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Markzware’s FlightCheck Soars To New Heights With Version 3

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Continuing to set the global standard in preflight software, FlightCheck v3.2 now supports the latest versions of Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia FreeHand and Multi-Ad Creator.

SANTA ANA, CA – July 23, 1997 — Markzware Software, Inc., the leader in intelligent preflight, releases FlightCheck v3.2. Markzware, a long recognized supporter of the leading DTP applications including QuarkXPress, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia FreeHand, extends its support with this latest version. FlightCheck v3.2 now checks for over 150 potential printing problems in native Illustrator 7.0 and FreeHand 7.0 files.

Of special interest to the newspaper and advertising industries, FlightCheck v3.2 also supports Multi-Ad Creator v3.6 and v4.0. Robert Jennings, Marketing Manger of Multi-Ad Creator, views this new support from Markzware as being “very advantageous to our customer base and to our products now and in the future. We are very excited about the possibilities and think that this product relationship will extend the capability of our product line.”

This update is free to registered FlightCheck users, and will be available at Markzware‘s website on the Markzware Products page. FlightCheck has set the preflighting standard for the publishing industry worldwide, and according to The Seybold Report on Publishing Systems, “The prepress industry has moved very rapidly to adopt FlightCheck as the preflight standard. It has no real competition.”

In addition to the support of these new file formats, many other features have been added to FlightCheck v3.2.

Redesigned Ground Controls Interface
Markzware FlightCheck‘s customizable testing preferences, known as Ground Controls, have been updated with a more streamlined interface. The new modular design allows users to focus on each specific area of potential problems. For example, users can choose “Image” and review just the image controls.

Application-Specific Ground Controls
Because each application requires different testing parameters, FlightCheck help v3.2 allows users to create specific Ground Controls sets for each of the major DTP applications supported by FlightCheck. Now, when a user opens a document, FlightCheck will automatically apply the appropriate application set.

Image Checking
This latest version adds several user-driven features to Markzware FlightCheck‘s already robust image checking capabilities. New in version 3.2 is the ability to check and collect the low resolution and high resolution components of OPI images, completing the OPI workflow. For professional image editors and service bureaus, FlightCheck now senses additional channels and layers that may have accidentally been left in altered images. Finally, FlightCheck v3.2 now reports and verifies 1-bit image effective resolution, ensuring that line art images are ready for output. As will all of FlightCheck’s array of customer-driven features, these extended image capabilities make FlightCheck the most thorough and comprehensive professional preflight tool available.

DeFacto Standard of Preflight Software
FlightCheck is the “defacto standard of preflight software,” according to Print On Demand Business January/February 1997. Markzware Software has provided the graphic arts industry, commercial printers, service providers and prepress houses a solution that can streamline workflow by virtually eliminating rework.

Markzware Software Inc., is the leader in developing intelligent quality assurance software for the graphic arts, printing and publishing industries worldwide.

About Markzware
Markzware is the leading developer of quality assurance, data conversion, and workflow solutions for the international graphic arts, printing, publishing and digital multimedia industries. Markzware is a privately held company based in Santa Ana, California. Markzware B.V., located in Rijswijk, The Netherlands, is the company’s headquarters for activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. http://markzware.com

© 1997 Markzware. All rights reserved. Covered by U.S. Patent # 5,963,641
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FlightCheck is the latest version of this preflight application for graphic arts.

Markzware’s FlightCheck Soars To New Heights With Version 3

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