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How to use a PDF template in Illustrator

How to use a PDF template in Illustrator

Posted on 2023-09-13
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Hello, and welcome to our How-To set of tutorials, where we bring you practical tips and step-by-step instructions to help you master this website. Today, we're diving into an exciting topic that's sure to pique your interest.

In this tutorial, we're going to learn how to use the PDF templates in illustrator. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced graphic designer seeking to enhance your expertise, this tutorial will guide you through the process with clear and concise instructions.

We'll start by laying a strong foundation, covering the basics and building up from there. You'll soon discover that the PDF templates are great for creating a perfect box.

Step 1 - Download Template

If you're not there already, go to Scanpack.ca . From there, choose from our unique selection of boxes: Influencer box, Carrier box, Open End Box, Shipper Box, Onboarder Box, or Gifting Box.

Step 2 - Download Template

Choose from our selection of Standard sizes, or make your own custom size.

Once you have done that, click Download Template. It will download a zip file which can be extracted anywhere.

Step 3 - Open in illustrator

Open the file in illustrator by clicking 'File > Open'

Once you have done that, you will notice a blank dieline with an array of different colours. Each colour is represented in your swatches panel.

Each colour is represented in your swatches panel.

Step 4 - Layers

For ease of use, and to make sure you project is printed properly, we recommended adding a new layer underneath the old one.

Step 5 - Design

With the newly added layer, create your masterpeice! You will notice that the white area masks out any of your design that will not be printed. See below for reference.

Step 6 - PDF Output

Once you are finished and ready to save your artwork, we recommend the following Steps

1. Embed all images
2. Recommended that all fonts are a minimum 10pt type size.
3. Outline all fonts
4. Hide or delete dieline layer.
5. Save as PDF Preset: High Quality Print or Press Quality
6. Change compatibility mode to PDF 1.5 . This allows you to export your PDF with layers
7. Select the option 'Create Acrobat Layers from Top-Level Layers'. This allows for easy access to remove the top layer before printing.

Step 6 - Purchase

Now that your design is complete, you can place your order!

Go back to the website, to the exact box type and size that you originally downloaded. Click 'Upload your file & Order now'

The pop-up will allow you to select the outside, and inside as needed. You may also change the project name and add any comments if needed.

After click Finish, you will be brought to the Print Editor. This will allow you to see how your artwork lines up with the online dieline.

If all looks good, click 'Review & Buy'. You will be brought to a final 3D mockup of you box. Feel free to use the left mouse click to move the box around.

Last step is the final approval on Size, Design Choice, Quantity, and Turnaround. If everything is acceptable, click the approval box in the bottom left, and click 'Next'

After adding the item to your cart, feel free to browse around, or checkout by clicking the cart icon. 

Thank you for reading this tutorial. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach our to use on the 'Contact' page.