What is the meaning of the die-line in the printing and packaging industry?
Die line is the package template that makes sure a printed product is arranged properly. The diagram is an ultra finest representation of each of the fold and cut lines pieces in the Packaging or is on the box, pocket folders, and envelopes. Creating precise die lines involves certain steps.
Some times a client himself sends a desired packaging example to the print company. Then the company would then take apart the sent package to indicate graphics and tucks and take dimensions. When there is a product but no packaging, the dimensions are taken for the actual product instead with wrapped paper added to estimate the size. After the dimensions, the software Adobe illustrator is utilized to create the die lines, by following the specific design or style standards. You would commonly take a test of hard copy of your created die line to make sure it’s working with the product. After you are done ensuring, it is now time to copy prototypes using materials like the paper with a heavyweight. After you are done checking the prototype for factors like sturdiness, the packaging then can be prepared for the shelves.