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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 ...


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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 of ...


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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. ...


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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 ...


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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 state-...


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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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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 I'...


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Lighting. 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.


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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). ...


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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. Along ...


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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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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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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 ...


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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


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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.


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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 ...


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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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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 ...


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


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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 Heroes:...


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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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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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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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