Printing quality control is a must in the prepress workflow to create, color correct, optimize, verify and convert content. The printing industry has access to the preflighting solution, FlightCheck by Markzware, to support the prepress workflow. FlightCheck can check documents in a range of file formats to find possible printing problems before it’s too late.
Beyond preflight, the prepress workflow would benefit from a commitment to better educate the customer on why they need to create a “good file” and why everyone in the prepress workflow is responsible to ensure print quality control.
Preflighting for Prepress with Markzware FlightCheck
FlightCheck can thoroughly check documents when preflighting for prepress
Ask most any print supplier – commercial, publication, book, large-format or otherwise – about the number of flawed digital content files, in some way incomplete or ill-prepared, that they receive from clients, and you may be surprised to learn just how many instances of a “bad file” there are in the market. Even with the advent of the Portable Document Format (PDF), which promised to resolve some printing problems for the printer, the old industry saying, “garbage in, garbage out” holds true. FlightCheck flags printing problems to warn of issues before output.
An understanding of printing quality control between the customer and print suppliers is one way to ensure that files are properly prepared and complete in the prepress workflow. Another way to avoid a printing problem is to provide customers with basic prepress instruction and to encourage them to use preflight as their verification solution.
The standard preflight solution is Markzware’s FlightCheck, which can be used to preflight PDF files and more during prepress, for quality print output. You can buy this pre press software via the FlightCheck page. More printing solutions are available via the Markzware Products page.
Prepress Workflow Printing Quality Control of Printing Problems: FlightCheck