Markzware FlightCheck 7 Mac for Adobe Creative Cloud Released

For Immediate Release

Markzware Announces FlightCheck 7 Mac with Adobe® Creative Cloud™ Support
Markzware releases new version of flagship preflight solution, FlightCheck

September 24, 2013 — SANTA ANA, California — Markzware, leading innovator of printing solutions, content search technology, and digital publishing software, announces preflight solution, FlightCheck 7 Mac. This new version of pre-press software for the Macintosh platform has added support to preflight Adobe documents created with InDesign® CC, Illustrator® CC, and Photoshop® CC graphic software for Adobe Creative Cloud.

FlightCheck 7 Mac is a stand-alone application and an essential preflight solution for creative professionals, printers, graphic designers, and publishers to ensure print quality control for InDesign CC and other native files. Users can run FlightCheck 7 Mac to preflight Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign CC, and a wide variety of desktop publishing (DTP) file types, without the native applications.

Markzware FlightCheck 7 Mac pre-press software for Adobe Creative Cloud has Ground Controls that can auto-switch its rule set for PDF files or non-PDF files to manage printing quality. FlightCheck can scan InDesign CC and such documents to alert users to potential printing problems (low image resolution, missing fonts, etc.) and can also collect files to package fonts, images, and print job files into one folder for easy sharing. In addition, FlightCheck 7 Mac can generate a detailed, now more accurate, preflight report to certify preflighting.

John Tyson, project manager, ActionTek, Inc said, “Our client created thousands of PDFs to publish a product catalog. We installed FlightCheck to review all print requirements for compliance, and the software found errors that even the printer’s internal pre-flight routines failed to catch. FlightCheck was easy to use and worked flawlessly. We were delighted with the time and money it saved us in sending press-ready proofs to our printer.”

The FlightCheck 7 Mac license can be purchased on a perpetual or subscription basis via the online FlightCheck page. The subscription includes, free of charge, all updates made during the subscription term.

About Markzware:
Markzware, a privately-held company based in Santa Ana, CA, is the leading developer of quality assurance, print solutions, and data conversion software for the international graphic arts, printing and digital multimedia industries. Markzware B.V., located in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, is the company’s headquarters for activities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

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Auto Preflight Options

Auto Preflight Options in FlightCheck

Watch here how to turn on Auto Preflight Detection within FlightCheck v7 Mac:

Auto Preflight

Alright. Today, we’re going to go over Auto Preflight Detection in FlightCheck 7. How to automatically switch preflight profiles, or Ground Control sets, and preflight paines, based on file type. Now, everyone should, hopefully, know what Ground Controls  are. If not, we have a great series of videos on how to set up your Ground Controls.

Markzware FlightCheck Auto Preflight Options

You go in here and click on or off all the settings. One small dot is a warning. A full dot or square is an error. And you can change these and you can make different sets of Ground Controls. And some can be based on PDF, and some can be based on Open files. And this, the default, I always have based for InDesign files. And there, you can adjust things to how you like. Right? You can export and share these, etc.

Under File, the Preflight Mode, you can change languages there, as well. German, Dutch, French, but you can also, Spanish. You can also go under English, US English, and change to the PDF interface. It even warns you Auto Preflight is there, and you see the Ground Controls change. Now, these are all PDF-based set of checks, and we get a different interface up top. There’s no package or collect job, which is more important in a, for a Quark or InDesign or Illustrator file.

Auto preflight detection under FlightCheck Preferences, just says click here in the flight strip Preferences. And under Advanced, you can then choose the Auto Preflight Detection and click on Customize. From there, you can see we have some object classes and Preflight Mode set up. And if you hit Expert Mode, you get even more information. We’re going to have Minimum and Maximum Doc Versions, Application Types, Creator Type, Extension Type, etc. Turn that off for now. Or you can add a new class, a new type of file type just by here and you can say, “Okay, well, I want Photoshop native files to have… and you must go into your Applications > FlightCheck 7 Mac >  Data > and the language you’re choosing, you’re using.

And then you can choose non-PDF interface, or Preflight Mode, as we call it. And then, you can also define a set of Ground Controls. So, we’ll say Default. And you’ll see it here. And you’ll see you have for Illustrator, a set of checks [to preflight and package Illustrator]. And also, set at Default, and lots of others. Okay? So, when we click OK, the Auto Preflight Detection should now work. Alright. What I’ll first do is take a PDF here and we’ll drop it on the FlightCheck flight strip. (FlightCheck eagle screeches.)

And you’ll see the Ground Controls are at PDF/x1-a, but, you see, this is not a perfect PDF/x1-a. So, right away, we know, and you see what the problems are. Right? Now, if I leave those Ground Controls open and note the interface. If I then take one of these Illustrator, native Illustrator, files and drop it on the flight strip… (FlightCheck eagle screeches.)

Look at that! We get a whole different interface. We get, automatically, it warns us of the problems. There’s a missing font I have. I did not convert fonts to outline. I have a missing font in there. Very handy to know. And we can see it and this is extremely useful, FlightCheck, for checking Illustrator and Photoshop files. What you see is the Ground Controls switched from those PDF/x1-a to PDF interface, right to the Default set of Ground Controls, which we just set up, up in the Preferences. So, very handy!

So, that’s FlightCheck, and how to set up in the File Preferences the, under Advanced, the Auto Preflight Detection, a very powerful way to automatically change your preflight checks, based on file type, and even versioning, and extension, and much more. So, it’s been, here, David Dilling, with this tip of the day, how to set up Auto Preflight Detection in Markzware’s FlightCheck 7 for InDesign, QuarkXPress, Illustrator, PDF, Photoshop, you name it. We’re going to help you preflight it, before you go to print, press, or even for online use.

Check us out today on www.markzware.com and try the free demonstration version of FlightCheck for 30 days. Try it for yourself. It’s really amazing! A great tool to have in anybody’s toolbox. It goes much further than just InDesign, or any other preflight tool. It’s stand-alone, powerful, and it’ll help you in your workflow, to save time, money, and, more importantly, stop headaches. Take care.

Buy FlightCheck and get your Auto Preflight options in order today!

Preflight Solution for the Print Workflow: FlightCheck

Printers can achieve top printing quality by using Markzware’s preflight solution, FlightCheck, to preflight InDesign for Creative Cloud (and other print documents) during prepress. Markzware offers this pre press software and tips for those receiving desktop publishing files in the print workflow:

In the current economy, where it is typical to cut printing costs, it is important to use printing solutions that save money. Patented preflight solution, FlightCheck, can help, by ensuring print quality control. A print workflow can integrate this pre press software to preflight InDesign and a list of other file types. Watch this video to see how Markzware’s preflight solution can verify that your files are print ready:

Preflight Solution for the Print Workflow: FlightCheck

Markzware’s pre press software can preflight InDesign CC and other file types during
prepress, to ensure print quality control of documents used for desktop publishing

FlightCheck can collect files to package InDesign, package Illustrator, package fonts, etc. The preflight report can provide certification of the preflighting of your document.

You can buy this preflight solution via the FlightCheck product page. See more desktop publishing software and printing solutions for DTP on the Markzware Products page.

Open the Zip File for Your Preflight Solution
Markzware FlightCheck 7 Mac ZIP FileDownload FlightCheck to be able to check a
host of file formats for
printing quality

How has this preflight solution helped your print workflow to preflight InDesign or other DTP file types? Please comment. You can also subscribe to the Markzware Mailing List, and follow Markzware on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Google+.

Preflight Solution for the Print Workflow: FlightCheck

How to Preflight and Package Illustrator with Markzware FlightCheck

Preflight Adobe Illustrator and collect files to package Illustrator with Markzware FlightCheck, the preflight solution for Adobe Creative Suite prepress:

Preflight and Package Illustrator with Markzware FlightCheck
Prepress workflows may require creative professionals to preflight Illustrator files before the print job goes to press. FlightCheck, the patented preflight solution from Markzware can help. This pre-press software can check Adobe Creative Suite files and more to ensure print quality control, and, furthermore, can collect files to package Illustrator files into a folder for sending along to the next associate in the print workflow.

Your prepress job submission can affect the printing quality of your workflow’s printed product, so you’ll want to check Adobe and other native files with trustworthy pre-press software. This video walks you through a demonstration of how to properly preflight Adobe Illustrator to improve your print workflow:

How to Preflight and Package Illustrator with Markzware FlightCheck

FlightCheck can thoroughly check Adobe Illustrator during preflight in .ai files for missing fonts,
low image resolution, and much more, then package Illustrator for easy print job submission

FlightCheck can collect files with all linked images and used fonts, as well as fully preflight Illustrator and provide a detailed preflight report, which certifies that the document has, in fact, passed preflighting. FlightCheck can also preflight Adobe InDesign, Acrobat PDF, Photoshop, and several other DTP file formats.

Users can Quickly Preflight Adobe Illustrator with
Customizable FlightCheck Ground Controls

Package Adobe Illustrator with Markzware FlightCheck Markzware FlightCheck can package Illustrator,
with all fonts and images, into one folder

Why Preflight Adobe Illustrator and Package Illustrator with FlightCheck?
Markzware FlightCheck can:

  • Check Adobe Creative Suite and other file types (PDF or non-PDF), without the native layout applications.
  • List categories of potential printing problems for easy selection of items to be examined during preflight.
  • Save money by eliminating reprints and maximizing printing capacity.
  • Collect and package fonts, even third-party fonts, and images.
  • Scan and collect files for the entire print job in one session, using rule sets that you can customize.

Markzware is on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and other social web sites. You could do a favor for your contacts who are graphic designers, printers, publishers, or creative professionals. Let them know that FlightCheck pre-press software can check Adobe Illustrator and much more. Social media users can post, tweet and re-tweet this valuable prepress tip!

Markzware FlightCheck, preflight solution for DTP workflows, is available for purchase via the FlightCheck page. More printing solutions are available on the Markzware Products page. Please feel free to subscribe to the Markzware Mailing List and to comment below.

Preflight Adobe Illustrator and package Illustrator with Markzware FlightCheck, the standard-setting preflight solution for prepress!

Preflight Checklist in Preflight Solution, FlightCheck

preflight checklist for color print jobs is an excellent way to ensure your documents output correctly. Printing problems can be better avoided with the proper preflight solution and planning. FlightCheck, pre press software by Markzware, can help, with its built-in preflight checklist for graphic arts:

Markzware has been developing printing and publishing solutions for decades. Markzware offers preflight software that can check InDesign, Illustrator, PDF, Photoshop, and many more file types. This video shows you how:

Preflight Solution with Preflight Checklist

Markzware FlightCheck can preflight InDesign CC and many other file formats for printing quality.

Markzware’s preflight solution, FlightCheck, can check documents, including color graphic design projects, prior to printing. FlightCheck can run a check during prepress for print quality control of Adobe Acrobat or InDesign files (and more) to assure printing quality.

Markzware holds the patent on technology for preflighting. FlightCheck can check InDesign and other documents with a built-in preflight checklist that can be customized. However, a typical, manual preflight checklist like this could be considered before printing your valuable color documents:

PREFLIGHT CHECKLIST for graphic design

  • Files are camera ready.
  • Hard copy, if needed.
  • Desktop files printed per printer’s instructions.
  • Files are complete.
  • Files are in order.
  • Separations, if color.
  • Registration marks, if color.
  • All aligned.
  • Headlines spelled correctly.
  • Electronic copy, if needed.
  • Fonts embedded (PDF).
  • Art files included (for Non-PDF documents).
  • Proof copy for the press is supplied, if needed.
  • All files are on disk.
  • Special instructions are included.
  • Printer is ready to receive the files.
  • Files were received, whether mailed, delivered or emailed.
  • Printer verified the files are complete and ready.
  • Printer has no additional questions.

Registration Field in Preflight Solution, FlightCheck
Markzware FlightCheck 7 Mac Registration FieldComplete your FlightCheck registration to be able to use its customizable preflight checklist

FlightCheck can collect and package elements, as well as find errors before output, so issues can be solved before printing. To buy this pre press software, please visit the FlightCheck product page. Feel free to visit the Markzware Products page for more preflighting and printing solutions.

How has the FlightCheck preflight solution helped your print workflow to preflight InDesign or other desktop publishing (DTP) file types? Comment below to tell us about it. Also, feel free to subscribe to the Markzware Mailing List, and join Markzware on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Google+.

Preflight Solution with Preflight Checklist: FlightCheck