Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video For Position Only (FPO) barcodes, part of Package Design with Illustrator.
…Well, now that you've seen the full process of creating your own bar…code, and incorporating it into your…layout, let's talk about an alternate method.…Many times the package printer would prefer to generate…the bar codes themselves instead of relying on you.…So if you find yourself in this position, you only need…to provide the printer with a position for the bar code placement.…Now, this is known as a four-position only graphic.…So, I'm going to zoom in here to where I want my bar…code to be, and we'll take a look at what I've done here.…
I've created a simple box as to where I want the bar…code to be and how big I want the bar code to be.…And then I've just generated some lines in here to…just indicate that this should be a code of some sort.…And then I have in big bold letters, FPO, for position only.…Below that I have added the numbers for the bar…code just to be sure the printer uses the right code.…Now, there's no special software to create these FPO codes.…As you can see, it's just various graphics.…
- 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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