Print production tutorial: Reading a dieline (cut vs. fold indicators, flaps, etc.) |

Dielines clue you into how a finished piece will look. In this tutorial, explore the anatomy of a dieline and find out how to read dielines in a design. Watch more at

This tutorial is a single movie from the Print Production Essentials: Packaging course presented by author Claudia McCue. The complete course is 1 hour and 47 minutes and explores the basics of creating artwork for packages in ways that are practical for manufacturing and shipping, and make the products visually appealing.

1. Types of Packaging
2. Planning a Package
3. Dieline = Road Map
4. Designing in Illustrator
5. Designing in InDesign
6. Final Steps

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