Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Examining basic types of boxes, part of Print Production Essentials: Packaging.
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Of course there are many different kinds of folding cartons, but…let's take a look at some of the basic box types.…One size doesn't fit all, but one of the…most commonly used formats is something called a straight tuck.…You'll notice that the flap on the top and the clap…on the bottom are on the same side of the box.…And one of the advantages of that is that it gives a…smooth edge on one side, because the flaps are on the other side.…There's a little bit of a limitation.…This format tends to not work very well with really heavy products.…It would be appropriate for lighter products, such as cosmetics, and that…might be a limitation depending on the product you're trying to package.…
And one other limitation.…Because of this format, fewer boxes can be printed on a sheet.…The boxes have to be positioned economically…to make the most out of a sheet.…You want to minimize waste.…And so while you might sacrifice some…space with the straight tuck, if it's the format you want you know that going in.…Very similar to the straight tuck, but a little bit different, is the reverse tuck.…
- 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
InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelineswith James Wamser1h 34m 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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