1: choose a template
2: make a dieline , then create an offset path 5mm to make a bleed.
3: each step in a different layer then give each step a spot color. -I learned the difference between spot and process. the spot colors are not meant for printing.
4: Clipping path, created to with my rastor images.
5:Make a rasterized images into vectors on photoshop (its easier on id though) on illustrator covert an image into an eps with transparent background.
6:Resize images on photoshop after choosing the size and identifying the way I want to use it.
7:hide glue and fold lines before printing.
8:Make a slug and write the important notes I want to deliver to the print vendor
I had to print mine more than 8 times. I had difficulty to allign the front and back page when printing double sided. (because of the vcu printers)
to solve this problem I made the inside of the package a one color to avoid craft problems. If I had more time, I would’ve printed it in a good place but its just a mock up.
My package is scaled 90% from the actual size.
The markup is 80% from original size to be able to fit the slug into the A3 paper.
DESIGN OF THE PACKAGE:
My group and I decided on the font and the design of the package together to make our packages relate to each other.
Law and Leland in class showed us examples of how the packaging of the same brand have to look similar, like a family.
It is always better to add something in the inside of a packaging to make it more visually interesting.
My first design was horrible, visually. I was using the right patterns from the book manual but it still didn’t work especially when I printed it. The colors didn’t work well together. and the logo felt out of space.
This was before I met with a group. they suggested a few things that I took into consideration like removing THE.
Change the font of the ingridents.
and adding a color from the inside, preferably yellow.