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Preflight Color in Graphic Design Page Layout for Printing Quality

Markzware FlightCheck Showing Used Colors

Preflight color in graphic design page layout files, to ensure printing quality, using Markzware’s FlightCheck:

Did you make sure that all colors are CMYK in your file? A document creator might have used the wrong colors or have made similar mistakes. A preflight solution can scan print files and provide information on a variety of print issues, including problems with color.

Markzware is a leading developer with an established reputation for solutions that benefit the printing, publishing and graphic arts industries. One of Markzware’s printing solutions, FlightCheck, is a stand-alone app that can check print documents for common file problems, such as font, image, and color issues.

You can use FlightCheck throughout print workflow stages, to ensure accurate colors, correct images, and more, before sharing your print job folder. See how, in this demonstration video:

Preflight Color in Graphic Design Page Layout for Printing Quality


Many creative professionals use DTP layout applications to create colorful elements and graphics for printing. Markzware’s FlightCheck can be especially useful for identifying file problems that affect color, images, and other printing areas.

How to Preflight Color in a Graphic Design Page Layout:
• Install and activate FlightCheck pre press software.
• Click on your preferred checkboxes in FlightCheck’s Preferences and Ground Controls, particularly in the Color section. (These give FlightCheck details on items to check.)
• Set Ground Control items in the Colors section to Off, Warning, or Error, depending on the needs of your print workflow.
• Drag and drop your file onto the FlightCheck icon to begin the preflighting process.
• FlightCheck will alert you to the potential printing problems that you specified.

FlightCheck provides support to check CMYK, Pantone colors, spot colors, RGB, etc. Ground Controls are included to make it easier for users to verify color, image, page, and many other areas of a print document.

Color Details that FlightCheck Can Preflight:
TAC (Total Area Coverage) Preflight Ground Controls in Markzware FlightCheck
Improve the marketability of your print shop, by providing print products with accurate colors and spot colors. FlightCheck can report on non-CMYK/PANTONE, mismatched colors and whether C+M+Y+K is too high or too low. With Markzware’s preflight app, you can also locate spot colors that are used, unused, unnamed, or similarly named. In addition, FlightCheck will indicate items regarding non-default trap, bitmap frames, blends/gradients, patterns, hairlines, transparencies, and more.

It is important to check print-bound files for wrong colors. FlightCheck’s pre-flight features reveal a document’s color problems, as well as other possible page layout issues that may need correction.

FlightCheck provides several benefits:
• assures that a full preflight checklist has been conducted prior to packaging.
• allows staff to collaborate on tasks, by consolidating the print job files into one folder, avoiding repeat work.
• lets you customize preferences to check print documents and streamline complex preflighting tasks, in one comprehensive package.
• is useful for large, complicated documents that would require a huge amount of time and effort to check by hand.
• can preflight both PDF and non-PDF documents for printing quality.
• avoids bottlenecking in the print workflow and allows the workflow to step up production.
• enhances branding via association of the business with quality.
• creates a report with your workflow’s standard checkpoints.
• provides prepress and printing professionals with a powerful collection of printing tools for error-free output.
• allows the workflow to proceed faster, by batch preflighting several files at once.

Using FlightCheck’s Ground Controls to Preflight Color in a
Graphic Design Page Layout for Printing Quality:

Markzware FlightCheck Showing Used ColorsPreflight all your incoming print files for image resolution, application version, missing fonts, and many other details. FlightCheck can collect files for packaging all files relevant to the print job into one folder, so that you can give the folder to your print service provider.

FlightCheck’s key features:
batch preflighting to check multiple files in one preflighting session, to allow a higher production level.
• support to accommodate workflows that use multiple file types.
• Ground Controls options that give you the freedom to customize your preflighting.
• support for several languages, including Dutch, English, French, German, and Spanish.
packaging of the print job files into a single folder that enables collaboration.
alerting to discovered file problems.

Catch issues with DTP document colors, in advance! FlightCheck allows you to perform a fast, reliable print quality check of color print files, in several formats.

FlightCheck preflights many file types in various versions, including:
• Acrobat PDF
• CorelDRAW
• EPS
• FreeHand
• Illustrator
• InDesign
• PageMaker
• Photoshop
• QuarkXPress
• TIFF
• Word
• much more

Need to know if items in your document’s print job folder could cause a print disaster? FlightCheck provides a thorough check of documents that involve color and warns you of potential issues.

You’ll want to be sure to use FlightCheck before you release files to your print vendor or customer. Markzware’s preflight app can help you to find potential printing problems, before the presses are run.

Markzware FlightCheck logoProblems with low resolution, missing fonts, incorrect bleed, graphics, image files can result in poor print results. FlightCheck is an excellent print quality solution for large, complex documents with various color details!

To buy Markzware’s preflight software to check print files for quality control, see the FlightCheck page. For more desktop publishing (DTP) and printing solutions, see the Markzware Products page.

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