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Preflight Printing – Fix Color Printing Problems Before You Print

FlightCheck is the preflight solution by Markzware to check documents for print quality assurance. This pre press software is praised by many experts in printing. FlightCheck can preflight printing, and specifically preflight color, in many file types. This process includes checking RGB pictures, to allow you to fix color printing problems before printing. With preflighting, as in life, it is important to know what is the right thing to do:

Knowing what you want to do when you grow up is something that a lot of us hadn’t quite figured out. This was not the case for John Wolson, production network administrator for the Catholic Spirit Publishing Co. in St. Paul, Minnesota.


“The printing bug bit me at a job fair when I was in 9th grade.  I took every printing course I could in high school and, after graduating, I attended St. Paul Technical/Vocational Institute. During school, I worked for a couple of printers. Once I graduated, I completed an ITU apprenticeship program and have  been a printer ever since (40+ years). At the Catholic Spirit, I’m a jack-of-all-trades. I administer the production network, oversee the production department, maintain the production of computers, compose pages for our 5 publications (when necessary), give the finished pages a final OK, produce ads, produce jobs that in, etc.”

Working in the printing industry for such a length of time provided Wolson with a lot of valuable knowledge and experience. There are always all sorts of issues that arise in a print job, so it is important to keep up on the vital technologies that streamline the printing process. When problems occur, Wolson can pull from his storehouse of knowledge to solve printing problems with effective and efficient tools.

“Two of the biggest problems I encounter are RGB pictures/art and pictures/art scaled in the original program. The ability to preflight jobs is #1. Nothing goes to a printer without being run through Markzware’s FlightCheck. I like the ability to be able to preflight a job immediately. I don’t have to log in a website to do the preflight, I just do it. FlightCheck is the only preflight software I have ever used. I used to manually check the files before sending. I seldom postflight files. I used to, but I never found anything wrong. Preflighting with FlightCheck seems to catch everything. Once in a while, I’ll use Acrobat to postflight aPDF, but not not very often. I wanted software to do what I was doing manually.  Our printer at the time told me about FlightCheck, and so he showed me how it worked and the advantages of using it so I immediately bought it. This product is so important for me to use, especially if you’re getting files from outside sources, especially from (I hate to call them this but some are) amateurs.”

Preflight Printing – Fix Color Printing Problems Before You Print

Preflight print with Markzware FlightCheck, to fix color printing problems, before press time.

Get in the spirit of preflighting with FlightCheck preflight software! Preflight printing to fix color printing problems and RGB pictures in Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, Illustrator, Photoshop, and many file types, before you print. FlightCheck is available online from Markzware at the FlightCheck page. See more printing solutions on the Markzware Products page.

Preflight Printing – Fix Color Printing Problems Before You Print