Markzware is the publisher of FlightCheck, the patented preflight software. FlightCheck can check documents to prevent printing errors before the output process. FlightCheck can preflight files created in Adobe InDesign and many other file types. This preflight software can help professionals in graphic design, marketing, advertising, printing, publishing, print media, print production and more.
FlightCheck has some interesting features for layout artists, preflight operators, and the like, who create in Adobe InDesign. With FlightCheck, you can preflight throughout the print workflow, such as in prepress. Get a preflight report that alerts you to potential printing problems before you print. Quickly find a problem and fix it for top printing quality, then go to print.
Adobe CS4 in-app-preflight options sound interesting and potentially very useful, however FlightCheck from Markzware supports several file types, able to preflight Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat PDF, etc., as well as QuarkXPress and numerous other image and layout types.
FlightCheck is very thorough and easy to use. Preflighting “within” the layout is different than preflighting what comes in to your shop (or goes out). One rather interesting feature of FlightCheck, for instance, is its batch preflight mode:
Batch Preflight with FlightCheck
Markzware FlightCheck can batch preflight to check files for print quality assurance
FlightCheck is the stand-alone preflight solution from Markzware that can handle comprehensive incoming preflight checks, easy to share and understand print quality reports and numerous ways to go to the problems. FlightCheck can also collect or package jobs for archiving, emailing or uploading.
“We see all sorts of files come over the counter here. A lot of customers think that just because they’ve created a file that looks good on the screen that it’s going to print the same way. But unless the creator knows what they’re doing, there may be missing elements or other problems like low-res images. To complicate our job, many of our clients don’t even supply a proof, so if a font defaults, for example, we may not be able to tell that it’s happened. Preflighting allows us to have three options when there’s a problem with a file. First, if it’s a small problem, we can just make the quick fix. Or we can call the customer and tell them what’s missing and provide them with a preflight report. They can then either fix it themselves and resubmit the corrected file, or for $70 an hour, we’ll correct it for them. The bottom line is money.”
– MARY LOU BENZEL, Owner, SIR SPEEDY CLAIREMONT MESA
Preflight Print with Adobe InDesign Batch Preflight Software – FlightCheck