Today’s tight print deadlines can put a strain on prepress professionals. How can you check fonts, images, colors, layout, etc. to be sure a prepress document is print-ready? Is there an efficient way to ensure a thorough check of your desktop publishing (DTP) documents before printing?
Preflighting can help you to prepare files to print as you intend. Markzware provides you with tools that enable you to create error-free print documents.
Using FlightCheck for preflighting can help you to make your prepress process more efficient. FlightCheck can preflight documents for both PDF and non-PDF print production.
FlightCheck provides users with high-level preflighting features. You can customize FlightCheck’s Ground Controls for your print workflow’s preflighting needs. FlightCheck can also provide a preflight report to certify to the print buyer that preflighting was done.
FlightCheck can help users to increase production of print ready documents. It can even package fonts and print files into one folder to share with team members.
FlightCheck provides extensive preflighting to support high-quality print production. See how this pre press software alerts you to file problems in desktop publishing (DTP) files:
Pre Press Software Alerts to File Problems
Markzware FlightCheck can display alerts to printing problems in DTP files.
File problems can run into extra costs to correct. Save your business that time and money, by using FlightCheck during prepress!
FlightCheck can preflight many versions of different file types, including:
- Postscript Files
When preparing print files, you may want to consider:
• Are they high or low resolution images?
• Did you save all your full-color process images as CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black for print) and not RGB (Red, Green, Blue for on-screen)?
• Are your document’s images in JPG or TIFF format?
• Are there any bleeds?
High-resolution, CMYK images in TIFF format in a document with an 1/8″ bleed allowance may be preferable. FlightCheck can check these document areas and warn you of potential printing problems.
FlightCheck‘s interface is simple to use. Here are the steps for using this valuable prepress software:
How to Preflight for Printing Quality (basic overview)
- Install and activate FlightCheck preflight software.
- Click on your preferred checkboxes in FlightCheck’s Preferences and Ground Controls. (These give FlightCheck details on items to check.)
- Set Ground Control items to Off, Warning, or Error, depending on the needs of your print workflow.
- Drag and drop your file onto the FlightCheck icon to begin the preflighting process.
- FlightCheck will alert you to the potential printing problems that you specified.
Preflighting is a key requirement for achieving print success. For more information on Markzware‘s pre press software to check digital files for print quality control, see the FlightCheck page. For more desktop publishing (DTP) and printing solutions, see the Markzware Products page.
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Printing Quality: Pre Press Software Alerts to File Problems