Markzware‘s FlightCheck, the patented preflight solution to check prepress files for print quality control,
has Non-PDF Ground Controls. These include a Options section under Print. This Print Options section
offers the following Ground Controls:
- Back to Front
- Include Blank Pages
- Print Colors as Grays
- Black & White
Read on to learn how these preflight features can help you.
Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls:
Thumbnails – This will warn you if someone has turned on Thumbnails. Thumbnails are usually used to do a rough proof a document and are not desirable for the final print job.
Collate – Collate can change the order in which pages print out. This may be undesirable in many workflows.
Back To Front – If a job is set to print Back To Front, the pages print in reverse order. This may cause issues with certain workflows.
Include Blank Pages – If blank pages are set to print, then this Ground Control will trigger. In some case this may cause useless waste of plates or film.
Print Colors as Grays – If the user has set colors to print as gray, this Ground Control will trigger. Printing colors as grays can cause issues when a job is processed for print as color images usually wind up only as grayscale and show up only on the black plate.
Black & White – If the user has set the job to print as black and white, this Ground Control will trigger. Just like print as grays everything winds up on the black plate.
Color – This is the normal output condition for color jobs and you usually want to leave this Ground Control turned off.
Here is a video that shows how FlightCheck can preflight print files:
FlightCheck warns if the job is to print:
- with Thumbnails on
- with Collate on
- with Color off
- Back To Front
- blank pages
- colors as gray
- black and white
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 Print Options