How Printers Can Preflight Prepress Files for Print Quality Control

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How Printers Can Preflight Prepress Files for
Print Quality Control

The video and steps below show printers how to preflight prepress files for print quality control, with Markzware’s pre press software, FlightCheck:


Preflighting is a necessity in the print industry. It catches errors during prepress, before the print process, enabling high-quality print results. A preflight solution can check print documents for print quality control.

Without preflighting, your print workflow may waste a lot of print resources, and therefore, money. Printers with the right preflight technology have an edge to improve the chance of success. If a printing business doesn’t have a preflight solution, there are plenty of reasons why it should.


Any printer, including commercial printing businesses, can get benefits from preflighting. Those benefits can also have a positive ripple effect on customer satisfaction and loyalty.


You could optimize your prepress process by adding Markzware’s reliable preflight software, FlightCheck. It can help your print workflow to:

• become more efficient.
• achieve cost savings, a high return on investment, and a chance at more revenue.
• communicate better with team members and customers.

More Efficiency

A major benefit of enhancing the print workflow with preflight software is efficiency. Preflighting removes manual document checking from the prepress process, decreasing the chance of human error. This enables the workflow to achieve better quality print results. It also makes print production easier and faster, streamlining the print workflow.

A print workflow can become more efficient, by using a preflight solution that allows you to make good use of your resources. A prepress tool that helps to eliminate printing problems can enable the workflow to accomplish more in less time.

Increased Savings

In addition to enabling faster turnaround, preflighting can also save costs on time, effort and print materials. Saving hours of labor allows printers to get more done and to gain more revenue. Catching file problems before they cause an issue can lower material costs and lead to more profit.

Better Communication

Sharing the print job folder with team members in the print workflow is essential. FlightCheck can collect files and package them into a single folder for sharing.

FlightCheck’s preflight report can also assist you in communicating document details to your customer. It can list file errors and certify that a prepress document did, indeed, undergo a full print quality check.

How-To Video

Professional print shops can check pre-press documents for print quality, via FlightCheck. See how, in this demonstration video:

How Printers Can Preflight Prepress Files for Print Quality Control

Preflight for Adobe CC 2014 with Markzware FlightCheck v7.5

(Click the image above, to watch the video.)
FlightCheck can check Adobe Creative Cloud and
other file types for print errors, during prepress.

How-To Steps

  • 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.

A preflight solution should be customizable, to accommodate changes in print requirements. FlightCheck is a comprehensive preflight solution that can be customized to suit the needs of the workflow. You can tell FlightCheck which document details to check.

File Types

Printers need a solution that can preflight incoming files, including any file types that customers may submit. FlightCheck is flexible enough to handle all of the common document formats that a print workflow uses, including:

• Acrobat PDF
• CorelDRAW
• FreeHand
• Illustrator
• InDesign
• PageMaker
• Photoshop
• QuarkXPress
• Word
• and more.

Ground Controls in FlightCheck, Solution for
Printers to Preflight Prepress Files for Print Quality Control

Markzware FlightCheck Pages Ground Controls

How to Buy FlightCheck

You can buy this preflight solution, via the FlightCheck page. See more desktop publishing software and printing solutions for DTP, on the Markzware Products page.

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How Printers Can Preflight Prepress Files for Print Quality Control

Title: How Printers Can Preflight Prepress Files for Print Quality Control
Published on: July 13, 2015
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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