I kind of freak out when it’s time to do techpacks. I am more confident and happy when it comes to the designing process rather than measurements and size sets grading whatsoever. It’s not like I can’t do it but I had a huge break from patternmaking after I graduated so I need time to get back to it.
Back to Techpacker. Like I said earlier, I freak out when it’s techpack time and I tweeted about it. I was quite surprised to see that there was a company who decided to work on making techpackers’ life easier and more organized. So, I decided to give it a try.
How it works?
It’s the usual process, sign in to access the website because it is online.
After signing in, you end up on your board (see below).
Creating a board
If you are used to doing your own techpack at work, it’s going to be really easy. For those of you who are new to this you will see that there are a lot of information to be filled and that’s completely normal. A techpack consists of information sheets about the designer, the product’s CAD/sketch, the measurements, the materials, the colors, trims, hardware, grading, labels, tags, etc. To summaries it all, it helps to make the communication process more efficient between the designer, the pattern maker, the merchandiser, the manufacturer and eventually to the client. To make it more simple –> The more precise the information are in the techpack, the less room there is for error.
Quite organized I must say! 🙂 You can click on your sketch and insert annotations. You can insert the fabric picture, its description and the billing information. You can save the techpack as private or public when you are done. You can also preview the techpack in PDF and send it by email.
Using Techpacker is quite simple and they made it user friendly. That’s a plus point 🙂 However, it would be really awesome if we could create our own template or have some templates instead of a standard one. Each company normally has its own techpack template so… that could be something they might consider for the next Techpacker version. In general, it’s an interesting concept to do techpacks and I love it when things are organized but I am quite uncomfortable when it comes to uploading my work online. I would prefer if it was a software I could download and share with my colleagues. Again, Techpacker is still in BETA so I guess they are still working on it by taking users’ feedback into consideration.
I must admit that I have just explore the basics to see how it works before filling in all the information. I find the measurements section quite interesting and I shall edit and update this blog post as soon as I try it.
Thank you Techpacker team! 🙂 and looking forward to use the new Techpacker version in the upcoming months.