Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Digital media, part of Package Design with Illustrator.
…In some cases, you do not have the luxury…of electronically submitting your files to the converter or printer.…Well, whatever the reason, you still have to get…your design files into the hands of the print professionals.…Now you'll have to fall back on the reliability of digital media.…And for the most part, you're going to be…dealing with either CDs and DVDs or flash drives.…So, how do we get our content on to these devices?…Well, I have my flash drive here, and it's just a USB drive.…So, I plug it in, and it instantly pops up here.…
So, if I want to transfer my print files, it's simply a matter of drag and drop.…Now the one thing you want to be aware of…with the flash drives is the format of the drive.…Most of the time it's going to be a universal, like…a Fat 32 or something like that and that will work.…However, on a Macintosh computer you may find that your file…transfers to the flash drive a bit slower because of this format.…Now, should you reformat the drive?…Personally, I would not.…Because you don't know what the printer has.…
- 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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