Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing your job for the printer, part of Print Production: Packaging.
When you're finished designing your package, it's…time to send it to the printer.…So of course you want to make…sure that you've followed the printer's specifications.…You certainly want to make sure that you've provided adequate bleed.…You may find that especially on a large…carton, you need to provide actually larger than your…old standard eighth of an inch bleed, so…double check and make sure you've given enough bleed.…And here's something you don't usually do when you submit a print job…to a printer. You want to turn your text to outlines.…Now the reason for that is a carton might be holding a product that's going to be…distributed around the world, so you don't really…know for sure where that's going to be printed.…
So if you're a designer in the US, your file may…actually be sent out of the country in order to be printed.…Of course, you want to check the printer's specs.…But just don't be surprised if they ask you to outline the text.…So I'm going to jump to Illustrator and…show you how to do that. So here I am in Illustrator.…
- 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
Learning Print Production (2012)with Claudia McCue4h 27m Beginner
InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelineswith James Wamser1h 34m Intermediate
Print Production: Spot Colors and Varnishwith Claudia McCue1h 58m 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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