With more awards than employees, Sundance Graphics is an enigma. Whereas no one can question the production quality of the Orlando printer, some are eager to know what technology enables such accuracy.
“Our business is in art print reproduction,” said JohnHenry Ruggieri, Director of Operations. “On the initial run we need to match the artist’s original piece, and then we must reproduce that run 6 months to a year later. Often these pieces are “mates”, meaning one run will be hanging right next to a piece done on a previous run, so color variance is very easily noticed.” With such high customer expectations, SunDance Graphics needed an automatic high-performance solution.
They sought a solution that had the ability to be quickly integrated into the workflow, that was easy to use and was independent of any manufacturer, allowing flexibility and freedom of choice in future equipment updates.
“We had consultants from three companies come out to help us before we went with Alwan Print Standardizer,” confessed Ruggieri, revealing the winner of his tests. Available on both Mac OS and Windows, Alwan Print Standardizer can be connected to any measurement instrument, and requires one hour at most to install.
“Installation was very quick and easy, while Alwan Print Standardizer helped greatly with print quality and matching proofs,” added the Director of Operations, who had appointed the Expert Consultant David Hunter from Pilot Marketing to lead the project.
As a successful and growing print company, SunDance Graphics continues its development with Alwan’s solution, which doesn’t just maintain the highest accuracy and consistency, but also meets ISO standards and G7® calibration, helping to cut waste and reduce make-ready time to the minimum, and offering one of the fastest returns on investment in Automatic Standardization solutions marketed today. “A return on investment of 1-3 months, depending on whether or not I included some of the immeasurable savings” concluded Ruggieri.