As a Denver Graphic Designer & Website Designer by weekday, I am also an avid gardener in my free time – which means I love to design seed packets! I recently had the pleasure to work on Sandia Seed's seed packets – I also work with them on their Shopify website design for sandiaseed.com.
Seed Packet Design Dielines
Seed Packet Design involves making sure to design the packets to fit in as much seed and growing information while also showing off the plants and vegetables. For the best designs and use of space, it is important to design to the seed packet dieline – we specialize in working with printers to get the seed packets just right so that they print successfully and are legible and useful to your customers. You can see an example of what a dieline looks like in the third image down below.
Seed Packet Designs
Below is the final seed packet design for Sandia Seed, as well as one of the other design concepts. We went with the strong yellow branding with a New Mexican feel (their home), and also use a New Mexican green chile pepper field backdrop with the Sandia mountain range – since they specialize in the infamous Hatch chile seeds. I typically design multiple seed packet designs and present to the client, and then work with them finalize the perfect packet.
If you are a seed company and are looking for a website design or seed packet design, I would be happy to talk to you about your needs – I love working with green companies! Contact me today »
By the way, I was lucky enough to get a sampling of all the new seed packets – with seeds! – so this summer I'm growing a ton of peppers! I'm growing several varieties of Hatch green chile seeds, as well as super hot peppers like Carolina Reaper seeds, sweet peppers like my favorite Shishito Pepper seeds, and Black Cherry Heirloom Tomato seeds. I can't wait for harvest time! I just planted all my seedlings outdoors two weeks ago.
Below is an example of the printer's seed packet dieline that we used when designing. We worked with the printer to make sure everything was within a safe area so that things wouldn't be cut off or overlapping when the seed packet is folded. It is very important to work with your printer to get the specifications and dieline so that the design can be perfect, as if the artwork is off or has to be resized, you can loose the integrity of your design. Let me know if we can help you with your seed packet design – call 720.260.3541.