Preflighting to Avoid PDF and DTP File Problems and Printing Problems

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Preflighting helps to avoid Portable Document Format (PDF) and Desktop Publishing (DTP) file problems and, therefore, printing problems:

Preflighting is a process to check PDF and desktop publishing (DTP) files for print quality control. Why take a chance that file problems in your document will cause printing problems at press time? You can use preflighting to reduce the margin for error, before printing.

By preflighting, Markzware‘s FlightCheck helps you to check files before they are processed. This enables you to catch errors, so you can correct them before you print.

Markzware provides creative professionals with reliable pre press software to handle preflighting. FlightCheck is a preflight solution designed to inspect a large number of document details in an effective and efficient manner. Markzware’s patented technology enables print quality control, helps to avoid re-printing, and saves valuable time and money.

FlightCheck, prepress software ensures print quality control. Watch this demonstration video, to see how you can preflight to improve the print quality of Portable Document Format and non-PDF desktop publishing documents:

Preflighting to Avoid PDF and DTP File Problems and Printing Problems

FlightCheck can check Adobe Creative Cloud and many other file types for printing quality.

Ensure Your Document Prints as You Intend
Prepress issues can affect the way a document prints. You want the press run to be as smooth a process as possible. Preflighting is a standard prepress procedure to make sure your files will result in a proper printed piece.

FlightCheck preflight software:
• provides a preflight report and direct you to potential printing problems, for repair.
• assures associates and clients that a preflight checklist has been completed before delivery.
• reduces costs, by avoiding unnecessary print runs.
• inspects both PDF and non-PDF documents, for printing quality.
• checks important document areas for print quality control.
• guides you through document checkpoints, with a comprehensive preflight checklist.

FlightCheck can complete a preflight check, to catch PDF and DTP file problems. FlightCheck has the power to preflight a wide range of DTP image and file types, including:
• Acrobat PDF
• CorelDRAW
• FreeHand
• Illustrator
• InDesign
• PageMaker
• Photoshop
• QuarkXPress
• Word
• and more.

File Problems
Some document details can cause file problems. You can prevent printing problems caused by these file problems, by preflighting with FlightCheck:
• bleed: Some documents require colors and images to reach the edge of the page.
• color: Convert from RGB colors to CMYK before printing, to match print job specifications.
• fonts: Corrupt or non-embedded fonts could cause several printing problems.
• image resolution: In general, high resolution is preferable. (Images may look different onscreen than in print.)
• non-embedded fonts: To avoid font substitution, be sure your fonts are embedded within your file.
• transparency: Avoid placing transparent images in your document; sections may print as opaque.

Preflighting with FlightCheck, Prepress Software to
Avoid PDF and DTP File Problems and Printing Problems:

Markzware FlightCheck PDF Ground Controls FileYou can customize your document inspection with FlightCheck’s Preferences and Ground Controls. FlightCheck can help you to preflight documents that you can use as a basis for:
• advertisements
• books
• labels
• magazines
• and much more.
flightcheck-logoThe print pieces that you design could be the first introduction of your product to your customer. If you want to improve the first impression, FlightCheck is a quick and affordable method.

Preflighting to Avoid PDF and DTP File Problems and Printing Problems
You can buy this stand-alone preflighting application, via the FlightCheck page. See more desktop publishing software and printing solutions for DTP, on the Markzware Products page.

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Preflighting to Avoid PDF and DTP File Problems and Printing Problems

Title: Preflighting to Avoid PDF and DTP File Problems and Printing Problems
Published on: June 29, 2015
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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