Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls: Non-PDF Trapping Text

Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls: Non-PDF Trapping Text

Markzware‘s FlightCheck, the patented preflight solution to check prepress files for print quality control, has Non-PDF
Ground Controls. These include a Text section under Trapping. This Text section offers the following Ground Controls:

  • Overprint
  • Knockout
  • Auto
  • Custom

Read on to learn how these preflight features can help you.

Markzware FlightCheck 7.5 Mac Ground Controls:
Trapping Text

Examples of Trap, Knockout and Overprint for Screen Printing
Overprint – This Ground Control triggers if text trapping has been set to overprint in a QuarkXPress document. (By default, black text is set to overprint.) Overprinting text can be an issue if you have white or paper-colored text and place it over an image, then set the text to overprint. This will cause the text to become less than 100% opaque or transparent when processed by a RIP. The text will either disappear or become very faint.

Knockout – This Ground Control triggers if text trapping has been set to knockout in a QuarkXPress document. When text is set to knockout, it acts like a cookie cutter and cuts out everything below it color-wise, so the actual paper color shows through. If text is made up of more than one CMYK component value and is small, any misalignment during a press run will show as a halo of color.

Auto – In Quark, you can set a default value in the Preferences for Auto Amount. By default, this value is 0.144 points. Whatever the value you set, this Ground Control triggers if text trapping on Quark is set to either:

  • Auto Amount (+)
    or
  • Auto Amount (-)

Custom – This Ground Control will trigger if text trapping has been set to Custom. In Quark, by default, this causes the text to knockout.

FlightCheck can warn if text trapping is set to overprint, knockout,
Auto Amount (+) or (-), Custom in QuarkXPress, plus 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 Trapping Text

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