FlightCheck Professional v5 Preflight for Graphic Arts

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Preflight for Graphic Arts, FlightCheck Professional v5

SANTA ANA, California – September 29, 2003 — Markzware, the leading developer of preflight for graphic arts and print-media, is pleased to announce the latest release of its award-winning FlightCheck Professional v 5, now with Apple Macintosh OS X support.

FlightCheck Professional is the essential print quality control or preflight tool for anyone in Graphic Arts, meaning all participants in the print-media and multimedia production workflows, from creative designers to manufacturing professionals and organizations. As Markzware’s flagship application, FlightCheck Professional v5 sets the standard for preflighting and has saved the print-media industry and broader Graphic Arts industry millions of dollars since it was first introduced to the market more than a decade ago.

Using a simple drag-and-drop interface, FlightCheck Professional scans a wide variety of file types, including Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, Portable Document Formats (PDF), PageMaker, Multi-Ad Creator, Illustrator, Photoshop, FreeHand, CorelDRAW, and many more.

FlightCheck Professional preflight inspects an InDesign or DTP document using hundreds of available checks. It warns the preflight operator about any potential problems that may reside in digital files, including font and graphic incompatibilities. This application verifies critical file elements, such as color space and image resolution, assuring validity. After preflight verification, FlightCheck Professional generates a detailed report for the various Graphic Arts sectors, indicating whether the file has passed or failed the preflight tests. It also spells out specific file problems that must be addressed to ensure that the file will travel onto the next stage of production without error or delay.

FlightCheck Professional is the recipient of many coveted industry awards and accolades from GrafixWorld, Digital Imaging Association, Electronic Publishing, Publish, MacUser and MacWorld for having a major impact on Graphic Arts industry production and profitability.

In addition to OS X compatibility, some of the many new features of FlightCheck Professional, include: Expanded support for a variety of native applications, including Microsoft WORD, Publisher and PowerPoint. A special PDF object model that allows access to virtually all intricate detail within a PDF file, based on the official Adobe specification.

New PDF Flightplan

  • checks for accredited file format standards, including PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3, Medibel, and others
  • supports OpenType, TrueType and Adobe Type 1 fonts
  • includes three levels of Ground Controls, including pass, error and warning
  • has the ability to open and verify multiple documents in a single session
  • presents a malleable user interface that conforms to the user’s preferences for reports and information workflow
  • offers sort lists of colors, fonts, images, etc. with a click of the file header

“My life would be a great deal more difficult if it weren’t for FlightCheck,” reports Laurie Stevens Lingol, production director, Advanced Marketing Services, San Diego, CA. Laurie continues, “I feel that it has revolutionized the graphics and production industry. FlightCheck has given me the ability to send each job to the printer in perfect condition, by prepress standards, which has lowered my printing prices and sped up turn-around time. I couldn’t live without it.”

FlightCheck Professional may be purchased through authorized Markzware resellers, through Markzware Direct Sales at (800) 300-3532, or online via the Markzware Products page. The full version license is $499, and the upgrade is $199. FlightCheck Professional is available in English, French, Dutch and German languages.

About Markzware
Markzware is the leading developer of quality assurance, data conversion, and workflow solutions for the international graphic arts, printing, publishing and digital multimedia industries. Markzware is a privately held company based in Santa Ana, California. Markzware B.V., located in Rijswijk, The Netherlands, is the company’s headquarters for activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. https://markzware.com/

© 2003 Markzware. All rights reserved. Covered by U.S. Patent # 5,963,641

FlightCheck Professional v5 Preflight for Graphic Arts

Title: FlightCheck Professional v5 Preflight for Graphic Arts
Published on: September 29, 2003
Mary Marchese

Public Relations at Markzware

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