How to Check Print Quality Before Printing Prepress Files for DTP

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How to check print quality before printing prepress files for DTP, using Markzware’s pre press software, FlightCheck:

A print customer can choose any print vendor for publishing that they wish. So, printers, publishers and creative professionals need to use effective preflighting software to produce documents that will make a great impression. Markzware offers a reliable preflight solution that will assist in reaching this goal. This article and video will show you how to use that solution.

With extensive experience as a software developer, Markzware offers unique printing solutions. Markzware’s FlightCheck is a standalone application that provides thorough preflighting and a preflight report that lists any file problems that it finds.

You can preflight desktop publishing (DTP) files for print quality before they go to press, by using FlightCheck. Learn how, in this demonstration video:

How to Check Print Quality Before Printing Prepress Files for DTP

Markzware’s prepress software, FlightCheck, can preflight Adobe CC 2015 and many other file types for desktop publishing.

How to Check Print Quality before
Printing Prepress Files for DTP:

• 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.

You can use one application to check multiple file types. With FlightCheck, you can customize preferences to check print documents and streamline complex preflighting tasks.

FlightCheck’s benefits help commercial printers to produce high quality documents. FlightCheck:
• provides the certainty that a preflight checklist has been performed before press time. No need to do a complicated visual check!
• can catch numerous errors in PDF and non-PDF documents, without wasting time, materials, or effort. FlightCheck notifies users of errors, their location, print category details and other data.
• avoids bottlenecking the print workflow to allow the workflow to step up production and built-in preflight checklist.

Preflighting helps to avoid overlooking important print items and costly errors. When prepress file users check documents with FlightCheck, the final print product is more likely to be print error-free.

Definitions Overview Window in FlightCheck, Software to
Check Print Quality Before Printing Prepress Files for DTP:

Markzware FlightCheck Definition Overview WindowFlightCheck offers key features, including:
• batch preflighting to check multiple files in one preflighting session.
• support for PDF, INDD, PSD, AI, QXP, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, and other print file types.
• customizable Ground Controls.
• file collection to package fonts and other files into one print job folder.
• detailed preflight reporting, with alerts.
• stand-alone preflight ability.

When your print product has one shot at a first impression, you’ll want your document to reflect well on your organization. A document that receives FlightCheck’s approval can help clients to have positive thoughts about your brand.

FlightCheck can preflight many versions of different file types. Here’s a list of some file formats that FlightCheck supports:
• Adobe Acrobat (PDF)
• Corel CorelDRAW (CDR)
• Adobe FrameMaker (MIF)
• Adobe FreeHand (FH)
• Adobe Illustrator (AI)
• Adobe InDesign (INDD)
• Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT)
• Microsoft Publisher (PUB)
• Microsoft Word (DOC)
• Adobe PageMaker (PMD)
• Adobe Photoshop (PSD)
• Adobe Postscript Files (PS)
• Quark QuarkXPress (QXP)

Some file details that FlightCheck can check include:
• bleed
• colors
• font size
• hairlines
• ink density
• spot colors
• image resolution
flightcheck-logoFlightCheck also supports multiple languages, including:
• Dutch
• English
• French
• German
• Spanish

For more information on Markzware‘s pre press software to check digital files for print quality control, see the FlightCheck page. For more DTP solutions, see the Markzware Products page.

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How to Check Print Quality Before Printing Prepress Files for DTP

Title: How to Check Print Quality Before Printing Prepress Files for DTP
Published on: February 4, 2016
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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