Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Submitting your files over the Internet, part of Package Design with Illustrator.
…With our package design file ready for professional printing, it's…time to hand it off to the converter or print professional.…Perhaps the easiest way to do this is to send it over the Internet.…Well, I have my folder here that contains…all of my asset files and my Illustrator file.…I've even gone ahead and included a print ready PDF, just in case.…So, how do I get these files over to my print professional?…Well, since I'm going to be sending this over the Internet, it…might be a good idea for me to first compress this file.…
It's not so much about the file size,…although that does help to reduce the file size.…It's more about the security of this file and trying to avoid any corruption.…So, here on a Macintosh, I'm simply going to right-mouse-click…on my folder here and I'm going to choose Compress.…Now, if you're working on a PC, you can certainly…use one of the ZIP protocols here to compress your file.…And so now, this is the file that I will send to my printer.…Now, how do I get it to them?…Well, there are several choices here and we're going to take a look at just a few.…
- 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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