Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Color and print considerations, part of Package Design with Illustrator.
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…Of course, after you've finished your package design, it must be printed.…However, it is possible that not everything you design can be printed.…Now, there's some physical restraints when it…comes to translating pixels to ink on paper.…But, there's also some steps you can take to…help ensure your design is translated as accurately as possible.…In this chapter, I would like to introduce you to…some of the design considerations that you're going to have to face.…And as a print professional, I will also give you some…insight on how to best answer those challenges based on your project.…
The first design consideration I want to tackle is color.…Now you most likely already know all about color theory and design, but…it's easy to design yourself into a corner when it comes to choosing colors.…Now the greatest restraint here is the…substrate on which your design will be printed.…Not to mention the fact that each print…process has unique considerations for color and ink.…While you might choose vivid colors and create smooth color transitions, they…
- Choosing a package type
- Determining package size
- Examining design considerations
- Creating a mockup
- Laying out your package design
- Creating your own barcode
- Preparing artwork
- Creating a 3D structure
- Incorporating cutting die CAD
- Creating a print-ready PDF
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Before You Begin
2. Design Considerations
3. Preparing the Package Structure
4. Laying Out Your Design
5. Adding Barcodes
6. Proofing Your Design
7. Working with CAD
Adjusting a dieline4m 34s
8. Preparing Your Design for Printing
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