A preflight checklist for color print jobs is an excellent way to ensure your documents output correctly. Printing problems can be better avoided with the proper preflight solution and planning. FlightCheck, pre press software by Markzware, can help, with its built-in preflight checklist for graphic arts:
Markzware has been developing printing and publishing solutions for decades. Markzware offers preflight software that can check InDesign, Illustrator, PDF, Photoshop, and many more file types. This video shows you how:
Markzware’s preflight solution, FlightCheck, can check documents, including color graphic design projects, prior to printing. FlightCheck can run a check during prepress for print quality control of Adobe Acrobat or InDesign files (and more) to assure printing quality.
Markzware holds the patent on technology for preflighting. FlightCheck can check InDesign and other documents with a built-in preflight checklist that can be customized. However, a typical, manual preflight checklist like this could be considered before printing your valuable color documents:
PREFLIGHT CHECKLIST for graphic design
- Files are camera ready.
- Hard copy, if needed.
- Desktop files printed per printer’s instructions.
- Files are complete.
- Files are in order.
- Separations, if color.
- Registration marks, if color.
- All aligned.
- Headlines spelled correctly.
- Electronic copy, if needed.
- Fonts embedded (PDF).
- Art files included (for Non-PDF documents).
- Proof copy for the press is supplied, if needed.
- All files are on disk.
- Special instructions are included.
- Printer is ready to receive the files.
- Files were received, whether mailed, delivered or emailed.
- Printer verified the files are complete and ready.
- Printer has no additional questions.
FlightCheck can collect and package elements, as well as find errors before output, so issues can be solved before printing. To buy this pre press software, please visit the FlightCheck product page. Feel free to visit the Markzware Products page for more preflighting and printing solutions.
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Preflight Solution with Preflight Checklist: FlightCheck