Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls: Non-PDF Print Registration

Markzware‘s FlightCheck, the patented preflight solution to check prepress files for print quality control, has Non-PDF
Ground Controls. These include a Registration section under Print. This Print Registration section offers the following
Ground Controls:

  • Off
  • Centered
  • Off Center

Read on to learn how these preflight features can help you.

Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls:
Print Registration

Markzware FlightCheck Print Preferences
Off – This Ground Control will trigger if Registration Marks are set to off. In many workflows people want to add their own registration marks, this means that in FlightCheck you will want to have this Ground Control turned off unless you need to detect this condition.

Centered – This Ground Control will trigger if the user has turned on Registration Marks. In QuarkXPress, the user can select Centered Registration Marks, whereas in InDesign, merely clicking the Registration Marks checkbox in the Marks and Bleeds screen sets the Registration Marks to Centered. Many Printers like to add their own marks and prefer not to receive print jobs with Registration Marks turned on. By default this Ground Control is On to catch any registration marks created by applications such as InDesign and QuarkXPress.

Off Center – This Ground Control relates only to QuarkXPress where the user can select Off Center Registration marks. InDesign does not have this selection by default. Many Printers like to add their own marks and prefer not to receive print jobs with Registration Marks turned on. By default this Ground Control is On to catch any registration marks created by Quark.

Here is a video that shows how FlightCheck can preflight print files:

FlightCheck warns users if Registration Marks are set to
Off Center in QuarkXPress, 
or to Off, or to On, plus much more.

For more information on Markzware‘s pre press software to check digital files for print quality, see the FlightCheck page.
For more desktop publishing (DTP) and printing solutions, see the Markzware Products page.

Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls: Non-PDF Print Registration

Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls: Non-PDF Print Output

Markzware‘s FlightCheck, the patented preflight solution to check prepress files for print quality control, has Non-PDF
Ground Controls. These include a Output section under Print. This Print Output section offers Ground Controls for
Normal, Low, or Rough:

Read on to learn more about these preflight features.

Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls:
Print Output

Markzware FlightCheck Print Preferences
These Ground Controls are Quark-centric and deal with detecting a Print Setting under
Options > Pictures > Output:

  • Normal
  • Low
  • Rough

Here is a video that shows how FlightCheck can preflight print files:

FlightCheck warns if an Options > Pictures > Output > Print Setting
is detected as normal, low or rough, plus more.

For more information on Markzware‘s pre press software to check digital files for print quality, see the FlightCheck page.
For more desktop publishing (DTP) and printing solutions, see the Markzware Products page.

Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls: Non-PDF Print Output

Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls: Non-PDF Fonts Type

Markzware‘s FlightCheck, the patented preflight solution to check prepress files for print quality control, has Non-PDF
Ground Controls. These include a Type section under Fonts. This Fonts Type section offers the following Ground Controls:

  • TrueType®
  • City/System Fonts
  • Multiple Masters
  • Non-Adobe®
  • OpenType®

Read on to learn how these preflight features can help you.

Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls:
Fonts Type

Minimum Font Size Preflight with Markzware FlightCheck Ground Controls
These Ground Controls deal with actual types of fonts.

TrueType® – This Ground Control triggers if a font is detected as a TrueType font. With the advent of OpenType, TrueType fonts can now be wrapped in an OpenType wrapper. Flightcheck will report these OpenType fonts as TrueType.

City/System Fonts – City named fonts (Geneva, Chicago, etc.) trigger this Ground Control. This is a holdover from the OS9 days, when fonts with city names caused jaggy type to be imaged on many output devices.

Multiple Masters – Multiple Master fonts are fonts that can be morphed into other shapes. The most common Multiple Master fonts are the ones shipped with Adobe Acrobat which are used to display non-embedded or subsetted fonts that are missing in the PDF file. From a preflight perspective, Multiple Master fonts used to cause many output problems from the RIP. Depending on your workflow, Multiple Master fonts may be good or bad, you will need to communicate with your printer as to whether these type of fonts cause issues through their workflow.

Non-Adobe® – There are many great type foundries out there. In the days of yesteryear, fonts that were not from Adobe used to cause issues with many RIPs. In todays world this is not as common.

OpenType® – OpenType fonts are designed to be cross platform (Mac and Win). OpenType fonts are different than older font technologies as they can contain up to 65,000 glyphs within a single font. These additional characters could be alternate swash characters or different languages. The newer RIPs should be able to handle OpenType fonts. From a Printer’s perspective OpenType fonts are good in that they are a single font file. This is unlike Postscript fonts that have a bitmap portion of the font (Screen Font) and a printer portion of the font (Printer Font).

FlightCheck can warn if a TrueType, City/System, Multiple Master,
Non-Adobe, OpenType font is detected, and more.

For more information on Markzware‘s pre press software to check digital files for print quality, see the FlightCheck page. For more desktop publishing (DTP) and printing solutions, see the Markzware Products page.

Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls: Non-PDF Fonts Type

Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls: Non-PDF Fonts Status

Markzware‘s FlightCheck, the patented preflight solution to check prepress files for print quality control, has Non-PDF
Ground Controls. These include a Status section under Fonts. This Status section offers the following Ground Controls:

  • Inactive Fonts
  • Inactive Used Fonts
  • Missing Screen Fonts
  • Missing Used Screen Fonts
  • Missing Printer Fonts
  • Missing Used Printer Fonts
  • Embedded Fonts
  • Corporate Fonts

Read on to learn how these preflight features can help you.

Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls:
Fonts Status

Markzware FlightCheck Preferences Fonts in Document Path of Job Set: Inactive Used Fonts
Inactive Fonts – This Ground Control triggers if any font referenced in the document is not active on your system. Please note that a referenced font does not mean that the font is actually used in a document. The classic example of this is a font referenced because it is part of a style sheet that is not used in the document. Typically, instead of this Ground Control, you will want to use “Inactive Used Fonts” or “Missing Used Printer Fonts” or “Missing Used Printer Fonts”.

Inactive Used Fonts – This Ground Control triggers if a font used in a document is not active on your system. This will only be a problem if you need to edit or print a document. If you are merely seeing if all fonts are present for a job, then FlightCheck can still find and report on inactive fonts as long as you have set up your Font Database properly. Please see setting up and using the fonts database.

Missing Screen Fonts – This Ground Control triggers if FlightCheck cannot find a referenced Screen Font. Most people will prefer to use “Missing Used Screen Fonts”.

Missing Used Screen Fonts – This Ground Control triggers if FlightCheck cannot find a Screen Font detected as being used in document. Screen fonts are the bitmap portion of PostScript fonts and when missing may cause fonts to image improperly on screen. This can be an issue if you use soft proofing.

Missing Printer Fonts – This Ground Control triggers if FlightCheck cannot find a referenced Printer Font. Most people will prefer to use “Missing Used Printer Fonts”.

Missing Used Printer Fonts – This Ground Control triggers if FlightCheck cannot find a Printer Font detected as being used in document. Printer fonts are the vector portion of PostScript fonts and when missing cause fonts to image improperly on final output to plate or film.

Embedded Fonts – This Ground Control triggers if a font is detected as Embedded in a document. Embedded fonts may cause issues if someone tries to edit a document and does not have the font that is embedded installed and active on their system. Embedded fonts may prevent last-minute editing of jobs. FlightCheck does not collect embedded fonts, but it flags them as embedded in the Collect window. By default, Adobe Illustrator embeds fonts into EPS files. If you want to collect fonts used in an EPS file, then you may want to change the setting in Illustrator to link to (not embed) fonts.

Corporate Fonts – Ground Control triggers if you add any font name to the Corporate Fonts list and the font detected in the document is not on your list. Corporate Fonts can be useful if you require a specific set of fonts for corporate identity. You can be warned if someone uses a font that is not on your approved list of fonts.

Here is a video that shows how FlightCheck can preflight fonts status and more:

FlightCheck warns if:

  • a referenced/used font is not active on your system
  • a referenced/used Screen Font or Printer Font cannot be found
  • an Embedded/Corporate font is detected
  • and much more.

For more information on Markzware‘s pre press software to check digital files for print quality, see the FlightCheck page.
For more desktop publishing (DTP) and printing solutions, see the Markzware Products page.

Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls: Non-PDF Fonts Status

Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls: Non-PDF Page Setup Options

Markzware‘s FlightCheck, the patented preflight solution to check prepress files for print quality control, has Non-PDF
Ground Controls. These include an Options section under Page Setup. This Options section offers the following
Ground Controls:

  • Landscape
  • Portrait
  • Reduce
  • Enlarge
  • Options
  • N Up
  • Cover Page Before
  • Cover Page After

Read on to learn how these preflight features can help you.

Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls:
Page Setup Options

Markzware FlightCheck File Menu
These settings deal with options that some print drives contain that affect document output.

Landscape – This Ground Control triggers if the paper orientation has been set to Landscape. This can be a problem if the Designer sets the paper orientation to Landscape and the Printer outputs in Portrait. (This may cause clipping of the image in the final printed piece.)

Portrait – This Ground Control triggers if the paper orientation has been set to Portrait. This can be a problem if the Designer sets the paper orientation to Portrait and the Printer outputs in Landscape.(This may cause clipping of the image in the final printed piece.)

Reduce – This Ground Control triggers if a page has been set to print at a scaling factor less than 100%.

Enlarge – This Ground Control triggers if a page has been set to print at a scaling factor greater than 100%.

Options – This Ground Control triggers if the user has selected additional Printer Options. (This terminology is very OS9. Printer dialog boxes have changed under OS X.)

N Up – This Ground Control triggers if the user has set the job to print with more than one page per piece of paper. Under OS X, this is now found under the Layout menu.

Cover Page Before – This Ground Control triggers if the user has selected Print Cover Page Before a document. This is a problem for Printers, as in most workflows it causes wasted film and plates.

Cover Page After – This Ground Control triggers if the user has selected Print Cover Page After a document. This is a problem for Printers, as in most workflows it causes wasted film and plates.

FlightCheck can warn if:

  • orientation is set to Landscape/Portrait
  • page is set to print at other than 100% scaling
  • Print Cover Page Before/After a document or additional Printer Options are selected
  • job is set to print with 1+ pages per paper piece
  • and much more

For more information on Markzware‘s pre press software to check digital files for print quality, see the FlightCheck page.
For more desktop publishing (DTP) and printing solutions, see the Markzware Products page.

Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls: Non-PDF Page Setup Options