Collect Digital Files with Markzware FlightCheck, Preflighting Software
It is helpful to collect digital files for print vendors during preflighting, yet the biggest complaint from print vendors is “missing pieces,” such as missing fonts or images not linked to a file. FlightCheck, software for preflighting by Markzware, can collect files for job packaging to collect for output. FlightCheck can even collect Illustrator files, as well as package those Illustrator files.
After ensuring the greatest file integrity (meaning the file will print with no graphics errors), FlightCheck assembles all elements used and can combine file elements into one folder, all completed during the preflighting stage. Not only does it collect files with all images to combine file elements, it also collects the screen and printer fonts, ensuring that all digital pieces link together to recreate the digital file at the print facility. This video shows how FlightCheck can collect and package Illustrator files during preflighting:
If you print your own mailers or fliers and need to collect files in order to collect for output, this is helpful to organize content when combining a file. If you outsource to a printing vendor, this FlightCheck function also ensures that no time is wasted searching for missing file elements to fully combine file elements.
Before digital files and options to collect files were used to combine file elements, a printer would have had to routinely check to see if all four pieces of film were present and that each imaged correctly, a sort of manual preflighting. Every time a file had to be re-imaged, the cost of a standard four-color page increased by about $60. That old saying is true: Time is money. FlightCheck preflighting solution saves both and is available via the FlightCheck page.