Markzware‘s FlightCheck, the patented preflight solution to check prepress files for print quality control,
has Non-PDF Ground Controls. These include a File Status section under Images. This Images File Status
section offers the following Ground Controls:
- ASCII Data
- Binary Data
- LZW Encoding
- JPEG Encoding
Read on to learn how these preflight features can help you.
Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls:
Images File Status
Missing – This Ground Control will trigger if an image used in a document cannot be located. Usually this results in the low resolution preview image being imaged to plate or film instead of the the crisp clear high resolution image.
Modified – This Ground Control will trigger if the last modified date of an image does not match the date of the link data saved within the document being scanned. A modified image may indicate that an image has been altered and may not match the original intent of the job.
Stored – This Ground Control will trigger if an image has been stored or embedded within a document. InDesign, Illustrator and PageMaker can embed images, whereas Quark only deals with linked images. EPS files can also have images embedded or stored within them. Stored images can be difficult to extract from files and many people in their workflows do not want to deal with embedded images, they only want linked images.
Nested – This Ground Control will trigger if an EPS file has a placed image inside of it (i.e., the images is linked to the EPS and not embedded in it).
ASCII Data – Will fire if an image has been ASCII encoded. Depending on your workflow, this may or may not be a problem.
Binary Data – Will fire if an image has been Binary encoded. Depending on your workflow, this may or may not be a problem.
LZW Encoding – LZW is a compression scheme. This Ground Control will trigger if an image has been compressed using the LZW method. Some RIPs have problems handling LZW encoded images
JPEG Encoding – JPEG is a compression scheme. This Ground Control will trigger if an image has been compressed using the JPEG method. Some RIPs have problems handling JPEG encoded images.
FlightCheck warns if an image is stored, EPS placed, ASCII/Binary encoded,
compressed using LZW/JPEG method, not found, or has mismatched dates.
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 Images File Status