Missing Fonts and Low Resolution – Preflighting to Keep Safe

FlightCheck is software by Markzware for preflighting documents to ensure print quality. This pre press software helps keep creative professionals safe from printing errors, such as missing fonts and low resolution. Customize settings to check for missing fonts, low image resolution, and much more:

Christy Weishorn, is a senior graphic designer with MSA‘s Corporate Center in Pennsylvania. MSA is a safety company that creates products to use, maintain and protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. Weishorn collaborates with a large in-house team of creative professionals within MSA’s Creativity Center to develop marketing material, advertising layouts, trade show displays, posters and web content.

While studying graphic design in college, Weishorn completed several internships with small design studios. Following graduation, she spent several years working for a local trade show company before joining the MSA team and has been there for the last 10 years.

Missing Fonts and Low Resolution – Preflighting to Keep Safe

Check image resolution, missing fonts and more, by preflighting with FlightCheck.
Then,
package fonts and other files into one folder for easy sharing in the print workflow.

Working as a graphic designer, Weishorn wants to make sure that what her company produces is print ready and picture perfect.  To ensure this, preflighting is an important process that is taken very seriously.  Problems always creep up and some of the most common preflight problems that have been detected are missing fonts, low image resolution, and RGB images that were not converted to CMYK prior to releasing to a printer.

“Our primary page layout application is QuarkXPress (but we do have InDesign too). We also use Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat daily. Page layout applications have the ability to collect job files, but issues with poor resolution, missing fonts or non-CMYK colors are not detected, potentially causing problems when files are sent to a commercial printer.

Our primary use of FlightCheck is to preflight and collect all elements related to a QuarkXPress layout prior to sending to a printer. After a design layout is completed by one of our designers, we use FlightCheck to scan the file for problem areas, fix elements that FlightCheck flags, and collect the job for sending off to a print vendor. Following the completion of any art layout, we use FlightCheck to collect the files. All files are archived with the assurance that all of the elements we would need to revise that file later on (fonts, images, etc.) are included with the original layout.
Missing Font in Embedded Adobe Illustrator GraphicFlightCheck does a more thorough job of pinpointing problem areas within a layout and I primarily preflight native files only. I use a preflight function within Acrobat to check high-res PDF files. MSA was using this software when I joined the team.

I would definitely recommend FlightCheck to all design professionals. It’s easy to use and is the most comprehensive preflight software I’ve encountered over the last decade.”
Markzware FlightCheck 7 Mac Resolution Ground ControlMissing fonts and low resolution can be avoided in many file types during prepress by preflighting with FlightCheck. Keep documents safe from missing fonts, low resolution, and other printing errors.

You can buy Markzware’s preflight software via the FlightCheck page. See more printing solutions on the Markzware Products page.

Missing Fonts and Low Resolution – Preflighting to Keep Safe

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