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They've missed a few tricks
on 13 May 2013
This book looks great at the outset, but there is simply no differentiation between mountain (convex) and valley (concave) folds - as in origami - which are essential when making some of the more elaborate constructions. The lack of these makes the layouts seem rushed, and the reviewers who criticised the CD ROM for the way it's been put together each make valid points. I'd rather enlarge the layouts on a photocopier to reproduce them which in itself isn't ideal. The lack of indication whether specific folds should be mountain or valley and the depiction of merely a dotted line regardless of the type of fold is a major flaw and one that should have been simple enough to have been incorporated.
UPDATE: I've now had this book for a year and a half and I've never used it. A much better buy is Structural Package Design by Haresh Pathak (Pepin Press, 1998). It doesn't have the apparent bells and whistles of this book, but it covers every package design you will need and I use it all the time.