Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Printing and cutting the mockup, part of Print Production Essentials: Packaging.
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When you're finished designing your carton you've been…looking at it in two dimensions on your…computer monitor and trying to sort of visualize…it in three dimensions to make sure everything's okay.…It's a good idea to print it out, fold it…up and take a look at it in three dimensions.…Hold it in your hand and make sure everything seems right.…Generally speaking you're working on a carton that's too big to print…out on one piece of paper unless you have a huge format printer.…So I'm going to show…you how you can tile out a large piece on smaller paper.…When I go to File > Print, Illustrator assumes I…want to use the letter size paper that my printer takes.…
So, first, I'm going to turn off Auto-Rotate…and that lets me control how it falls.…And then, here's the second part, where it says scaling, do not scale.…Click that little pull down and you have two…choices that make sense, tile full pages, tile imageable area.…The only difference is that imageable area is just where there's…occupied space, and full pages would be up to the artboard.…
- 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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