PDFs for Print: Check Portable Document Format Files for Print Quality

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Do you create PDFs for print? You can check Portable Document Format files for print quality, via Markzware‘s FlightCheck preflight application:

Best practices for print recommend that you use the latest PDF standards, as outlined by the Ghent Work Group. There is a PDF preflight solution that is quite capable of showing details on errors found in Adobe Acrobat documents.

Markzware‘s proficient team creates and supports a wide range of printing solutions for users of PDF and non-PDF print files. Markzware’s FlightCheck is a pre press software to check many desktop publishing (DTP) file types for errors, to ensure print quality control.

Import preflight profiles, to verify your PDF files, before you print them. This video walks you through the process, using FlightCheck preflight software:

PDFs for Print: Check Portable Document Format Files for Print Quality

Markzware’s FlightCheck application can check Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format files and other print file types for potential errors, to help you to ensure print quality control of your documents.

With FlightCheck, you choose settings and drop your PDF (or non-PDF) file on the FlightCheck icon. Markzware’s preflighting application will do the rest for you.

Most PDFs for publishing are imperfect and do not automatically preflight themselves. Preflighting a PDF can help you to identify and locate problems, so that you can solve them.

Preflighting is the process of checking if the digital data required to print a job are all present and valid. Nowadays … usually PDF files … are sent to a printing company. The PDF file format is a solid standard to exchange pages, ranging from single ads to complete publications. Using PDF is, however, no guarantee that the receiver of a file can actually output it as intended. To make sure that a file matches the requirements to reproduce [it] correctly, it needs to be checked or ‘preflighted’.
– Laurens Leurs, Prepressure.com
Source: https://www.prepressure.com/pdf/basics/preflight

FlightCheck does all of this and more:
• assures your associates and clients that a preflight checklist has been completed before delivery.
• enables team members to manage preflighting for a specific print job, in a single folder.
• avoids the expenses associated with print file issue corrections.
• lets you select inspection points to suit your workflow.
• is helpful for large, complex documents that would require many hours and much effort to check with human eyes.
• can preflight both PDF and non-PDF documents for printing quality.
• avoids bottlenecking the print workflow to allow the workflow to step up production.
• allows building of customer base, due to marketability of quality print products.
• is a product by Markzware, leading publisher of preflight technology for print quality assurance.
• allows the workflow to proceed faster, by batch preflighting several files at once.

PDF Ground Controls in Markzware FlightCheck, an Application to
Check Portable Document Format Files (PDFs) for Print Quality:

PDF Ground Controls in FlightCheck App to Check Portable Document Format Files (PDFs) for Print Quality

Markzware‘s preflight software, FlightCheck, can scan both PDF and non-PDF files, to catch print issues. Conduct a PDF inspection with FlightCheck, so that you will not accidentally print existing document errors.

Why preflight PDF files?
Checking files is essentially done to avoid problems in processing or printing content. If you look at the list of the 10 most common problems with PDF files, half of them can easily be avoided by preflighting all files.

Source: https://www.prepressure.com/pdf/basics/preflight

Features in FlightCheck include:
• batch preflighting to check multiple files in one preflighting session, to allow a higher production level.
• support to accommodate workflows that use multiple file types.
• customizable Ground Controls.
• support for a variety of regional languages, including Dutch, English, French, German, and Spanish.
• file collection to package fonts, images, and other print files in one job folder.
• preflight report on possible printing issues.
• support for automatic preflight.

Check Portable Document Format Files for Print Quality, using
Print Tools for PDF in Markzware FlightCheck preflighting app:

Check Portable Document Format Files for Print Quality, via Print Tools for PDF in Markzware FlightCheck

Here’s a list of some file formats that FlightCheck supports:
• InDesign
• Illustrator
• QuarkXPress
• Photoshop
• and more

Most creatives are not sure which software is the optimum solution to ensure high-quality PDFs. Yet, without that solution, there could be document problems.

Some common file problems that FlightCheck can inspect include:
• images
• colors
• fonts
• file format
• transparencies
• ink density
• page size
• trapping

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Process speed improvement is another benefit of using FlightCheck in PDF and non-PDF workflows for commercial printing. Markzware’s application offers document producers the opportunity to assure high quality print results, in little time.

For more information on Markzware’s pre-press application to check digital files for print quality, see the FlightCheck page. For more desktop publishing solutions, see the Markzware Products page. Please feel free to subscribe to the Markzware Mailing List and interact with Markzware on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Google+.

PDFs for Print: Check Portable Document Format Files for Print Quality

Title: PDFs for Print: Check Portable Document Format Files for Print Quality
Published on: June 7, 2018
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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