1. Creating the document

The print file for our flat-bottom pouches is divided into five areas: the left side, the front side, the right side, the rear side and the base. The print file for our stand-up pouches on the other hand consists of three areas: the front side, the rear side and the base. In the bottom-right of the layout, you'll find a short summary of the four layers plus an explanation of the different packaging areas.

Stand-up pouches and flat-bottom pouches

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In this video, you'll learn about what to consider when implementing your artwork in Adobe InDesign and the difference between the various layout areas.

2. Layer structure

Just like a filing system, layers help to manage individual elements such as images, texts and logos within a file. The layer order determines the stacking order of individual elements. The four layers are identical in the stand-up pouch and flat-bottom pouch templates: Guideline, White, Keylines and Artwork.

Stand-up pouches and flat-bottom pouches

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In this video, you'll learn about the difference between the four layers and what you need to consider for the White layer.

3. Edges and printing lines

Edges determine the print area of the file. Objects (such as texts) positioned outside these edges will not be printed. Our print templates include a 2mm distance between the cutting edge (black line) and printable edge (light-blue line). These so-called sealing zones identify the area where your pouch is sealed during production.

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In this video, you'll learn about the different printing lines on the Keylines layer and what you must consider when it comes to the bleed area.

Thought of everything?

Used the right template for your packaging?

Created the layout on the ‘Artwork’ level only?

Layer structure and name unchanged?

Layout placed right up to the cutting line?

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