Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Legacy Illustrator and EPS files, part of Illustrator: Package Design.
…In my many years as a package designer, I've come across scenarios…where a printer will not accept an Illustrator file that I have.…They want an older version of the file or they want some other file type.…Maybe even something other than a PDF.…Now these printers are typically smaller print shops or…perhaps, even ones that are outside of the US.…Many of these print professionals are using older pre-pressed software and…hardware, so they require an older file type for productions purposes.…
So, let me show you how to prepare…your Illustrator documents for production in these unique scenarios.…So, one of the most common requests from…smaller print shops and then just print shops…outside of the US I find is that they want all of your fonts converted to outlined.…So, basically instead of it being type, it's going to be shapes that look…like letters, so you will not be able to edit this text anymore.…So, how do we go about doing that?…Well, first thing I'm going to do is just make sure all of my layers are unlocked.…
- 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
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Graphic Design Foundations: Colorwith Mary Jane Begin1h 57m Beginner
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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