'Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.'
Packaging blanks are often made from Nets. A net is a designed 2D shape / pattern that can be folded into a 3D object.
In most cases the net is then covered in a graphic packaging design.
Below are some royalty free examples of folding nets used for sales and advertising packaging and point of sale stands.
When we design packaging nets it is always important that we keep resolution and size settings when transfering the design between different applications and machines. This prevents re-sizing errors and ensures that your printed design will fit exactly to your packaging net.
Tips for photoshop net design: