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Thoroughly Check Publishing Files For Output,
With Markzware’s FlightCheck Preflight Application
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Preflight Prepress Files For Digital Output
Preflighting involves checking job files to find potential issues before the files are output for printing or online usage. A thorough preflight solution will reduce graphic design workflow costs and ensure quality output, before the project deadline.
Checking your documents in advance of output helps you to catch problems as soon as possible, so corrections can be made in prepress, before the final production stage of your workflow. You can select and use the Ground Controls that reflect your workflow needs, to learn whether your document is output ready.
FlightCheck has Default Ground Control Sets (preflight profiles), so you can get right into the preflighting of your document. FlightCheck checks all common file types, so it very likely supports your document’s format, whether it is a PDF or a layout application-based document.
Preflight Application For Print & Online Publishing
Markzware FlightCheck is a stand-alone application to preview, analyze, report on, and package jobs for output in print, publishing, and graphic arts workflows. It has new Ground Control Settings that give you a built-in checklist, from which you can choose critical items for the application to check.
The Ground Controls are a series of pre-defined rules that can be set to one of three states (Ignore, Warn, or Error). These states can be controlled by you and can check document items that are crucial, for your workflow. Based on the settings, this app can warn you, when a document item does not match your workflow’s production specs.
FlightCheck includes five standard Ground Control sets are pre-set in FlightCheck, to help you start preflighting immediately. You can choose from these default options:
• PDF Default
• Page Layout Default
• Vector Default
• Graphics Default
• Image Default
“FlightCheck … this excellent tool– Karsten Risseeuw, CEO, Kursiv GmbH, kursiv-software.com
will be a constant companion to
my prepress work. Good work!”
If you enable all of the Ground Controls and set each one to the “Error” state, FlightCheck will check your document for potential problems with every item listed and provide information about those problems. By enabling all checks, you are directing FlightCheck to find any output issues and other document problems.
For example, if your workflow plans to post PDF documents on the internet, FlightCheck can check them for you, to make sure that the documents are not too large. It will even locate missing images (including WebP and HEIC photo formats for iPhone) and fonts (including Adobe Type 1 fonts), as well as check for Unsupported PANTONE colors and ICC Profiles overrides.
Ground Controls To Direct A Preflight Session
FlightCheck will preflight a document based on your selected Ground Controls (also known as pre-flight profiles), to alert you to potential export or printing problems. The Ground Controls have a series of switches you can toggle on or off for various checkpoints. You can choose to have FlightCheck “Ignore” the item, give you a “Warning” about it, or alert you to an “Error” involving that item.
The Ground Control Settings offer you viewing options, so you can see them in “List” form or in “Detail”. The Ground Control areas allow you to make selections regarding:
• File information
• Page Setup
“…my workflow is mostly in the area of pre-press. … And the first thing I do is I run it through FlightCheck.”– Terri Wright, Owner/Principal at Book Lotus Productions &
Production Director at Workbook Creative, workbookcreative.com
Features to Preflight Print Files In Prepress
FlightCheck has handy features, to integrate with desktop publishing workflows. FlightCheck will assist you with production tasks, such as:
• Exporting a document preview as PDF, TIFF, PNG, JPEG or GIF.
• Opening multiple files at once.
• Generating one-off reports about your document.
• Packaging your document and creating reports based on document items detected by FlightCheck.
• Exporting an Inventory section as a CSV file, to use in reporting tools.
Prepress Preflighting With FlightCheck
FlightCheck allows you to view your documents in Inventory Mode or Preflight Mode:
• Inventory Mode – At a glance, FlightCheck displays a breakdown of items detected in your document, including File Size, Creation and Modification Dates, Number of Pages, Used Fonts, Colors and Images. You can move the Inventory sections up or down in the list. You can also adjust the column order and hide or show columns.
• Preflight Mode – FlightCheck’s helpful interface displays a list of the Preflight Rules that were flagged, with details about items that triggered the rule. FlightCheck even reports a FlightCheck Score for your document’s print-readiness. The higher the score, the more print-ready your document is, for final output.
Markzware FlightCheck is a macOS application that can preflight, preview, report on and package desktop publishing files. FlightCheck does not require the native Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, QuarkXPress, Affinity Publisher, or other DTP applications to be loaded on your computer, in order to process these file types.
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The Markzware FlightCheck application displays document previews, and
will preflight, report on, and package your document output job for
printing and publishing. Learn about Ground Controls that warn you
of document production issues, before you output the document!
FlightCheck Ground Controls: Preflight Publishing Files For Output