Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Testing your mockup, part of Illustrator: Package Design.
…Even if you've stuck with the old…carpenter's adage of measure twice and cut once.…It's a good idea to test your package…dieline by printing and cutting out a paper copy.…Now, this will ensure that your measurements were correct…and point out any possible errors in the Illustrator drawing.…Here is some suggestions for creating your package mock up.…When it comes to actually printing out your die-line,…paper choice is going to be an important choice for you.…So you want to be sure to choose a…heavier paper stock for thin-walled cartons and headers.…
Now, think about these cartons as like,…cereal boxes that thin, almost cardboard like paper.…Using a card stock in these instances is just going to give you better…results when you're trying to mock up your box, and put the product inside.…It's a little more rigid, and it will stand up on its own.…Now speaking of boxes, if you go a little…bit larger with your product then odds are you're…going to go a little bit thicker With the material…that is being printed on, something like a cardboard box.…
- 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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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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