Designing your packaging can get overwhelming. If you were under the impression that it takes technical know-how or complicated graphic design skills to design your packaging, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.
Start by understanding the basic concepts related to packaging design. Not all color systems are the same and printing under each one is likely to give you a different result. Out of the three most popular color systems (CMYK, RGB, and Pantone), CMYK is the most popular and often recommended choice for printing packaging materials. Pantone is preferred for printing branding materials that need to look the same each time it is printed.
Once you have a basic idea of color systems and have a mental picture of your box, all you need to do is get started on designing it. While you’ll find that most companies use Adobe illustrator and photoshop to design their dielines, something as simple as Canva can also be used to make a dieline template.
Our dieline design checklist helps you tick off all the steps to making an efficient and effective dieline template.
In this section, you will find:
- How to design your packaging
- What is a dieline
- 3 different color systems
- Packaging Design Checklist