Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a dieline in InDesign, part of Print Production: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting.
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 know.…First thing is, don't build a lonely little card in the middle of a letter size page.…
- Understanding how dies are created: hand-engraved, machined, or photo-engraved
- Preparing files for die-cutting
- Choosing appropriate stock
- Creating artwork for single- or multi-level embossing
- Checking proofs
- Examining a cutting die
- Handling a complex bleed
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. Embossing Basics
2. Manufacturing Considerations
3. Preparing Artwork for Embossing
4. Foil Stamping
5. Die Cutting Basics
6. Designing Die Cutting in Illustrator
Handling a complex bleed6m 57s
7. Designing Die Cutting in InDesign
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