Markzware‘s FlightCheck, the patented preflight solution to check prepress files for print quality control, has Non-PDF
Ground Controls. These include a Type section under Fonts. This Fonts Type section offers the following Ground Controls:
- City/System Fonts
- Multiple Masters
Read on to learn how these preflight features can help you.
Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls:
These Ground Controls deal with actual types of fonts.
TrueType® – This Ground Control triggers if a font is detected as a TrueType font. With the advent of OpenType, TrueType fonts can now be wrapped in an OpenType wrapper. Flightcheck will report these OpenType fonts as TrueType.
City/System Fonts – City named fonts (Geneva, Chicago, etc.) trigger this Ground Control. This is a holdover from the OS9 days, when fonts with city names caused jaggy type to be imaged on many output devices.
Multiple Masters – Multiple Master fonts are fonts that can be morphed into other shapes. The most common Multiple Master fonts are the ones shipped with Adobe Acrobat which are used to display non-embedded or subsetted fonts that are missing in the PDF file. From a preflight perspective, Multiple Master fonts used to cause many output problems from the RIP. Depending on your workflow, Multiple Master fonts may be good or bad, you will need to communicate with your printer as to whether these type of fonts cause issues through their workflow.
Non-Adobe® – There are many great type foundries out there. In the days of yesteryear, fonts that were not from Adobe used to cause issues with many RIPs. In todays world this is not as common.
OpenType® – OpenType fonts are designed to be cross platform (Mac and Win). OpenType fonts are different than older font technologies as they can contain up to 65,000 glyphs within a single font. These additional characters could be alternate swash characters or different languages. The newer RIPs should be able to handle OpenType fonts. From a Printer’s perspective OpenType fonts are good in that they are a single font file. This is unlike Postscript fonts that have a bitmap portion of the font (Screen Font) and a printer portion of the font (Printer Font).
FlightCheck can warn if a TrueType, City/System, Multiple Master,
Non-Adobe, OpenType font is detected, and more.
For more information on Markzware‘s pre press software to check digital files for print quality, see the FlightCheck page. For more desktop publishing (DTP) and printing solutions, see the Markzware Products page.
Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls: Non-PDF Fonts Type