Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video File formats for print, part of Print Production: Packaging.
When you're finished working on your package…in InDesign and you've checked everything and you…know that all the content is healthy, then it's time to send it to the printer.…If they ask for a native InDesign file, you want to make sure…that you package all your placed graphics so that they have everything they need.…Sometimes you might be requested to embed the graphics…instead, and I'll show you how to do that.…Often you're going to be asked to outline your text, if you aren't asked to outline…your text, they're probably going to want you to…include the fonts that you've used in the document.…
So here in my InDesign file, take a look at my Links…panel, and you can see that I have all my graphics linked.…How can I tell?…Well there's a little icon you will see if you have embedded your graphics.…So if you're asked to embed, that's…going to make your file sort of self-contained.…All of the graphics will be in it and you won't have to package them.…One nice…thing about the way InDesign handles that, makes it…
- 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
Print Production: Spot Colors and Varnishwith Claudia McCue1h 57m 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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