Earth-Friendly Promotional Products

Celebrate Earth Day with Earth-Friendly Promotional Products from Sundance Office

Promote your business, organization, or cause with earth-friendly promotional products.  Look for products made from recycled/recyclable materials, products that are biodegradable, and/or products that help reduce waste, such as reusable grocery bags.

Earth-Friendly Promotional Products

Earth Day is on April 22, but you don’t have to wait for a holiday to choose earth-friendly products for promotion.  Here are some ideas of ways you can promote your business and do a small part to help the environment.

Biodegradable and Reusable Tote Bag

This cotton tote bag is the perfect earth-friendly promotional product! Sustainable and spacious, this tote bag is made of 6 oz. biodegradable cotton canvas. A reusable bag takes the place of hundreds of plastic grocery bags, saving landfill space, sea creatures, gas and oil, and more.

Biodegradable BagRecycled Cardboard Notebook and Pen

A recyclable and biodegradable spiral notebook, which also includes a recyclable and biodegradable cardboard pen!  Includes 60 sheets of spiral bound, white, lined paper.  Great for a conference giveaway.

Notebook and Pen SetSeed Paper Mini Cards

Plantable mini cards are a unique promotional idea.  The seed card is made of wildflower seeds that you can simply plant the card, water it, and enjoy lovely flowers.  Each one is handmade from 100% recycled paper.

seed cardIf you need more ideas for earth-friendly promotions, give us a call at 918-252-4100.  We have many other options including recycled sticky note pads, recycled pens, plantable coasters, seed pencils, and more.  Of course, we always have many “green” choices for office supplies, janitorial, and breakroom products.  We can help you make sure everything your company uses is as eco-friendly as possible, from recycled clipboards and folders, to waste-reducing cleaning chemicals.  Make every day Earth Day with earth-friendly products.  Every little bit adds up to help make our planet healthy for us and for future generations.

Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery

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Color authority Pantone has chosen the color Greenery as the color of the year for 2017.  According to Pantone, the color is symbolic of new beginnings, freshness, and nature.  The describe it as “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”You can incorporate the freshness of Greenery in your office!  Here are some basic office supplies in this lovely shade of zesty green.  Click the photos to shop these items at Sundance.

PaperPro Stapler

greenery staplerSwingline Electric Pencil Sharpener

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Tape in Greenery

Astrobrights Color Copy Paper

Green Copy Paper

Sharpie Highlighters

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Print-Ready Art Part 3 – Bleed, Cut Line, and Safe Areas

If you are ordering any print items and are preparing your own artwork, here are a few things to keep in mind to make sure your artwork is print-ready.  For more information please see this post about resolution and this post about file types.  Once you have the correct resolution and file type, make sure your file has the correct layout so the printer can cut it properly.

  1.  Bleed

Make sure your file has at least .125 inches of bleed on each side.  What this means is that the artwork for your postcard, brochure, business card, etc. must be .125 inches larger on all sides than the finished product.  For example, a standard business card is 3.5 inches by 2 inches.  Your artwork should therefore be 3.75 inches by 2.25 inches.  This is to ensure that there is no white space around the card when it is cut by the printer.

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2.  Safe Area

Make sure all text and important pictures are inside the “safe area.”  This is to make sure that important pieces don’t accidentally get cut off.  Text and logos should not be close to the edge.

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3.  Cut Line

Finally, look at your final artwork and make sure that you have .125 inches of bleed beyond the cut line.  See the diagram below for a standard business card.  Artwork should extend beyond the red line.

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New Website. New Look. Same Sundance.

sundance teamHave you noticed that Sundance has had a makeover?  We have a new logo, a new look, and a new website, but we are still the same Sundance that has served the office supply needs of Eastern Oklahoma since 1989.

We hope that our new look will help emphasize that Sundance is more than an office supply company–we can help with just about everything an office or facility needs from promotional products to janitorial supplies to furniture.

Sundance Office means more WOW in your workday

Our new slogan, “more wow in your workday” is more than just a tagline.  We have always worked to wow our customers with great prices, exceptional service, and our famous free cookies!  We will continue to wow you as we expand our product selection and services.

At Sundance Office, we believe that everyone deserves more WOW in the workday. That’s why we bring more solutions to supply every part of your office; more savings to keep your budget in check; and more personalized service so you can accomplish more in your day.

More WOW makes your workday more productive and more fun.

Sundance means more wow in your workday

One source can supply the entire workplace. Sundance is the one source to save you time and money on everything in the workplace from office products and furniture to janitorial and breakroom supplies.

Wow! Cleaning supplies, furniture, paper and snacks all from one supplier.

Systematic savings you can count on. From our eagle- eye review of every order to our monthly “best value” reports, we make sure you always know your savings opportunities so you can manage your budget with confidence.

Wow! Someone double-checked my order and found even more savings.

Personal attention every day. Can’t find what you’re looking for? We’re on it. Need a special order? No problem. We’re flexible and responsive to your needs, delivered daily with a dose of happiness.

Wow! Fresh baked cookies with every $75 order.

How can we wow you today?

Custom Printed Business Cards and More

SunDANCE now offers custom printed business cards, along with many other custom printing options including signs, envelopes, notepads, sticky notes, and more.  We can print your design, or design a card for you.

Custom Printed Business Cards

Many options are also available for custom printed business cards such as gold foil, embossing, and rounded corners.  Make your business card stand out by making it a unique shape, such as an oval, or a different material such as clear plastic or wood.  Another great way to make your business card memorable is to also make it useful.  For example, create a business card with a yearly calendar on the back, or order business card magnets.  Don’t waste any space on the card–put a coupon or special offer on the back of the card.

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Some may argue that business cards are not needed anymore because people keep contact information digitally.  However, business card sales are still going strong and according to The Economist:

“one can just as well argue the opposite: that business cards are here to stay, and in a blizzard of meetings and correspondence, it is more important than ever that your card stands out. Attempts to reinvent business cards for the digital age have got nowhere.

Even at the trendiest of Silicon Valley tech gatherings, people still greet each other by handing out little rectangles made from dead trees rather than tapping their phones together.”

Having a quality card with a unique design that reflects your brand will help you stand out against digital contacts.

In addition to business cards, we also offer many other types of custom printing including forms, presentation folders, stickers, calendars, and more which are a tangible way to promote your business.  Browse our website or give us a call to learn more about our custom printing options.

Embroidered Custom Hats for Pied Piper

Custom HatsThese embroidered custom hats for our client, The Pied Piper, turned out great.  The Pied Piper asked us to create a set of custom merchandise for their pest and lawn services.  These items included the usual promotional items such as custom hats and shirts with their logo, and also a few unusual items–stickers and signs for rodent traps!

We were able to find sources to print custom signs and stickers that the company used to label and number their various pest-control devices.  We had to find a sturdy sticker that was also able to be written on for numbering.  We used the company’s cute and colorful rat logo to make all of the items from hats to traps have a consistent look.

Artwork can look different on different mediums, so we were careful to make sure that the embroidery and printing were consistent with the digital artwork of the logo.  This involved careful matching of colors, selection of hats with the correct color, and detailed communication with the embroiderer to ensure quality.

Custom hats and stickers with logo

The client was happy with their hats, shirts, signs and stickers.  We can help you with any of your custom product needs–whether it is simply custom hats with your logo, or something more unusual, we can help you with every aspect from making sure the artwork is suitable for printing, to selecting products, to  making sure the finished product is the perfect way to promote your brand.  Browse our promotional products website or call us today.

 

Lighten Up!

It is that time of year again, the rainy season. Rain can be fun, but it can make your office seem dark and darken your mood!

Lighten up your office with a fun lamp that meets your personality. The increase in light will brighten your mood and performance! A new lamp can make a huge difference in dark offices, especially those offices with no windows!

What type of lamp personality are you? Take a peek at these different lamps and determine what type of lamp you are!

Traditionalist:

Ledu Traditional Bankers Lamp

Classic:

Ledu Antique Brass Finish Table Lamp

Contemporary:

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Retro:

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Organizer:

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Don’t forget the light bulbs! SunDANCE has all your lighting needs for the office!

No Place Like St. Jude

In October a few members of our SunDANCE Family were given the opportunity to visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Below are some of the pictures from our trip. To read more about our trip see our previous blog post, Our Time at St. Jude. Because of patient confidentiality, none of the patients names are able to be mentioned in this post. They are however present in our minds as our time with them was unforgettable.

St. Jude Craft Time

Eric Broberg (Sales Manager) teaching how to make paper planes.

Making Paper Planes at St. Jude

Paper Planes at St. Jude

Tyler Condry (Marketing Manager) working on paper planes with one of the AWESOME kids at St. Jude.

Arts and Crafts at St. Jude

Tyler quickly became the student as one of the kids started showing off his paper plane making skills.

Dyan Condry (Co-Owner) spreading happiness with her contagious smile.

Dyan Condry (Co-Owner of SunDANCE) was entertaining the kids with her bright personality and contagious smile.

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Within a few minutes planes were flying everywhere!

 

Here are a few facts about St. Jude.

– Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

– Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened in 1962.

– St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

– St. Jude is a world leader in developing new, improved treatments for children with cancer. We create more clinical trials for cancer than any other children’s hospital.

– The daily operating cost for St. Jude is $2 million, which is primarily covered by individual contributions.

– On average, St. Jude has more than 67,000 patient visits each year.

SunDANCE Office Supply in partnership with Hammermill Paper is continuing our commitment to support St. Jude with a dollar for every case of our HAM162008 Tidal MP Copy Paper sold through the end of 2014.

 

Our time at St. Jude

Some members of our team here at SunDANCE recently had the unique and amazing experience of traveling to St. Jude Children’s Medical Hospital for a day to learn about the hospital and all of the inspirational things happening there. We were able to spend time playing games and making arts and crafts with some of the brave kiddos that are currently living and receiving treatment at St. Jude.

sundance in front of St. JudeHere we are out in front of the Hospital! (from right to left) Tyler Condry, Dyan Condry and Eric Broberg.

Inside the halls of St. Jude

Inside the halls of St. Jude.

So much effort is made to ensure the experience at St. Jude is unlike any other hospital. The halls and rooms are void of that common “hospital smell” and the walls are covered in fun and colorful murals.

ABCs of Cancer

Possibly the most emotional moment of the trip came when walking by the ABCs of Cancer where patients write about their journey through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Across from the ABCs is the KAY KAFE where patients and their families are able to go to eat world class food without having to spend a dime. Story after story about the the care and personalization of the food shows the great lengths the hospital goes to ensuring these children and their families are comfortable.

Paper Crafts

Later in the day after our tour, we spent time at the Target House where patients live while undergoing treatment. We all got pretty good at making paper air planes by the end, although I’m pretty sure Gavin’s flew the farthest!

After shooting pool, playing cards and singing karaoke it was time to leave and say goodbye to these brave kids. The experience was unforgettable and we all came away with admiration for the hospital for all that it provides for these families in need. For more information on St. Jude go to http://www.stjude.org/

Help us raise money for St. Jude this October-December, 2014 by purchasing Hammermill paper. SunDANCE is donating a dollar to St. Jude for every case of Hammermill Tidal MP sold till the end of the year. In addition Hammermill will be giving it’s annual donation of $250,000 to St. Jude for the 4th straight year.

St. Jude Banner

Year-End Woes

stockupIt’s that time of season again, and I am not talking about the holidays. Year-end is here or coming up for most of us. It’s time to stock up on your filing supplies and start storing all those old files and begin a new year! SunDANCE has everything you need to keep your office organized and make your year-end  process run smoothly!

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File Folders, Hanging Files, and Storage Boxes are all available for next day delivery from SunDANCE!

Also new from Bankers Box are these Stor/Drawer Premier Storage Boxes. Space-saving efficiency never looked so good! These new designs complement most office decor and stack up to 5 high!

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BANKERBOXREBATEOrder $100 in Banker Boxes and get $25 dollars back in a mail-in rebate. Offer expires January 31st, 2014. Click the image above to print the rebate.