Introduction to Dieline for InDesign Print Production


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Creating a dieline in InDesign

When you're working on a project that involves dye cutting, do you do it in Illustrator or do you do it in InDesign? Do you create part of it in Illustrator and part of it in InDesign? To a certain extent, it's really a matter of personal preference. For me though, if I'm building something this complex with this little petal edge, and then I need to provide bleed. And I have to have that little bevel bleed where those 2 colors meet. I prefer to just create the whole thing in Illustrator because all the tools are there, and I can just do it all in one place. There's no reason why you couldn't create it in InDesign, just be a bit more frustrating.

But for simple projects, there's no reason why you couldn't build it in InDesign. So I have a project here that's really simple. It's just essentially rectangular cards with little rounded corners. So, there's no reason why I can't do it right here in InDesign. But there's still a couple of things you should ...

Creating a dieline in InDesign
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Creating a dieline in InDesign provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Claudia McCue as part of the Print Production Essentials: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign
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