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    Best software to design Packages

    Hello!

    What do you think is the best software to design packages?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by linx9 View Post
    Hello!

    What do you think is the best software to design packages?

    Thanks!
    ArtiosCAD.

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    I've always used Illustrator, paper, blade and a ruler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linx9 View Post
    Hello!

    What do you think is the best software to design packages?

    Thanks!
    Hands down, Artios is the best packaging design software on the market. I've used other software like Cimex and the features don't compare to those offered by Artios. Every step in Artios seems to take 10 steps in the other programs I've seen and used. But it does come with a hefty price comparably.

    80% of the packaging industry uses ArtiosCAD as there design software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linx9 View Post
    Hello!

    What do you think is the best software to design packages?

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    Make sure you check PackMage as well. They have a huge library of ready-to-buy construction nets. It has fewer possibilities than Artios Cad but it is more than enough. Plus you get to download it for free.

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    ArtiosCAD would probably be your best bet. Having said that, I recently finished an education aiming towards packaging design where we would only use InDesign, Illustrator, blade, paper/carton and just go for it.

    The last semester we used ArtiosCAD some, but mainly exporting our work and using it in Illustrator. Probably doesn't help much, just sharing my two cents.

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    I always use Illustrator for my package designs. But ArtiosCad looks pretty impressive. Thinking about looking into that. Thanks for the tip.

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    i use illustrator
    it has great measure tools

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    Esko Artpro is good.

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    I've always used illustrator, then doing a hand-cut sample of the exact stock before doing artwork on the dieline.

    I LOVE esko's illustrator plugin, but the price is just outrageous.

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    I wonder if there are any resources, tutorials, books on the process?

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    There are several books on Amazon for packaging - there's one (i can't recall the name) which has 4 books (?) Basic through to Advanced and each book has a DVD of vector dielines which are referenced in the book. Very handy!

    To be honest though, you need to understand paper/card and how it works in relation to stock choice, thickness, grain direction and various print finishes (coatings, laminates etc) - unless you understand how paper works in the real world by actually folding it up you're going to run into issues designing on-screen only. That's why i say - choose your stock, make a rough dieline and hand-cut it on the actual stock, then refine from there.

    A complex packaging job may require you to cut up to 5 samples before you get it right! The more experience you gain though, the less mistakes you'll make (like anything).

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    Thaks alot :)

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    I've always used Illustrator for package design, but ArtiosCAD looks awesome.

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