Use the 'Warp' feature in Illustrator (for vector artwork)
create your artwork inside a straight rectangle
group and select the artwork
with this selected, hit Ctrl+Shift+Alt+W which opens up the 'Warp Options' dialog (or via the menu 'Object → Envelope Distort → Make with Warp')
select the 'Arc' style and type '13.889%' in the 'Bend' field (25° is 13.889 ...
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 of ...
The type of cardboard, thickness, and strength is going to depend on the weight and distribution of the product inside. If you're not a cardboard expert (I'm not either), then I would recommend a little R&D.
Head down to a store, find a product with similar weight, quantity, shape, and package design to the one you want, and buy it to keep as a sample. ...
It is quite hard to tell from the image that you have posted, but to me it looks like a result of the printing process being unable to reproduce deep or bright colours on the media being used. This is very common on matt and uncoated media.
I would expect LAMINATING (or wet varnishing) to help the colours to "pop"
You should be able to do a test of this by ...
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 ...
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 state-...
Do a mock up... Construct the box!
The size is quite small so you are fine. There are some copy stores where you can print a Tabloid size paper. Try to use the thickest paper possible.
You can also print on adhesive paper and paste into a thicker paper, but the print could crack on the folds.
A comment. I am scared by the idea that designers do not use ...
Some printers require files to be submitted in Illustrator format, so ultimately it will come down to vendor requirements. However, I think of Illustrator and Photoshop as tools to generate layout resources, and InDesign as the best way to efficiently assemble those resources. Illustrator is great for creating the die cut and score template as well as all of ...
There is only one real answer to this: MARKET RESEARCH
You must explore the target market's brand trends, imagery, colours, typography etc, as well as the designs of similar products.
As we are unsure on the product type, it may be aimed at either US born citizens (US-specific products), Iranian born people (Food or classical Iranian products) or could be ...
You need to add some directional lighting to create more shadows and highlights.
The canned "drop shadow" never works. You should remove that and manually create cast shadows.
I'd use Photoshop, but you can use whatever works for you.
Another late reply. Shadows, and shadows.
A 3D mockup should be thought as a Photography.
The original image looks as if someone used the built in flash, which is almost always a bad thing.
Scott, commented it. In photography you use directional lights to cast directional shadows.
There are two types of shadows. Projected (A) and self-cast shadows (B). ...
The minimum legal text size will vary depending on the type of product, where it is going to be sold and the nature of the copy in question. For instance, the Food Industry Regulations in Europe specify that all mandatory legal text (ingredients, allergy warnings, nutritional values, etc) must have a minimum x-height of 1.2mm (unless the pack is very small ...
Because the foil overlay is to be considered a distinct and separate layer to the packaging, it will have semi-independent characteristics of note.
The typical method of addressing this bending effect/problem is that the folded sections are embossed at the point of the bend. The foil has to "travel" a greater distance to cross the valley created.
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 ...
ISO-9001 deals with how a company is managed. In layman's terms its somewhat like this:
In a normal company the management does not know how things happen. Its handled by bob, and bob may do it differently each and every time. Now it might be that a client wants the end result to be as predictably within the agreed norms (quality). This then means that the ...
Well the invention of the cassette tape was in 1962 according to quick Google search.
So the time period would fit in the 60's & 70's. I would consider this style of packaging to be retro.
Some retro designs usually include:
Line gradient patterns (see below example)
Dull flat colors / low saturation
Bold patterns with high contrast
The eye mark indicates not where the cut will be, it indicates when to cut.
The optical sensor can be a few milimeters away from the cut itself. The sensor see the mark, the cuter cuts.
The manufacturer need to give you a specific template for the type of machine they have, and how they have it configurated.
To my knowledge, these things are often done manually, and a double face tape "gun" will be used to apply the glue. So it's not always glue but a tape that is used.
The glue usually goes on the smaller flaps because it's easier to measure its length and ensure it won't be visible at all.
Most printers prefer that flap to be at least 5/8" (0.625") since the ...
Identify your brand
To start off you need to take your product and decide what are the core parts of it.
Is the logo key?
Do you need to have certain colors and images to be recognizable?
What do you need to familiarize your audience with the value and application of your product?
What functions must the packaging serve?
Decide if you need to transliterate ...
It is absolutely normal to print over foilstamp. Moreover: print over the foilstamp is also much easier than to print to match precisely position on the knockouted foil. So don't worry, just prepare files correctly. Most likely printer will want to have foil and print parts as a separate files.
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 ...
3ds Max is perfect for this. And has a 30 day FREE trial, with full functionality.
Draw it out in 2D inside 3ds Max. Then simply move the Transform Gizmo to the creases and fold it as you need until you have the desired result. And you can even animate these folds, for added fun.
By "folding" you'll be ROTATING, the currently selected sub selection (those ...
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 ...
The text in one and two are debossed (or stamped), the gold text is embossed. All three also use foil. Foil is not required and the effect can be quite elegant without it.
You will need to have a die made. Embossing usually involves stamping from the back of the paper and is quite visible from behind. To hide the back, you can laminate a second sheet (or ...
The eye mark is there to tell the machine on the pack line where to cut the film. The packs are supplied on a continuous reel. The reel is fed into the packing machine which cuts off individual packs, folds them, seals the join (creating a tube), seals one end, fills them with product and then seals the other end. The eye mark doesn't have to be at the point ...
If you already have a white base on the can I see no aditional problem to reproduce the desired PMS color.
I had one project printed on metal, and once the metal is covered with the white the color responds pretty much like coated paper.
If the inks used are the correct type for the metal they should be ok.
There is a chance it will also have a varnish ...
As someone who's worked for and with multiple print shops,
From my personal experience everything is done in Illustrator and Photoshop.
Mostly Illustrator with Photoshop elements inside of it, as it is the most popular format to prepare for print.
Illustrator and Photoshop are the program you want to use to create things in because they have the highest ...
The printing company my client chose (in another country) now asked me which type of cardboard (or which type of material) to use for the box.
Ok Everybody understood the problem backward. You, the client, the provider.
Let us start with you. You are not supposed to give a material from scratch. You should ask them "What type of cardboard can YOU print?"
Always best to discuss your options with your printer.
Printing on foil is common, but then usually a cold foil technique is used. Hotstamp foils create too much relief for a good ink transfer.
Often, the printer has the foil unit installed at the end of the press (after the printing stations). In that case, a design like this would require a 2nd print run, ...