How to Preflight & Package Photoshop CC 2015 Prepress: FlightCheck Mac

How to Preflight & Package Photoshop CC 2015 Prepress: FlightCheck Mac

How to preflight and package Photoshop CC 2015 prepress via FlightCheck Mac, an application by Markzware:

Adobe Photoshop users can preflight documents for graphic design, incoming pre-press, print production, etc. FlightCheck has the capability to check Adobe PSD document data during every phase of the print process.

Markzware is a software company that develops helpful solutions for the print, publishing and graphic arts industries. Markzware’s FlightCheck is a stand-alone DTP program to test documents for faults that could cause printing obstacles.

Naturally, print quality management is a must for successful printing. Watch this video about a FlightCheck with support to preflight Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Creative Cloud) files:

How to Preflight & Package Photoshop CC 2015 Prepress: FlightCheck Mac

Markzware‘s FlightCheck is a document-preparation solution for Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat PDF, InDesign, and many other file types. FlightCheck’s preflighting capabilities are ideal for flexible document production that supports Adobe CC 2015, CC 2018, and many other file types. (See the “File Formats Supported by FlightCheck” list below.)

How to Preflight & Package Photoshop CC 2015 Files for Prepress via the FlightCheck Mac App:
Install and activate FlightCheck preflight software.
• Click on your preferred checkboxes in FlightCheck’s Preferences and Ground Controls. (These give FlightCheck details on items to check.)
• Set Ground Control items to Off, Warning, or Error, depending on the needs of your print workflow.
Drag and drop your Photoshop CC 2015 file onto the FlightCheck icon to begin the preflighting process. FlightCheck will alert you to the potential printing problems that you specified.
• In the Collect menu, select Collect Job.
• Choose a Collect Job option, such as to collect the native file, fonts, images, required plug-ins, etc.
• You can also compress the job, which is useful for teamwork.
• Click Collect, and FlightCheck will collect files for the entire job into a ZIP file. You’ll get a “FlightCheck approved” icon for the job files. When the collected job file is decompressed, there will be a folder with all used fonts and used images, a preflight report, and the native file.

Preflighting with FlightCheck allows print shops and their clients to verify quality at each production stage. With the preflight report data, you can take action to ensure that your print products will meet and exceed client expectations.

Standardized PDF preflight is very important to 3f8h.net and the majority of our media customers. We are responsible for delivering accurate print-ready solutions on time, every time. FlightCheck‘s new ‘auto-switching’ feature detects if the file is a PDF or from source files like Quark or InDesign. When we are checking PDF files, FlightCheck will switch to a standard PDF-X check. This is a major interface improvement allowing us to provide PDF compliancy and hassle-free quality output control.
– Sebastian Nafroth, managing director, 3f8h.net / electronic publishing

Markzware‘s FlightCheck Offers Many Benefits:
• examines a list of essential print checkpoints for you, to ensure that the workflow does not overlook them, and eliminates the need for a manual preflight check.
• speeds up the preflight process, by eliminating time-consuming steps.
• simplifies collaboration and sharing the print job with team members, customers, vendors, printers, etc.
• helps printers to use less material and save on costs.
• is built to adapt to your workflow, allowing you to create appropriate preflight checklists.
• can inspect 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.
• allows building of customer base, due to marketability of quality print products.
• presents a log of file issues that allows users to address the discovered file problems, before they become printing problems.
• is a product by Markzware, leading publisher of preflight technology for print quality assurance.

Images Sub Overview Window in FlightCheck Mac App to
Preflight Photoshop CC 2015 Prepress Files:

Images Sub Overview Window in FlightCheck Mac App to Preflight Photoshop CC 2015 Prepress Files

Feature Highlights of FlightCheck Software by Markzware
• batch preflighting to check multiple files in one preflighting session, allowing a higher production level.
• support to accommodate workflows that use multiple file types.
• customizable Ground Controls.
• support for many languages, including English, German, Dutch, French, and Spanish.
• file collection to package fonts, images, native files, etc.,  into one print job folder.
• warnings of potential printing errors found.
• support for automatic preflight.

Markzware provides free tutorials on YouTube, including sneak peeks at new releases and updates for a variety of industry solutions. FlightCheck is a powerful all-in-one solution to check print documents and collect files for output.

Collect Menu in FlightCheck Mac to
Package Photoshop CC 2015 Prepress Files:

Collect Menu in FlightCheck Mac to Package Photoshop CC 2015 Prepress Files

File Formats Supported by FlightCheck include:
• InDesign
• PDF
• Illustrator
• QuarkXPress
• Photoshop
• TIFF
• EPS
• JPG
• and more

Since their introduction, Markzware products have won countless print, publishing and graphic arts industry awards. If you are a Print Service Provider, you can earn and proudly display your awards and certifications, too. This helps to educate your clients and to assure them that your PSP shop will properly check their print jobs.

FlightCheck Results Window Can Report File Errors When You
Preflight Photoshop CC 2015 Prepress Documents on Mac:

FlightCheck Results Window Reports File Errors When You Preflight Photoshop CC 2015 Prepress Documents

Some common file problems that Markzware FlightCheck can inspect may relate to:
• images
• colors
• fonts
• file format
• transparencies
• ink density
• page size
• trapping

While your document may look snazzy on screen, you may not be able to see small issues with your fonts, colors, and images that can at worst, ruin your print project, or at least, make our production crew pull their hair out. … The best way to save our production crew’s hair and to come off looking like a pro is to preflight your documents and files before you hand them over. This will ensure there are no output issues.
Source: https://www.bradleygraphics.net/resources/the-ideas-collection/preflighting-the-perfect-launch/

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If you are exploring preflight products for your print jobs, you can find quality solutions on the Markzware website. FlightCheck‘s customizable options enable you to help meet the preflighting needs of your prepress process.

For more information on Markzware‘s preflight software to check digital files for print quality control, see the FlightCheck page. For more printing, publishing, and Adobe file solutions, see the Markzware Products page. Please feel free to subscribe to the Markzware Mailing List and interact with Markzware on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Google+.

How to Preflight & Package Photoshop CC 2015 Prepress: FlightCheck Mac

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