Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Manufacturing factors for when designing a product box?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Manufacturing factors for when designing a product box?

    What must a package designer know about the box manufacturing process in order to determine the details fo his/her box design?

  • #2
    That's really kind of like asking what must a carpenter need to know about how to build a house in order to build a house.
    There are all kinds of box design, printing and finishing methods out there. You learn mostly by doing these days. Whenever doing anything new, call the output vendor before you begin designing.

    If you don't know what to design, or how to manufacture what you want to design...that could be a problem. Do you subscribe to any trade mags like Brand Packaging or Packaging World (to name two of many?)

    Comment


    • #3
      It's not something you can just dive into easily. You need to be able to visualize how the box panels will fold, what orientation each panel should be, where you need bleed, etc. If it's a commonly used size of package, the printer should be able to supply a template or die line. Get as much info from the printer as possible. See if you can visit the printer to see how the packages are printed and constructed.
      No cell phone, no Facebook, no iAnything. Am I missing something?

      Comment

      Search

      Collapse

      Sponsor

      Collapse

      Incredible Stock

      Latest Topics

      Collapse

      • iwebsitez
        Reply to Tours Travel company logo, what do you think?
        iwebsitez
        I quite like it to be honest, it's not too stuffed but it's clean, easy to remember! Well done Dan.
        Today, 11:18 AM
      • Craig B
        Reply to Help me explaining my job in my portfolio!
        Craig B
        I think what you described is fairly typical of most jobs. I'm not saying it's identical but I do web design, email design, interactive apps, collateral, booth graphics, signage, posters, advertising,...
        Today, 10:46 AM
      • Colton819
        Reply to Getting a image ready for print
        Colton819
        So I tried doing Pantone colors but obviously they just couldn’t match close enough. The image I posted is actually a vector format I created a raster format then converted to vector in illustrator. I...
        Today, 08:47 AM
      • leaagg
        Help me explaining my job in my portfolio!
        leaagg
        Hello,

        I am a French designer working for a Turkish company (in turkey).
        I am now currently working on my updated portfolio because my main goal is QUIT !! The working conditions in...
        Today, 07:57 AM
      • PrintDriver
        Reply to Tours Travel company logo, what do you think?
        PrintDriver
        Do people still use QR codes?
        Two phones ago I downloaded an app just to check that a client's QR code was linking properly when printed. 4 years later now, and that app has never been used again....
        Today, 07:06 AM
      GDF A division of Mediabistro Holdings Adweek | Mediabistro | Clio | Film Expo Group Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy Copyright © 2016 Mediabistro Holdings
      Working...
      X