FlightCheck will preflight digital files, and direct you to print problems, for repair. Markzware’s FlightCheck guides you through the preflight workflow process with a checklist. The resulting preflight report details print errors, including:
• incorrect image resolution
• missing fonts
• incorrect colors
• spot colors
• much more…
One of the key capabilities of FlightCheck is its power to preflight file formats and image types of a wide variety. A partial list includes:
• InDesign (v1.9 – CC 2018)
• Acrobat PDF (v3.0 – CC 2018)
• Illustrator (v6.0 – CC 2018)
• Photoshop (v4.0 – CC 2018)
• PageMaker (v4.2 – v7.x)
• FreeHand (v7.0 – v11.x)
• QuarkXPress (v3.1 – 2017)
• Word (2000 – 2002)
• CorelDRAW (v8.0 – v9.x)
• much more…
FlightCheck collects and packages required print elements, to ensure that jobs print as expected. The collected ZIP package will contain the following:
• The original DTP file
• Linked Images (assuming they are reachable)
• Used Fonts (assuming they are reachable)
• Preflight Report
✓ Always have support for the latest file versions
✓ Predictable annual costs
✖ No free update period
✖ Must pay for future versions
Seat Count is the number of systems a single License can be installed on. You may wish to purchase a 5 seat count, quantity 1, to install on 5 machines using a single License.
Quantity is the number of individual Licenses to purchase. You may wish to purchase 5 individual Licenses each to be installed on 1 system.
You may qualify for upgrade pricing if you have a previous License Code for FlightCheck. You’ll see the upgrade discount after you click the “ADD TO CART” button.
Just because your document looks good on your computer screen doesn’t mean it’ll look the same when printed. Things such as the wrong color space or resolution can ruin an otherwise beautiful piece of print.
FlightCheck gives you the ability to set the check level to either Off, Warning, or Error. Off is for non issues. Warning is for potential problems. Error is for problems that prevent the job from printing correctly.
Verify the print job with FlightCheck, before sending to the printer, and ease your mind. Don’t spend the weekend worrying if a potential problem will cause the printer to reject your work.
A single problematic print job can set you back thousands of dollars. Veteran printers and designers know that skipping the preflight will come back to haunt you, sooner or later.
I receive PDF magazine ads from sometimes questionable designers, which I use it to quickly verify resolution, color setup, and fonts. I have to be careful as bottom feeder advertisers can use the smallest problem as an excuse not to want to pay the bill. It’s a complete time saver, and I sometimes use it to spot check my own PDFs, and even graphics.
I receive ads in PDF from different customers. It’s for a magazine and I use flightcheck to control them and send a report (or a printscreen) to the «makers» when there is a color or a resolution problem.
It’s quick and easy.
I really have found Flightcheck 6.80 to be an essential in the classroom, for it give us both the Prepress Operator and Designer's perspective on how to properly prepare files for Output!
I do most of my jobs in Quark Xpress and when I go and collect for output, Flightcheck doesn't collect some of the links that I have in my Quark file. If I have a eps file that was done in Illustrator and put on in the Quark file, it will not collect all of the images that I have link in that eps file. I can't trust Flightcheck to collect everything anymore, I have to use another program to collect the eps files that I have in that Quark file.
Thank you Ronald for the review. In the past the documents you supplied as examples the eps files were embedded rather than linked. FlightCheck will not attempt to collect embedded files, only linked files. If you have examples of Quark files with linked eps files (not embedded) that aren't collecting please submit those to our support team (support.markzware.com) so we can look into it.
Can preflight InDesign CC. Checks a whole lot of document details. Excellent!
FlightCheck is an indispensable program to check all types of files before sending them to print. While some programs have built-in preflight, none surpasses the options and power of FlightCheck.
One of the things I really like about FlightCheck is its thoroughness.
Preflight software such as Markzware FlightCheck Professional has really come into its element. More and more is being asked of graphic designers and prepress operatives alike, and with time being at a premium in this industry this is the sure way of ensuring we educate our learners so they are ready for the ‘real’ world. By using Markzware FlightCheck, it will help the students ensure their digital artwork is correct for purpose before creating a PDF or before supplying digital artwork to a printer – we are talking ‘preflight’ here as opposed to ‘postflight‘ – why make the same PDF twice?
As a designer, illustrator and writer, I have my hands full. And dotting my i’s and crossing my t’s isn’t necessarily one of my strong suits. For more years than I’d care to mention, I’ve been using Markzware FlightCheck to make sure my output works without any glitches. For me, FlightCheck is not just another pair of eyes, it’s another pair of hands.
It’s really simple math. Use Markzware FlightCheck, reduce prepress errors, save money. After over 500 print jobs in one year, those little changes can add up to a lot of money. We saved so much money in prepress charges using FlightCheck. Slaying the gremlins before they get to the printer saved us hundreds of hours in reworks.