Do You Check PDFs for Print Quality Before Printing? Best to Preflight

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Do you check PDFs for print quality before printing? Best to preflight with Markzware‘s FlightCheck application and not risk errors::

Before you submit your PDFs for printing, you’ll want to check Adobe Acrobat files for accuracy and specific details, such as: bleed, branding, colors, fonts, frames, image sizes, page positioning, paper size, printer’s and publisher’s requirements, trim, etc. A preflight solution could help you to check all of the necessary items, before your document hits the press stage of the print workflow.

Markzware shares the print industry’s interest in ensuring quality document production and provides preflighting and other solutions that can help with this goal. Markzware’s FlightCheck is the standard print quality control software to verify whether documents meet your workflow’s specifications.

A detailed review of your documents can help to ensure that there are no surprises at press time. Check documents (yes, that includes PDF files), by preflighting with FlightCheck. Learn more, by watching this video:

Do You Check PDFs for Print Quality Before Printing? Best to Preflight

Markzware’s state-of-the-art technology empowers FlightCheck to preflight a variety of common print file types, so that you can produce a top quality print document.

FlightCheck provides many benefits:
• provides a customizable checklist and Ground Controls, to handle preflighting for both PDF and non-PDF print documents.
• builds a report with your workflow’s standard checkpoints.
• prevents additional print runs, thereby saving time, labor and materials.

FlightCheck programs can preflight a wide range of file formats from InDesign and QuarkXpress to PDF and EPS, which make them very attractive as a stand-alone, universal preflight tool for your workflow.

How to Preflight PDFs for Print Quality
• Install and activate FlightCheck preflight software.
• Click on your preferred checkboxes in FlightCheck’s Preferences and Ground Controls.
• 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.

Check PDFs for Print Quality Before Printing via
Preflight Ground Controls in Markzware FlightCheck:

Check PDFs for Print Quality Before Printing via File Ground Controls in Markzware FlightCheck

FlightCheck’s features include:
• batch preflighting to check multiple files in one preflighting session.
• detailed preflight reporting, with alerts and warnings, for all common DTP file types.
• file collection to package fonts, images, and other print files into one job folder.

Markzware is happy to enable print, publishing, and graphic arts file users to flourish in their prepress workflows. FlightCheck completes multiple checks throughout your document, to ensure optimum quality control.

FlightCheck can check print quality of PDF and non-PDF file types, including:
• Acrobat
• CorelDRAW
• FreeHand
• Illustrator
• InDesign
• PageMaker
• Photoshop
• QuarkXPress
• Word
• and more.

Preflighting is the process of checking if the digital data required to print a job are all present and valid. Nowadays it are usually PDF files that are sent to a printing company. The PDF file format is a solid standard to exchange pages, ranging from single ads to complete publications. Using PDF is, however, no guarantee that the receiver of a file can actually output it as intended. To make sure that a file matches the requirements to reproduce its correctly, it needs to be checked or ‘preflighted’. 

Some file details that FlightCheck can check include:
• bleed
• colors
• font size
• hairlines
• ink density
• spot colors
• image resolution

PDF Preflight Tools in Markzware FlightCheck, to
Check PDFs for Print Quality Before Printing:

Preflight with Markzware FlightCheck's PDF Tools to Check PDFs for Print Quality Before Printing
Create a print piece that can make a favorable impression, without a major struggle! You can enhance your organization’s prepress process, by integrating a high-quality preflight application.

Markzware develops quality software for customers all over the world. FlightCheck scans the file data that you want to check in the native files that your workflow uses.

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For more information on Markzware‘s pre press software to check digital files for print quality control, see the FlightCheck page. For more printing and publishing solutions, see the Markzware Products page. Please also feel free to subscribe to the Markzware Mailing List and interact with Markzware on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Google+.

Do You Check PDFs for Print Quality Before Printing? Best to Preflight

Title: Do You Check PDFs for Print Quality Before Printing? Best to Preflight
Published on: September 21, 2018
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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