Preparing Print Files: Mac Preflight App Helps Creative Professionals

Preparing print files? Markzware’s FlightCheck Mac preflight app helps creative professionals to check documents for potential print errors:

If preflighting is not done before the press stage of the print workflow, errors within the final document could result in high costs. A thorough, beneficial and reliable preflight solution could prevent printing problems.

Markzware provides desktop publishing (DTP) technologies and solutions for printers, publishers, and graphic artists. Markzware’s FlightCheck is a stand-alone pre press software that can check print files for print quality control, before press time.

Markzware has already launched FlightCheck 7.90 Mac, its updated print workflow software with several pre-flight features. Learn more about FlightCheck, by viewing this video:

Preparing Print Files: Mac Preflight App Helps Creative Professionals

Markzware’s FlightCheck application can check a long list of creative document details in many file types, to ensure print quality, before the document is printed.

Creatives can customize Ground Controls and drop a layout file on the FlightCheck (eagle) icon. FlightCheck will then begin to preflight your document.

Pre-press is a major part of the document production process in the print workflow. Preflighting methods for pre-press can involve expensive system implementation and training, or just simply using Markzware’s FlightCheck application.

Erica Gamet, Speaker/Trainer/Adobe Certified Expert/iBooks Author
Certified Professional with Distinction,, on FlightCheck:
Markzware is one of those companies that jumps in to pick up where InDesign’s built-in capabilities leave off. When it comes to preflighting, InDesign’s included functionality is decent. But Markzware’s standalone FlightCheck goes further and more in-depth. [Editor’s Note: FlightCheck 7.90 Mac now handles CC 2018 files.] … And because the software is standalone, it can actually preflight files from Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, as well as other non-Adobe apps. FlightCheck can even postflight PDF files to make sure they are set up to produce the results you need.
FlightCheck performs a robust set of checks to ensure that the output you create meets – or exceeds – your chosen qualifications for each facet of your document. In addition to checking for resolution and link issues, FlightCheck’s ground controls (preflight items) can check for color mismatches, oddities with gradients and patterns, ink percentages, and other issues that can crop up, whether you’re going to print or digital…

Some of the Main Benefits of FlightCheck:
• checks all of the items you choose from a comprehensive, built-in preflight checklist.
• avoids expenses associated with post-print corrections, by finding errors before they cause serious issues.
• supports PDF and non-PDF file types.
• optimizes the print workflow, allowing team members to make more effective use of their time.
• is helpful for large, complex documents that would require much time and effort to check visually.

Ground Controls in FlightCheck Mac Preflight App, which
Helps Creative Professionals Preparing Print Files:

FlightCheck has many amazing features:
• chance to select multiple files for increased productivity, during the same preflight process.
• support for Adobe Creative Cloud file types, including InDesign CC 2018, Illustrator CC 2018 and Photoshop CC 2018.
• Ground Controls that allow customization for flexibility to suit the particular workflow.
• warnings of potential printing errors found.
• support for many languages, including English, German, Dutch, French, and Spanish.
• packaging of the print job files into a single folder that enables collaboration.

FlightCheck goes well beyond basic preflighting, checking for ink density, image resolution, embedded fonts, and more. Another software may not have the features that your workflow needs, to accomplish as thorough a print quality check as FlightCheck performs.

OPI File Preferences for Creative Professionals
Preparing Print Files with Markzware’s FlightCheck:

FlightCheck can preflight a host of file formats:
• Acrobat PDF
• CorelDRAW
• FreeHand
• Illustrator
• InDesign
• PageMaker
• Photoshop
• QuarkXPress
• Word
• much more

Markzware‘s FlightCheck can be used by novice and professional printers, graphic designers, art directors, pre-press operators and other page layout file users. Using FlightCheck is as easy as dragging and dropping a file onto the FlightCheck icon. The preflight results are then soon revealed.

FlightCheck reports on these print document details:
• colors
• fonts
• image resolution
• file format
• missing images
• ink density
• ICC profiles
• image type
• embedded images
• transparency
• trapping
• and more

Markzware continues to update its pre-press software, to ensure compatibility with the latest versions of popular file types. FlightCheck supports many print file formats, plus includes support for the CC 2018 versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

You can buy Markzware’s preflight solution, via the FlightCheck page. See more desktop publishing and printing solutions for DTP, on the Markzware Products page. You can also subscribe to the Markzware Mailing List and share with Markzware on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Google+.

Preparing Print Files: Mac Preflight App Helps Creative Professionals