Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Establishing a bleed area, part of Package Design with Illustrator.
…While you should design to the size of…the package, you must also consider the bleed area.…Now this is an area that's slightly larger than the die cut of the package.…It is there to help compensate for any shift…of the package stock during the die cutting process.…Now, each type of printing requires a different amount of bleed, but…how you create that bleed in your Illustrator document is the same.…So, let's create a bleed area for both our label and our carton.…I'm going to begin with the label.…So, I'll go over here to my Artboards panel, double-click on…Artboard number two, and that will reveal my label die line.…
So how big should the bleed area be?…Well, for each printer, as I said, it's going to be a little different.…So, be sure to confirm how much bleed you need on your document.…A standard size for label printing is about a 16th of an inch.…So, that's what I'm going to use here.…Now, taking the information that I already have about my label size, I'll just…increase that by a 16th of an inch on all four sides of my label.…
- 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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