I am new to packaging design and this is an interesting field. I need help with a project. My design scheme is final, copy is ready, now all I need is the "dieline" to be set so that the printing stuff can begin.
I am making packaging for a product. There will be multiple dimensions. Some square, some rectangular. Let's call the front panel with logo, flavor, etc. the "front face" (is there a technical name for it?). All I know is: front face width, front face height, and the depth of the box or height of the box.
I need to visualize my box in a flattened out form, so to speak, in order to design each section. Sort of what unwrapping in 3D software does. I've come to understand that this called dieline. I've researched the internet and know essentially how a box is flattened out, I have those reference images. However, for custom dimensions, I don't want to draw based on assumptions and these reference images. I need to know the precise dimensions of each segment (I will manually account for bleed) based on the data I have (previous paragraph): which is essentially three numeric values for each box.
So, my question is:
Is there a tool or formula to find out the dimensions of each segment of a box packaging's dieline based on front face width, front face height, and box depth values only?
Definition of dieline:
A dieline serves as a package template that ensures proper layout for a printed product. It is a diagram that shows all the cut lines and folds of a package in flattened form. They are also used for envelopes, pocket folders and more.