Hours
SunDance is located in south Orlando, near the interesections of The Beachline (SR528), Orange Blossom Trail (US17-92), and Florida's Turnpike (SR91). Just minutes from The Orange County Convention Center, International Drive, the attractions and Downtown Orlando, we service most of the Central Florida Area.
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