How to Check Files for Print Quality: Preflight Solution, FlightCheck

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Learn how to check files for print quality, using Markzware’s preflight solution, FlightCheck pre press software:

Print quality control does not have to depend on the human eye to catch file problems. Modern technology allows users to check print files during prepress, to avoid printing problems.

Markzware offers printing solutions that are in use worldwide, in print, publishing, graphic arts, and other workflows. Markzware’s FlightCheck is a stand-alone application that can find and report document errors, as well as package print files into a folder for sharing.

You can use FlightCheck to examine page layout items and notify you of quality issues. See how, in this demonstration video:

How to Check Files for Print Quality: Preflight Solution, FlightCheck

Markzware’s FlightCheck app reveals issues regarding color, page layout, images, and other print aspects. It also provides a report, for team members’ corrections or customer’s proof of preflight.

How to Check Files for Printing Quality, with Preflight Solution, FlightCheck:
• 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.

You can define your document check from an extensive list of PDF and non-PDF options. Your option selections tell FlightCheck to look for specific document items.

Markzware’s preflight software, FlightCheck, provides several benefits:
• expands the list of services you can offer to customers.
• simplifies collaboration and sharing of the print job with associates, clients, vendors, etc.
• streamlines the print workflow, by identifying file problems, such as missing fonts and images.
• enables preflighting that saves time and is less taxing than executing a complicated visual check.
• examines a list of print checkpoints in both PDF and non-PDF documents, to ensure that the workflow does not overlook them.

You Can Select OPI and Other Print Items to
Check Files for Print Quality, Using
Preflight Solution, FlightCheck:

Markzware FlightCheck OPI Preferences to Collect/Report Low and High ResolutionFlightCheck’s helpful features include:
• easy installation via the Applications folder, plus configurable Ground Controls, to manage preflighting for a particular file.
• detailed, custom preflight reporting, with alerts and warnings.
• batch preflighting to check multiple files in one preflighting session.
• file collection to package fonts, images, and other print files into one job folder.
• support for all common print file types and many languages, including Dutch, English, French, German, and Spanish.

Preflight software helps users to inspect documents, to be sure they are print-ready by press time. Markzware’s preflight tool goes beyond a basic file check, to assure users that their document is suitable for printing.

FlightCheck can inspect many file formats, including:
• Acrobat PDF
• CorelDRAW
• FreeHand
• Illustrator
• InDesign
• PageMaker
• Photoshop
• QuarkXPress
• Word
• and more.

Document production costs can soar due to errors that cause additional press runs and waste of materials. Every time FlightCheck saves you from having to re-print, your organization can save print costs.

Some file details that FlightCheck can check include:
• bleed
• colors
• font size
• hairlines
• ink density
• spot colors
• image resolution
“FlightCheckCheck print documents with precision! Using helpful FlightCheck features, which can preflight your document in mere seconds, your organization could save money and gain ROI.

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 to Check Files for Print Quality: Preflight Solution, FlightCheck

Title: How to Check Files for Print Quality: Preflight Solution, FlightCheck
Published on: September 23, 2016
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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