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Preflight TIFF, EPS, JPEG +More File Types to Ensure Print-Ready Files

Preflight TIFF, EPS, JPEG and more DTP file types, using Markzware’s FlightCheck, to ensure print-ready files:

Desktop publishing (DTP) files, such as TIFF, EPS and JPEG, can harbor potential printing problems. You’ll want to use a pre press software to preflight print file details for errors, before that file is used as the basis for printing.

Markzware has experience in developing software solutions for several markets, including graphic arts, printing and publishing. Markzware’s FlightCheck is a preflight solution that can check documents for print quality control.

When preparing print documents, you can use FlightCheck to find file problems. Learn more about checking problematic prepress files, by watching this video:

Preflight TIFF, EPS, JPEG +More File Types to Ensure Print-Ready Files


Does your print workflow suffer issues with images, colors, fonts, file format, transparencies, ink density, page size, trapping and the like? You can use Markzware’s FlightCheck to preflight artwork done by other designers for your print workflow.

With FlightCheck, you choose settings and drop your file on the FlightCheck icon. Markzware’s preflighting application will scan and report on the document for you.

According to an InDesignSecrets article by DTP expert, David Blatner, you can:
• save bitmapped images, with transparency and layers, in the TIFF format, which is great for various apps and for print.
• save vector graphics (created in Illustrator, Freehand, etc.) or PostScript projects, in the EPS format.
• save photographic images with Excellent/Maximum quality, in the JPEG (JPG) format.

Never send a TIFF, EPS or JPEG file to your printer, without preflighting it. FlightCheck should be part of your normal prepress process to review files before sending them to a printer.

FlightCheck offers many advantages:
• helps you put your client at ease, since their print job will undergo a complete check before printing.
• enables workflows to use a central print job folder, avoiding duplicate work and delays.
• helps printers to use less material and save money.
• allows you to use configurable Ground Controls to manage preflighting for a particular file.
• enables preflighting that is much less taxing than performing a complicated visual check.
• optimizes productivity by handling many files during a single preflight.
• helps you to manage the print quality of your prepress file.
• finds and alerts you to file errors and their locations.
• is developed by Markzware, leading developer of stand-alone preflight technology to control printing quality.

FlightCheck’s Ground Controls for Images to
Preflight TIFF, EPS, JPEG and More File Types, to
Ensure Print-Ready Files:

Markzware’s preflight app can stop file problems from getting beyond your section of the print workflow. With FlightCheck, you can preflight customer file submissions for low resolution images, missing elements, and other print issues.

Features in FlightCheck include:
• built-in preflight checklist selections.
• opportunity to batch preflight multiple files at one go.
• support for Adobe Creative Cloud files and all common print file types.
• Ground Controls that allow customization for flexibility to suit the particular workflow.
• support for multiple languages, including Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish.
• file collection to package print files into one job folder.
• detailed, custom preflight reporting, with alerts and warnings.

FlightCheck lets you preflight files to check the availability of fonts and links. During the print quality control process, you can check all the prepress files linked to your print job. Drop your document onto the FlightCheck icon, to see the links.

File types that FlightCheck can preflight include:
• InDesign
• PDF
• Illustrator
• QuarkXPress
• Photoshop
• TIFF
• EPS
• JPG

Expanded View of FlightCheck’s Ground Controls for Images,
Including Features for Checking Image Resolution:

After FlightCheck preflights the document, it can also collect files for sharing the print job. FlightCheck’s options enable you to check and collect the print job, while FlightCheck’s preflight report can provide validation.

Common file problems that FlightCheck can reveal include issues regarding:
• images
• colors
• fonts
• file format
• transparencies
• ink density
• page size
• trapping

FlightCheck can check prepress files and load the print files into a single folder. You can collect files for page layout documents, using FlightCheck, then use the job folder for teamwork.

For more information on Markzware’s software to check files for print quality control, see the FlightCheck page. For more DTP and printing solutions, see the Markzware Products page.

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Preflight TIFF, EPS, JPEG +More File Types to Ensure Print-Ready Files