packaging work it is
important to use card
Place your finished NET in the context of a whole piece of paper
and see how many more can be fitted around it. Small additional
pieces that are to be used elsewhere in the pack design can be
taken from areas that remain in-between sections used by the NETS
On the table of card
that each 'reducing' size takes the measurement of its longest
side from the
preceding pieces shortest
size.…Its other dimension is the previous piece's shortest side
It sounds complicated but once you have seen the relationship
you should be able to work out all the sizes from simply having
to hand a piece of A4 paper.
paper is measured by the amount that a square metre weighs. This
is a value given in grams per square metre (gsm). Very light
'layout' paper is around 60 gsm whilst ordinary cheap photo-copy
paper is about 80 gsm. A thicker 'letter' quality paper
has a noticeably different 'feel' when it is around the 90 ~
100 gsm range. Cartridge paper is around 120 ~ 150
gsm and obviously the heavier a paper is the thicker it is
Different papers can also have very different surface qualities.
Cheap paper will absorb ink and colour whilst those papers that
are coated will seem cleaner and brighter. Pre printed paper on
which an 'isometric grid' has been printed can be used beneath
some of the thinner papers as a guide for drawing isometric sketches.
Coloured paper can be used to enliven projects by using it as
framing - layers being added on top - perhaps with computer text
Thicker board and card is sold in 'microns'. This is a measurement
usually in excess of around 100 or more microns. One
micron is actually 1/1000
of a millimetre so a hundred microns will be 1/10 mm. A
firm board might be 500 microns and so be half a millimetre thick.
Art shops and design suppliers usually have 'swatches' of samples
and if not then
make your own collection from collected packaging and measure
using the micrometer from the workshops.