Preflight PDF Tools are very important, especially for printing companies that handle direct PDF printing and know the answer to the question: Why edit PDF? This may be seen as a postflight process, since it has long been recommended that we preflight native files, as with QuarkXPress, Corel!Draw, Adobe Creative Suite Illustrator, InDesign preflight, and etc., BEFORE you make a PDF file, Acrobat PDF or otherwise.
Yet, if you are a printer, print buyer or someone else in the middle of the color graphics workflow, you may only have the PDF to work with for Acrobat or InDesign preflight, for example … but how do you preflight PDF files? … and with which PDF preflighting tool?
There are numerous PDF tools for preflighting on the market. Most of these are plug-ins to Acrobat and are limited to working only if you have Adobe Creative Suite CS5 or CS4, etc. A built-in preflight function, as in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe InDesign is good, but relatively technical in approach.
If you need an all-purpose PDF preflight tool that doesn’t require Adobe Creative CS plug-ins and tells you quickly, in easy to understand language (foreign language versions available, as well as English), what the potential printing problems in that job are, then Markzware FlightCheck is for you.
FlightCheck can quality control check a PDF file, looking for most issues that could arise, such as incorrect transparency use, non-embedded fonts, low image resolution usage, hairlines, etc., as well as preflight MANY other file formats, including .EPS, .TIFF and .PS, but most importantly, native layouts, such as .INDD, .AI, .QXP and others!
First, use FlightCheck for preflighting PDF files, and then export to PDF!
Prepress systems administrator:
“The best thing about FlightCheck today– it can be customized for your situation.”
Randy Jamerson, EBSCO Media
For more information on Markzware FlightCheck preflight software, see the FlightCheck articles and Acrobat Workflow video:
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Preflight with FlightCheck and Adobe Acrobat in the same print workflow
Get patented preflight technology for document quality assurance. Preflight Acrobat PDF and more with Markzware’s preflight solution, available via the FlightCheck page. See more printing solutions on the Markzware Products page.
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