Are you someone who is hearing the word “dieline” for the first time? Well, then this blog is especially meant for you. Dieline in packaging refers to a placeholder that defines the entire structure of a box. This blog will throw light on the concept of a dieline in packaging and why is it so crucial. We will briefly go through the different types of lines it and the basic requirements for it. Finally, we will wrap up our discussion with how our team of experts at the Box Agency can help you with the creation of a dieline for your packaging. So, let us begin our discussion.
A dieline is that is required to ensure the accurate layout of the physical packaging. It is a terminology used in graphic designing and it is created before proceeding with the production of packaging. Without a proper dieline, it is nearly impossible to create accurate packaging. There is always a chance of something or the other going wrong with the dimensions or the shape of the packaging.
In other words, it is a template that is required to ensure the accurate layout of the physical packaging. It comprises different types of lines and colors to identify the folds and cuts within the packaging. With the help of a properly crafted dieline, a manufacturer instantly understands what he is supposed to create. If you have spent a good amount of your time and effort in creating your packaging dieline, you are very likely to produce your packaging efficiently, and that too without any potential flaws.
If you do not craft your dieline carefully, you can end up producing packaging of inaccurate shape and size. At times, you are supposed to create packaging boxes in bulk. Let us assume that you get an order of 1000 customized boxes. Your designer makes a mistake while creating the dieline and forwards this flawed dieline to the manufacturer.
The manufacturer produces 1000 boxes according to the provided dieline. But when these boxes are delivered to the intended client, you realize that the packaging does not meet his/ her requirements. It means that your entire effort of producing 1000 customized boxes will go in vain. This is exactly why a dieline plays such a crucial role in the packaging industry. It basically acts as a template for your packaging that conveys things like where to cut, fold, print, etc. in your packaging. However, its main goal is to avoid manufacturing flaws to as much extent as possible.
The lines in a dieline are represented by different colors and their respective color codes. It is a standard that is used particularly in the packaging industry. Although, there are many different types of lines in a dieline, however, below we will be listing down the most commonly used ones:
It is very simple to create a dieline in Adobe Illustrator. Moreover, it is also highly beneficial to do so before proceeding with the production of your packaging. All you need to do is to follow the steps mentioned below:
If you want the dieline and consequently, your packaging to be perfect, then it is always nice to provide as much information to your manufacturer as you can. However, there are a few important things that you must not miss out no matter what kind of packaging you require. You should have absolute clarity regarding the cutouts of your packaging. You should have sufficient knowledge of the product that you are going to pack.
Most importantly, you should be very well aware of the dimensions of your product as well as the box that you require for packaging. If you will be uncertain about any of these things, you will not be able to design an accurate dieline. Hence, your packaging will also get affected.
Other than these, your dieline should be created as vector art on a computer. Moreover, after creating a dieline in soft form, you also need to create a hard copy sample of your dieline for finalization. This will let you carefully analyze the flaws (if any) in your dieline. So that you can avoid production flaws later on.
By now, you would have gained sufficient knowledge about the dieline in packaging. However, if you are still not confident enough to design your own packaging dieline, then you can always take the services of the Box Agency. Our team of experts can have a detailed meeting with you to understand your packaging requirements. You can provide us with the basic details about your product and the kind of packaging that you require. This will also include the dimensions and shape of your packaging. And we can create an impeccable dieline for your packaging. Moreover, you can also rely on us for creating your final packaging. So, do not hesitate and reach out to us immediately!