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FlightCheck (Preflight for Print)

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FlightCheck is a stand-alone macOS application that checks native and PDF files for printing quality. This is a must-have for documents destined for commercial printing. FlightCheck is the essential preflight tool for digital print and publishing professionals. FlightCheck collects and packages required print elements, to ensure that jobs print as expected.
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Discover Design and Print Problems

FlightCheck will preflight digital files, and direct you to print problems, for repair. Markzware’s FlightCheck guides you through the preflight workflow process with a checklist. The resulting preflight report details print errors, including:

• incorrect image resolution
• missing fonts
• incorrect colors
• spot colors
• transparency
• much more…

Supported File Types

One of the key capabilities of FlightCheck is its power to preflight file formats and image types of a wide variety. A partial list includes:
• InDesign (v1.9 – CC 2018)
• Acrobat PDF (v3.0 – CC 2018)
• Illustrator (v6.0 – CC 2018)
• Photoshop (v4.0 – CC 2018)
• PageMaker (v4.2 – v7.x)
• FreeHand (v7.0 – v11.x)
• QuarkXPress (v3.1 – 2017)
• Word (2000 – 2002)
• CorelDRAW (v8.0 – v9.x)
• EPS
• TIFF
• much more…

Collect and Package

FlightCheck collects and packages required print elements, to ensure that jobs print as expected. The collected ZIP package will contain the following:

• The original DTP file
• Linked Images (assuming they are reachable)
• Used Fonts (assuming they are reachable)
• Preflight Report

Purchasing Options

Perpetual
$399 / lifetime
✓ One-time purchase

✖ No free update period

✖ Must pay for future versions

More Options (Seat Count, Quantity, and Upgrades)

Seat Count

Seat Count is the number of systems a single License can be installed on. You may wish to purchase a 5 seat count, quantity 1, to install on 5 machines using a single License.

Quantity

Quantity is the number of individual Licenses to purchase. You may wish to purchase 5 individual Licenses each to be installed on 1 system.

Upgrade

You may qualify for upgrade pricing if you have a previous License Code for FlightCheck. You’ll see the upgrade discount after you click the “ADD TO CART” button.

Some people might ask

Why Preflight?

Highlight Potential Problems

FlightChecks Page Layout View can show you the exact page and location of a problematic element.

Set the Flags You Need

FlightChecks can check for hundreds of potential problems. You have the ability to customize it, to report on only the things you care about.

Don't Trust Your Eyes

Just because your document looks good on your computer screen doesn’t mean it’ll look the same when printed. Things such as the wrong color space or resolution can ruin an otherwise beautiful piece of print.

Set Warning Levels for Different Types of Issues

FlightCheck gives you the ability to set the check level to either Off, Warning, or Error. Off is for non issues. Warning is for potential problems. Error is for problems that prevent the job from printing correctly.

Verify Before You Print

Verify the print job with FlightCheck, before sending to the printer, and ease your mind. Don’t spend the weekend worrying if a potential problem will cause the printer to reject your work.

See an Immediate Return for Your Money

A single problematic print job can set you back thousands of dollars. Veteran printers and designers know that skipping the preflight will come back to haunt you, sooner or later.

Don't Take Our Word for It

“FlightCheck is an indispensable program to check all types of files before sending them to print. While some programs have built-in preflight, none surpasses the options and power of FlightCheck.”

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  17 customer reviews
by Aaron on FlightCheck
Have to Check Incoming Ads!

I receive PDF magazine ads from sometimes questionable designers, which I use it to quickly verify resolution, color setup, and fonts. I have to be careful as bottom feeder advertisers can use the smallest problem as an excuse not to want to pay the bill. It’s a complete time saver, and I sometimes use it to spot check my own PDFs, and even graphics.

by mayerat on FlightCheck
FlightCheck

I receive ads in PDF from different customers. It’s for a magazine and I use flightcheck to control them and send a report (or a printscreen) to the «makers» when there is a color or a resolution problem.
It’s quick and easy.

by Darryl O. on FlightCheck
Graphic Technologies Faculty

I really have found Flightcheck 6.80 to be an essential in the classroom, for it give us both the Prepress Operator and Designer's perspective on how to properly prepare files for Output!

by Ronald Curttright on FlightCheck
It doesn't collect everything

I do most of my jobs in Quark Xpress and when I go and collect for output, Flightcheck doesn't collect some of the links that I have in my Quark file. If I have a eps file that was done in Illustrator and put on in the Quark file, it will not collect all of the images that I have link in that eps file. I can't trust Flightcheck to collect everything anymore, I have to use another program to collect the eps files that I have in that Quark file.

Thank you Ronald for the review. In the past the documents you supplied as examples the eps files were embedded rather than linked. FlightCheck will not attempt to collect embedded files, only linked files. If you have examples of Quark files with linked eps files (not embedded) that aren't collecting please submit those to our support team (support.markzware.com) so we can look into it.

by PrivateU2430 on FlightCheck
Excellent!

Can preflight InDesign CC. Checks a whole lot of document details. Excellent!

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Is there a Windows version of FlightCheck?

At this time FlightCheck is a macOS application only.

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by Aaron on FlightCheck
Have to Check Incoming Ads!

I receive PDF magazine ads from sometimes questionable designers, which I use it to quickly verify resolution, color setup, and fonts. I have to be careful as bottom feeder advertisers can use the smallest problem as an excuse not to want to pay the bill. It’s a complete time saver, and I sometimes use it to spot check my own PDFs, and even graphics.

by mayerat on FlightCheck
FlightCheck

I receive ads in PDF from different customers. It’s for a magazine and I use flightcheck to control them and send a report (or a printscreen) to the «makers» when there is a color or a resolution problem.
It’s quick and easy.

by Darryl O. on FlightCheck
Graphic Technologies Faculty

I really have found Flightcheck 6.80 to be an essential in the classroom, for it give us both the Prepress Operator and Designer's perspective on how to properly prepare files for Output!

by Ronald Curttright on FlightCheck
It doesn't collect everything

I do most of my jobs in Quark Xpress and when I go and collect for output, Flightcheck doesn't collect some of the links that I have in my Quark file. If I have a eps file that was done in Illustrator and put on in the Quark file, it will not collect all of the images that I have link in that eps file. I can't trust Flightcheck to collect everything anymore, I have to use another program to collect the eps files that I have in that Quark file.

Thank you Ronald for the review. In the past the documents you supplied as examples the eps files were embedded rather than linked. FlightCheck will not attempt to collect embedded files, only linked files. If you have examples of Quark files with linked eps files (not embedded) that aren't collecting please submit those to our support team (support.markzware.com) so we can look into it.

by PrivateU2430 on FlightCheck
Excellent!

Can preflight InDesign CC. Checks a whole lot of document details. Excellent!

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System Requirements

  • macOS 10.6.8 or higher
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution
  • Internet connection to Activate and Register
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