Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Fulfillment and assembling the final piece, part of Print Production Essentials: Packaging.
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most products are filled automatically or mechanically if you think of products such as flour being placed into bag or milk into a milk carton, or orange juice into an orange juice bottle; that happens on huge machine. But some products have to be packaged by hand and here you can see them carefully counting these little coasters that are going to go into their holder, there's a little introductory sheet and then it has to be capped. And yes that's tedious, it's labor intensive. But sometimes this is the only way that you can get, especially odd shaped products, into their packages for shipping.
- 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