Mac App for Print Quality Control: Preflight DTP Files Before Printing

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FlightCheck is a Mac app by Markzware for print quality control that can preflight DTP files before printing:

On your Macintosh computer, you can check documents for file problems, before they become printing problems. There are simple-to-use printing solutions that can help your print workflow to check files in pre-press.

Markzware develops quality software for print, publishing and creative professionals all over the world. Markzware’s FlightCheck is an efficient preflight and packaging tool that can locate issues in pre-press documents.

Markzware’s preflighting application for Mac offers a simple drag-and-drop method for proofing files. See how to use FlightCheck, as demonstrated in this video:

Mac App for Print Quality Control: Preflight DTP Files Before Printing

You can add Markzware’s FlightCheck Mac app to your workflow, to ensure that your graphic design and desktop publishing documents will print properly. Preflight specific document details and catch errors, before it’s time for the document to go to press.

There are many versions of graphic design software that may help prepress professionals. The FlightCheck preflight solution can be installed, to help with quality control checks of your graphic design files for you printing or publish the final documents.

“I really have found FlightCheck… to be an essential in the classroom, for it give(s) us both the Prepress Operator and Designer’s perspective on how to properly prepare files for Output!”
– Darryl O., FlightCheck customer

FlightCheck’s Main Benefits:
• saves time in prepress and print processes, with built-in preflight selections.
• helps to prevent the waste of materials and of effort.
• relieves the workflow of tedious visual checks, by automating the preflight process.
• avoids bottlenecking the print workflow, so team members can step up production.
• examines a list of essential print checkpoints, to ensure that the workflow does not skip them.
• simplifies print job sharing among team members, customers, vendors, printers, etc.
• allows you to customize document inspection, using Preferences and Ground Controls.
• provides a powerful collection of tools to enable error-free output.

FlightCheck Mac App Menu for Print Quality Control, to
Preflight DTP Files Before Printing:

FlightCheck Mac App Menu for Print Quality Control, to Preflight DTP Files Before PrintingFlightCheck’s key features:
• chance to select multiple files for increased productivity, during the same preflight process.
• support to accommodate workflows that handle multiple PDF and non-PDF files.
• customizable Ground Controls.
• support for a variety of regional languages, including Dutch, English, French, German, and Spanish.
• file collection to package all associated print files into one print job folder.
• warnings and alerts on possible printing issues.
• stand-alone preflight ability.

If you want proper output, while avoiding burdensome visual checks, you’ll want to include preflighting during prepress. Now, publishers can ensure print quality control of their documents, to achieve desirable results.

How to Preflight DTP Files Before Printing, via FlightCheck Mac App for Print Quality Control:
• 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.

Some Color Items You Can Check in DTP Files, with FlightCheck Mac App for Print Quality Control:Colors Usage Ground Controls in Markzware FlightCheck Mac App for Print Quality ControlFlightCheck can preflight many versions of different file types, including:

• Adobe Acrobat v3.0 – CC 2017 (PDF)
• Corel CorelDRAW v8.0 – v9.x (CDR)
• Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)
• Adobe FreeHand v7.0 – v11.x (FH)
• Adobe Illustrator v6.0 – CC 2017 (AI)
• Adobe InDesign v1.9 – CC 2017 (INDD)
• Adobe PageMaker v4.2 – v7.x (PMD)
• Adobe Photoshop v4.0 – CC 2017 (PSD)
• Quark QuarkXPress v3.1 – 2017 (QXP)
• Tag Image File Format (TIFF)
• Microsoft Word 2000 – 2002 (DOC)
• much more

Markzware’s preflight software can check print files for details that you can choose from a list of selections. FlightCheck undergoes ample testing and is proven to be thorough, reliable and beneficial.

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

Markzware FlightCheck logo

Markzware FlightCheck

To help desktop publishers to meet workflow requirements, a preflighting application can assist in checking digital files. FlightCheck provides error details in a preflight report, so that designers can use the information and allow corrections.

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

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Mac App for Print Quality Control: Preflight DTP Files Before Printing

Title: Mac App for Print Quality Control: Preflight DTP Files Before Printing
Published on: September 1, 2017
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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