Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing your job for the printer, part of Print Production: Packaging.
As you're finishing up your project in, InDesign, it's…time to get it ready to send to the printer.…And, of course, you should be following the printer specifications.…Provide the amount of bleed that they've asked for.…If you're accustomed to adding and 8th of an inch…bleed to standard print jobs, you may find that, especially…if you're working on larger cartons, you may be asked…to add more than an 8th of an inch bleed.…So make sure you know how much the printer wants.…Now they may ask you to outline text,…and that might be something you're unaccustomed to.…
But one of the reasons is that a carton might be printed anywhere in the world.…If you have product that's being…distributed internationally, maybe all the cartons won't…be printed in one place and this guarantees that it will be portable.…So, let's take a look at how you do that in InDesign.…Here I am in InDesign and I wanted to make it easy on myself, so I…put all my text in one layer.…So when I turn off and on you can see my text is in a particular layer.…
- 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 26m Beginner
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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