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This is a simple application of the moiré effect. Here's one way to recreate it: Create a pattern consisting of regular black stripes. For an optimal result, the stripes should be a little bit wider than the transparent gaps between them; here, I used 6px stripes with 4px gaps: This pattern will be what you'll print on the transparent screen in front ...


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Funny that you ask this - I just saw this for the first time last week myself in book form at a toy store. I searched around for that online and found this: About Scanimation. In case that page goes away, here's a link to the YouTube video in there. Not sure if Scanimation is just a brand name or not, but here's their description: Scanimation is a ...


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This is a much broader question than you might suppose, because there are so many different types of packaging, some very straightforward, some far more complex. If you are being asked to design the packaging itself in addition to the artwork that will go on it, I would strongly recommend subcontracting that part out to someone with actual packaging ...


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I don't have a sample to hand, but from memory of the box I used to have: The majority of the box is printed black The whole printed area is 'matte laminated' (printers often say 'matte lam') i.e. a thin non-glossy, transparent plastic film is bonded on after printing and ink drying. You ask about precise quantification of the effect, however printers ...


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If you are going to be the middle-man between your client and the printer I would consult with the printer on what they prefer. If you are going to be giving the designs to the client I would give them a .pdf file with the option of turning on and off the DIELINE Layer. So you will be giving them a final .pdf file with no less than two layers, 1st Layer ...


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Select the pdf object and right click - display performance - high quality display.


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If you understand the packaging process from an engineering and production perspective, then not much else is different. That part can be a big deal, depending on the type of package you're producing. One obvious difference that bears repeating: Physical mockups are critical. Don't even bother presenting flat mockups to the client unless they are unusually ...


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Prop department or companies that specialise in them. I found some more interesting examples. And for the downvoter: It is not merely OK to ask and answer your own question, it is explicitly encouraged. Red Apple Cigarettes from Quentin Tarantino: Heisler Beer from My Name is Earl, Weeds and United States of Tara: Gannon Car Rentals from Lost and ...


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I would research screenprinting shops. You should be able to find some that work on a small scale and use the right inks You might have some luck looking into sublimation. The feasibility depends on the kind of plastic of the bag, though. I think it should be some kind of polyester. Other options would need more of an DIY-approach: Stencils. You could ...


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Your dieline should go on its own layer, called DIELINE. (In the shop where I worked for a long time, it was called DIELINE — DO NOT PRINT.) Then the client can turn it on or off as needed.


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This is going to depend on your printer, so you should seek advice from them regarding cut-guide set up. What you or I always, maybe, or never normally do might have little bearing on how they want it submitted. If I were to do this naively, I see that hot-stamping is a hot-die process which means that the printer will need to have dies made. Therefore, ...


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The logos and other graphics are generally designed by game artists. The game artists help design everything from sprites, textures, user interfaces, and yes the logos. The fake products are usually idealized by designers, and level designers. They do not need other companies to do it for them, that's why they work in development teams. They can all use ...


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Assuming the box is cardboard, flexography is the general process used in manufacturing. As for doing it at home, it all depends on your printer. Some printers can print to cardboard but most of the time, the quality is not great. Also, it can bleed very easily on normal cardboard. Your best bet is to use sticker paper if it's just a one off project. A quick ...


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Why don't you just merge the layers together and then scale it down? It will rasterize all strokes and effects etc. You could also experiment when saving with Bicubic Smoother/Sharper etc to see which gives you the best result.


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As a packaging designer, I tend to leave around 1 to 2mm around the product depending on the thickness of the material, always do prototypes and test before final production.


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No vendor is going to be excited about that “opportunity” unless you can show them what amazing PR they'll get out of the deal. Except they probably won't, so no luck there. The way I see it, you have two options: Find a shop with with one of those print-on-anything inkjet devices and have them imprint a sheet of plastic that fits your specs. ...


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While any 3D application can do this, its by no means trivial. First polygon modellers are discretsized and you can not just bend wherever you like. With no 3d experience this is a bit hard to get at first. For a experienced 3d modeller no problem. While any content creation application works file I have a different suggestion. 3D CAD applications have a ...


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If your client loses orientation without dielines. Leave them in. If your client can get the bigger picture without it, leave them out.


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It is normal to provide graphics without any guides. The dieline is usually placed into the graphic file as a separate layer for sizing and orientation purposes. A dieline is usually not printed on the final piece but is used to determine correct layout.


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Any area that is left unfilled in InDesign is transparent by definition. The white that you see is a simulation of the substrate, which in most cases is white paper. If the substrate the piece will be printed on is clear, any area you leave empty will be clear. It's important to be aware that there is no such thing in the CMYK model as "white ink," so if ...


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Only your print provider can answer this correctly.


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Strata 3D used to have a great plug-in for Illustrator that would do this wonderfully, Enfold. It was created in collaboration with Esko and utilized Esko's Studio technology. It let you create your dieline, set the creases and cut lines, and then fold it up to a 3D model you could export to Strata 3D (or anything that would open a .u3d file). It was/is ...


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Thanks for all your suggestions. I've narrowed down the software to the following - Origami is an illustrator plugin that automatically folds the 2D shape into an 3D file for further editing. I'll still need to import the file into 3d software for rendering it properly. I've looked at several and I'll probably end up using blender. It has the least ...


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Custom dimensions are going to be a hurdle. If you want exactly 24" x 20" x 10", you'll have a tough time unless you can find a company that uses this as one of their standard sizes. I would ask the company if they have non-printed bags available, likely they can supply this in a smaller quantity. You could then take it to a print shop and have them print ...


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There's no software (that I know of) that can magically turn a dieline into the 3D object it's meant to be, as the dieline simply doesn't have all the information needed to actually construct the package (which way to fold, how far, what the material is, what's a glue tab, what's not, etc.) If you're simply looking for 3D software to redraw it, then there's ...


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If I'm interpreting your question correctly, you are printing design drafts on the office printer in order to test them out, you have no color management in place in your workflow, and you don't possess a Pantone swatch book so you're thinking of picking Pantone colors in your application that seem to match a given printed color. It's evident that your ...


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In illustrator you cannot have different styles (strokes or dashes) on the boxes your referring to without a hack job. In your case, it might be easiest to Press C and then click the two points that create the line you want to dash. This will remove the line via scissor tool from the box and create it's own object. It might disappear behind your object so ...


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Firstly, I would check the printer specifications on recommended paper weight (if they are listed).I have printed on heavy Bristol without any problems, however my printer is likely not the same as yours. Run a test print but turn down the amount of ink your printer uses if its an inkjet (I'm not sure how laser would work out). This will help reduce some ...


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I'd add that if you're interested in packaging, consider a complete example with designing an 'unfolded' package. As if, if you get an idea for a something a little 'boxy', consider what the design will look like when you take the box and unfold it into a flat sheet. Consider how will your design affect the production system and costs? What are going to be ...



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