Friday, October 1, 2010

Tech Pack Design - FAQs

What Everybody Ought to Know About Tech Sheet Design
Weather Clients looking to put our designs onto spec sheets or want to prepare the line sheet or seeking sample development and apparel production or any other queries relating to tech pack and size charts they have some or other queries which they want to get addressed before they need tech packs made. Some of the most notable queries that usually they ask are given with the answers in order to make my visitors and Clothing Line owners an ease and make sure they get maximum answers that they seek before they need tech packs made. Some of the most frequently asked questions are addressed on this post and hopefully this blog would help them get the answers of all your queries.
Queries Related to Tech Pack Detailing:
There are many clothing brands which seek the techpack in a specific format which they have followed for long time. At the same time many clothing brands need tech pack designers for new clothing line and tech packs for a collection of garments. They need technical designers for their new clothing line who can put together tech pack for their line sheet. In order to help in creating more designs and garments the spec technician should give them the right direction in terms of technical design, keeping the theme of the brand its market segmentation, cost effectiveness during apparel production. In my previous post I have mentioned clearly the details that comes within the tech pack. Click here to go to my previous post.

Queries Related to Pricing:

Most New Clothing Line need a technical designer to prepare tech pack at a cheaper cost which is fine and justified. However, technical designers who can give you the best of the tech packs require expertise in the techpack designs. To create a tech pack design it takes not less than two to three days and each has some or other modification in garment style and therefore has tech pack corrections which is time consuming and quite tedious job. So before they ask for Quote on a Tech Pack or design rate pricing it is important to know and understand the average rates to prepare tech d drawings and cost for full tech pack development. The Rates for tech packs can be taken from many famous online sites. The cost of creating one detailed tech pack varies from style to style, designer to designer depending on the complexity of the style.

Query Related to Tech Pack Correction :

In Every Line Sheet there are some styles which are not perfect and need correction. It should be done before it goes to the Tech Sheet design Phase as once the Tech Sheet is prepared to correct one portion or one element in the Tech Pack there might be change in each phase of the Tech Packs. Any Changes on the Style results in change in every stage of Tech Pack. So the style owner should take utmost care in the flat sketch level before approving the style. The designer should make changes in the Flat Sketch Level and should be very careful in advising the changes and make sure nothing left out. Once the style owner does the confirmation and the tech packs are prepared, then changing one thing in style would result in changing the whole tech pack.This is almost 6 to 7 times double the work of what it should have done if it would have been rectified in the Flat Sketch Level. The flat sketch is prepared and sent for approval for this reason and should be taken seriously from this level.The Technical Designer should see those things while preparing tech packs and see that the number of corrections in tech pack does not goes beyond two times unless it is a major change in style.The Supplier asks for a tech pack which is error free and which should not have any further changes to be done and final so that he can proceed with the sample development and can develop garments.So before looking for factories you should be ready with complete line sheet putting the collection together with tech pack.