Prepress operators preparing print, such as posters, pamphlets, magazines, newspapers or books. They lay out the text and artwork, correct any formatting errors and ensure that the publication looks as the designer intended. They may also prepare metal plates that are used by traditional printing presses to transfer words and images to paper.
There are many programs available to train prepress operators. Training in graphic design, for example, may assist a prepress operator in securing a job.
Experience is highly valued, however, so some prepress operators may get jobs with only shorter, vocational-style courses. The business is increasingly computer-oriented, so familiarity with design programs and some basic formatting knowledge is often necessary.
FlightCheck plays an important role with the prepress technician by catching mistakes before it is too late to correct them..
The Markzware FlightCheck preflight solution will preflight digital files thoroughly, perform a detailed scan, and warn you about digital printing problems, while directing you to them for repair. Markzware FlightCheck guides you through the print workflow process with a preflight checklist and issues a preflight report, with a complete print job analysis that highlights digital print errors, item by item, including wrong document size, missing fonts, incorrect colors, spot color transparency, incorrect image resolution and much more. FlightCheck preflight solution will then package fonts and collect files, with all required print job elements, such as images and fonts, to ensure that jobs print as expected.
One of the key capabilities of the Markzware FlightCheck preflight solution is its power to preflight multiple file formats and a wide variety of image file types. A partial list includes Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Acrobat PDF, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe FreeHand, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office, CorelDRAW, EPS, TIFF and many more. FlightCheck is one of Markzware’s quality prepress products.
Preflight is one task performed by prepress operators. FlightCheck can provide a detailed preflight report to enhance print quality control!
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InDesign CC preflight solution, Markzware FlightCheck!