Conical soup label template needed!

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by AmyHope, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. AmyHope macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I have to design a sticky label for a soup container. It has a slight conical shape that the label has to go around. It is made of plastic.
    I have no idea how to work out the template shape for the label and i am not good at maths!
    I have illustrator and photoshop to work with.
    The container is 112mm tall, the base is 74mm diameter, top 88mm diameter.
    The label needs to be 90mm high.
    Can any of you clever peps out there help me? My deadline is quite tight for this.

    Many thanks,
    Amy
     
  2. YESimBLUNTED macrumors member

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    Fun with Packaging

    Not so sure why this would be all that difficult? Make a mock-up bottle in illustrator using your dimensions, then use your label specific dimensions to make your template. Given your going to have to wrap the label around the bottle which could present an annoyance depending on if the label has to go all the way around the bottle or if there can be space in between the edges of the bottle. If there is space in between the edges then that is simple. If the label has to completely go around the bottle then just leave some space (extra bleed?) on the edge so they can overlap. :rolleyes:

    Or even easier, if you actually have the bottle you will be making the label for, just use scrap paper and wrap it around the bottle and measure the paper when you are at your appropriate length and enter that into illustrator for your template. :confused:
     
  3. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    I would be guessing that if you set up box in Illustrator then conform to the dimensions required that would be the most logical way of achieving the what you're trying to do.

    Just basically once the initial box layout is created then resizing the box to the dimensions plus bleed you need.
     

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