How to Check Image Resolution in Pre-Press DTP Files for Print

How to Check Image Resolution in Pre-Press DTP Files for Print

How to check image resolution in pre-press DTP files for print, using Markzware’s pre press software, FlightCheck:

Many desktop publishing (DTP) page layouts for printing contain a variety of images. It is important to ensure proper image resolution before printing. A preflight solution can check print documents with a variety of image types, for print quality control. This article and video explain the steps to check files for problems with image resolution.

Markzware is a leading U.S.-based company that develops technology for a variety of printing solutions. Markzware’s FlightCheck is an amazing and powerful application that helps users to make print files suitable for production. FlightCheck notifies users of file problems, such as missing images and low image resolution, before they become printing problems.

Learn how to preflight image files in prepress documents for desktop publishing, to ensure proper resolution. Watch how, in this FlightCheck video demonstration:

How to Check Image Resolution in
Pre-Press DTP Files for Print


Markzware’s FlightCheck provides the ability to preflight desktop publishing documents for printing quality.

How to Check Image Resolution in
Pre-Press DTP Files for Print, via FlightCheck:

  • Install and activate FlightCheck preflight software.
  • Click on your preferred checkboxes in FlightCheck’s Preferences and Ground Controls.
  • Set Ground Control items to Off, Warning, or Error, depending on the needs of your print workflow.
  • Drag and drop your DTP file onto the FlightCheck icon to begin the preflighting process.
  • FlightCheck will alert you to the potential printing problems that you specified.

Some things to consider when you check images in prepress files:
• Does the job spec require the image resolution to be high or low?
• Do the images requiring high resolution have sufficient image resolution?
• Are there compressed images in the file?
• Do any images contain unusual marks?
• Are there rasterized photos in the file?
• Do images fit within their frames?
• Is there any image cropping?

The costs of neglecting to check for file problems can prevent a business from achieving a return on investment in a print job. File problems can cause printing errors and reprints, which result in loss of time and money. FlightCheck can help to solve this.
Markzware FlightCheck 7 Mac Images Ground Controls Expanded
Preflighting can benefit image file users in many ways. FlightCheck:
• enables users to discover file problems, before they become expensive printing problems.
• provides you with a certainty that a preflight checklist has been performed before press time.
• checks a list of important preflight checkpoints for print quality control.
• helps you through the preflight process, with an extensive preflight checklist.
• saves you the cost of repeat file corrections and print runs.
• can preflight both PDF and non-PDF documents for printing quality.
• makes the print workflow more efficient and productive, by locating file problems with bleed, resolution, etc.

Speeding up error checking allows the workflow to produce more print jobs and reduce costs. Due to the time and money savings, team members can attend to other revenue-producing tasks.

flightcheck-logoWithout preflighting, plenty of file problems could occur. Images may not have the correct resolution. Fonts may be the wrong style or may not get embedded. Images and fonts may be missing. FlightCheck can check these types of issues for you.

Print mistakes can require reprints, which increase production costs and ruin marketing opportunities. These can result in a loss of current and future customers.

Markzware‘s FlightCheck can preflight many DTP image and file types, including:
• PDF
• CDR
• EPS
• FH
• AI
• INDD
• PMD
• PSD
• QXP
• DOC
• TIFF
• and more.

Example of Image Resolution in Pre-Press DTP Files for Print:
Design Guidelines on Image Resolution and Markzware FlightCheckThe potential for image resolution errors in prepress is high. If you do not check for these errors by preflighting, costs could be high, as well.

The earlier that you detect file problems in the print workflow, the sooner you can correct them before it’s too late. FlightCheck solves the problem of checking for incorrect image resolution, a major issue in print production.

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

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