How to Preflight Creative Cloud Print Quality via Pre Press Software

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How to preflight Creative Cloud print quality via FlightCheck, pre press software from Markzware:

Today’s print customers want fast turnaround and high quality results. With Markzware’s preflight solution, users can ensure print quality control of Adobe CC (Creative Cloud) files, in a timely manner.

Printers, publishers and graphic designers use Markzware‘s industry-leading preflight software in organizations worldwide. FlightCheck is preflight software from Markzware that can check Creative Cloud documents for print quality. This article and video show you how.

Showing Used Colors in an Adobe CC File, using FlightCheck,
Pre Press Software to Preflight Creative Cloud Print Quality:

Markzware FlightCheck Showing Used ColorsHow to Preflight Creative Cloud Print Quality, via FlightCheck (This is an overview. A how-to video follows below.):

  • 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.

With FlightCheck, you get professional preflight capabilities for commercial print documents. FlightCheck assembles Creative Cloud files into one folder, including fonts, images and the CC document file.

FlightCheck offers many benefits:
• provides a built-in list of important checkpoints to assist you with your preflight tasks.
• ensures all required fonts and images are included.
• saves you the cost of repeat file corrections and print runs.
• has a customizable preflight checklist and Ground Controls.
• looks at print checkpoints for you, eliminating the need for a manual preflight check.
• can inspect both PDF and non-PDF documents, for printing quality.
• optimizes the prepress process by reducing human error and demands on the workflow.
• gives users print quality control that saves time, labor, and print materials.
• enables users to discover file problems, before they become expensive printing problems.
• provides prepress professionals with a powerful collection of preflighting tools for error-free output.
• speeds up the preflight process, by eliminating time-consuming steps.
Markzware‘s FlightCheck is a proven preflight, data collection and production automation solution. FlightCheck’s alerts are customizable and can notify users of potential printing problems, to allow quick action.
flightcheck-logoFlightCheck helps you to collect files into a folder, so that you can package and collaborate on your print job. The print job folder allows local and remote viewing, so team members can edit print jobs on the fly.

Some features in FlightCheck are:
• batch preflighting to scan many files in one preflighting session.
• support to check Adobe PDF files, as well as EPS, TIFF, and other print file types.
• customizable Ground Controls.
• file collection to package Illustrator and other Creative Cloud files into one print job folder.
• in-depth preflight reporting, with alerts and warnings, based on your chosen preferences.
• built-in preflight checklist selections.

From document inspection to file collection, FlightCheck can preflight Adobe CC files for your print quality control process. The preflight report notifies users of alerts, per the user’s preferences and selections.

A Sample of Results in a FlightCheck Preflight Report:
Markzware FlightCheck Results Window with Results WarningFlightCheck can preflight several file formats, including:
• Adobe Acrobat
• Adobe FrameMaker
• Adobe FreeHand
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe InDesign
• Adobe PageMaker
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Postscript Files
• CorelDRAW
• Microsoft PowerPoint
• Microsoft Publisher
• Microsoft Word
• QuarkXPress

An error-free prepress file means less waste and better print quality. FlightCheck generates significant cost savings, by allowing users to find errors and reduce the waste of print materials.

Some file problems that FlightCheck can preflight include:
• fonts
• bleed
• hairlines
• ink density
• spot colors
• printer’s marks
• low resolution images

You can check Adobe CC files, to make sure they are error-free. Check out how, in this FlightCheck demonstration video:

How to Preflight Creative Cloud Print Quality via Pre Press Software

Markzware’s FlightCheck can check Adobe CC and other
DTP files for quality, in advance of the printing stage.

With preflight software, organizations can get quick access to critical print issues, so that they can better prepare for production. FlightCheck helps to ensure high print quality that meets workflow requirements.

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

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How to Preflight Creative Cloud Print Quality via Pre Press Software

Title: How to Preflight Creative Cloud Print Quality via Pre Press Software
Published on: November 16, 2015
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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