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FlightCheck Professional – new preflight application release!

SANTA ANA, California – March 28, 2005 – FlightCheck Professional is out! Markzware, developer of software solutions for the global printing and graphic arts industries, is pleased to announce immediate availability of FlightCheck Professional and FlightCheck Designer version 5.52. (NOTE: FlightCheck is the latest app for both FlightCheck Professional and Designer.) This brand new superior update is compatible with both Macintosh OSX and Windows 98 and newer.

Markzware FlightCheck Professional v5.52 is a prepress application for print shops and publishers that sets the standard for digital file quality control (preflighting). FlightCheck Designer is the version used by many graphic artists and graphic design houses. This application has saved the international printing and graphic arts industries hundreds of millions of dollars/euros in reprocessing costs and make-goods. The application supports a wide variety of native application files from popular authoring software vendors like Adobe, Microsoft and Quark. Also, accredited standard preflighting specifications such as PDF/X1, PDF/X1a and PDF/X3 are ‘built-in’ to the application.

“We have had a tremendous response to the 5.5 versions of FlightCheck Professional and now this free update adds even more capabilities,” said Patrick Marchese, President/CEO of Markzware. “These new features will help all our FlightCheck Professional customers streamline their workflows. It is faster on both the Macintosh and Windows platforms and now includes a command-line interface for Windows users!”

“The quality control solutions through FlightCheck Professional that Markzware offers ensure that the printed piece, whether preflight PDF or other file types, output as expected with no surprises for a proper digital file exchange. If one can create a drawing or schematic of their digital workflow, Markzware’s solutions are open and flexible enough to integrate with third-party applications creating an automated, hands-off approach to processing digital files, with preflight and postflight checks along the way.”

The new features and functionality in FlightCheck Professional and Designer are:

  • Full preflight support for PDF version 1.5
  • Optimized performance and faster processing.
  • More robust OPI support, including Unix file paths
  • User-definable recursive and absolute path searching
  • Command-line interface for Windows version.
  • “Fill of None” rule has been implemented
  • Support for 16-bit TIFF images (Ground Controls added)
  • Complete detection of application-generated clipping paths
  • In FlightCheck Professional, Automatic FlightPlan and Ground Controls switching

Both Markzware FlightCheck Professional and Designer v5.52 are available free of charge to registered users of FlightCheck v5.5. For more information on FlightCheck Professional and Designer, please visit http://www.markzware.com.

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. http://www.markzware.com

© 2005 Markzware. All rights reserved. Covered by U.S. Patent # 5,963,641

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FlightCheck Professional

Title: FlightCheck Professional
Published on: March 28, 2006
Mary Marchese

Public Relations at Markzware

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