Markzware‘s FlightCheck, the patented preflight solution to check prepress files for print quality control, has Non-PDF
Ground Controls. These include a Status section under Fonts. This Status section offers the following Ground Controls:
- Inactive Fonts
- Inactive Used Fonts
- Missing Screen Fonts
- Missing Used Screen Fonts
- Missing Printer Fonts
- Missing Used Printer Fonts
- Embedded Fonts
- Corporate Fonts
Read on to learn how these preflight features can help you.
Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls:
Inactive Fonts – This Ground Control triggers if any font referenced in the document is not active on your system. Please note that a referenced font does not mean that the font is actually used in a document. The classic example of this is a font referenced because it is part of a style sheet that is not used in the document. Typically, instead of this Ground Control, you will want to use “Inactive Used Fonts” or “Missing Used Printer Fonts” or “Missing Used Printer Fonts”.
Inactive Used Fonts – This Ground Control triggers if a font used in a document is not active on your system. This will only be a problem if you need to edit or print a document. If you are merely seeing if all fonts are present for a job, then FlightCheck can still find and report on inactive fonts as long as you have set up your Font Database properly. Please see setting up and using the fonts database.
Missing Screen Fonts – This Ground Control triggers if FlightCheck cannot find a referenced Screen Font. Most people will prefer to use “Missing Used Screen Fonts”.
Missing Used Screen Fonts – This Ground Control triggers if FlightCheck cannot find a Screen Font detected as being used in document. Screen fonts are the bitmap portion of PostScript fonts and when missing may cause fonts to image improperly on screen. This can be an issue if you use soft proofing.
Missing Printer Fonts – This Ground Control triggers if FlightCheck cannot find a referenced Printer Font. Most people will prefer to use “Missing Used Printer Fonts”.
Missing Used Printer Fonts – This Ground Control triggers if FlightCheck cannot find a Printer Font detected as being used in document. Printer fonts are the vector portion of PostScript fonts and when missing cause fonts to image improperly on final output to plate or film.
Embedded Fonts – This Ground Control triggers if a font is detected as Embedded in a document. Embedded fonts may cause issues if someone tries to edit a document and does not have the font that is embedded installed and active on their system. Embedded fonts may prevent last-minute editing of jobs. FlightCheck does not collect embedded fonts, but it flags them as embedded in the Collect window. By default, Adobe Illustrator embeds fonts into EPS files. If you want to collect fonts used in an EPS file, then you may want to change the setting in Illustrator to link to (not embed) fonts.
Corporate Fonts – Ground Control triggers if you add any font name to the Corporate Fonts list and the font detected in the document is not on your list. Corporate Fonts can be useful if you require a specific set of fonts for corporate identity. You can be warned if someone uses a font that is not on your approved list of fonts.
Here is a video that shows how FlightCheck can preflight fonts status and more:
FlightCheck warns if:
- a referenced/used font is not active on your system
- a referenced/used Screen Font or Printer Font cannot be found
- an Embedded/Corporate font is detected
- and much more.
For more information on Markzware‘s pre press software to check digital files for print quality, see the FlightCheck page.
For more desktop publishing (DTP) and printing solutions, see the Markzware Products page.
Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls: Non-PDF Fonts Status