Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Where do you get a barcode?, part of Package Design with Illustrator.
…So far, your package design looks great…and it serves to transport the product safely.…The packaging does more than protect it's content and draw in potential buyers.…Manufacturing, distribution centers, and retail stores all rely on the packaging,…not only to store and display the product, buy for inventory tracking.…Pricing and purchasing of the product.…What ties all of these functions to the package?…A Bar code, of course.…We have seen these little Codes for decades…now, on everything from toothpaste to flat screen TV's.…
The Lilly Bar-code has become an integral part of most everything bought and sold.…So how do you acquire a Bar-code for package design?…Well, that's what I intend to answer in this chapter.…First, let's discuss some of the possible sources for your Bar-code.…Later, I'll show you how you can create…your own Bar-code and incorporate it into your design.…So exactly how do Bar-codes come about.…Well first, the product manufacturer would register with the GS1.…Now, the GS1 is just a counsel for…
- 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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