Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Checking the mockup, part of Print Production Essentials: Packaging.
Once you've printed out the carton that you're working on, and…you've cut it out, folded it up, and taped it together,…then it's time to take a real close look at it…and make sure that everything is as you want it to be.…Of course you want to make sure that the…dimensions are correct, so make sure that your…front and back panels, your side panels, the…top and bottom, are the correct width and height.…If there are glue flaps or tuck flaps, make sure that they are the right size.…If it's a tuck flap, make sure…it goes all the way over and tucks in, you know, as it should.…If there's a glue flap, make sure that it's wide…enough to hold enough glue to keep the package together.…
And the little tuck tabs, those are the…little pieces that go underneath a flap, make…sure that they're the right size and need…to be long enough to hold that package together.…And then check the mechanical aspects.…Glue flaps should have bevels on them and that's…partly because of the machine that's going to assemble…that package.…And the same thing is true for the little tuck-in flaps.…
- Deciding on the type of package
- Considering the consumer experience
- Replicating an existing package
- Adding flaps and fold-in tabs
- Using Illustrator and InDesign for layout
- Creating a dieline
- Checking the mockup
- Preparing your jobs for the printer
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Types of Packaging
2. Planning a Package
3. Dieline = Road Map
4. Designing in Illustrator
5. Designing in InDesign
6. Final Steps
Checking the mockup4m 25s
Next steps1m 40s
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