Markzware Ships FlightCheck v6 For Apple Macintosh
SANTA ANA, California — Markzware, inventor of preflight, and data conversion software leader, announces the major release of FlightCheck v6 for Macintosh that includes QuarkXPress 7 and Adobe InDesign CS3 support. FlightCheck is the patented, pre-eminent quality control program for the print and publishing industries that, since 1995, has contributed significantly to the verification of properly prepared digital content.
Markzware’s CEO, Patrick Marchese discussed FlightCheck’s contribution to the industry: “Print and publishing technologies are constantly advancing, and businesses need a dependable, quality- control preflight solution that takes advantage of those improvements. For instance, new features within the recent releases of Quark 7 and InDesign v5, part of the Adobe CS3 package provide designers added convenience. However, new features can open the door to more errors. Printers and publishers are pressured to provide faster turn-around and, at the same time control expenses in order to maximize already low margins. FlightCheck 6 delivers on Markzware’s promise to provide our customers with top-flight preflighting to compete and prosper in today’s fast-paced environment. Professionals that are looking to streamline their digital print output and eliminate costly re-runs should consider FlightCheck as their quality-control solution.”
FlightCheck 6 has been in Beta since November of 2006 with 30 key Markzware clients and for the last several weeks, the beta program has been opened to thousands of FlightCheck users, worldwide.
FLIGHTCHECK 6 FEATURES
Refined User Interface for PDF Preflighting
Includes automatic switching between PDF and non-PDF preflight rules. This helps those companies with mixed workflows achieve unparalleled performance and accuracy with standardized PDF rule sets like PDF-X and The Ghent PDF Workgroup’s PDF-X Plus specifications.
QuarkXPress 7 and Adobe InDesign CS3 Support
FlightCheck is now Universal Binary compatible with Native Apple Macintosh Intel machines and allows users to preflight QuarkXPress v7 and Adobe InDesign v5 from a single and central stand-alone application.
Support for Third-Party Font Applications
FlightCheck 6 supports popular Font Management Tools, such as Extensis Suitcase Fusion, Insider Software FontAgent Pro, Linotype FontExplorer and Apple Font Book .
Pre-configured Collection Folders
This new version automatically creates Fonts and Images subfolders whenever collecting jobs for print.
Enhanced Font and Image Searching
Users have the ability to setup customized font and image paths for prioritizing where these components should be searched for first.
ADDITIONAL ENHANCEMENTS INCLUDE
• When jobs are collected, they now have ‘pass’ (Markzware Eagle Icon) or ‘fail’ (X symbol) folder icons.
• X & Y Effective Resolution for Images shown on screen in the Overview Window.
• Printed page number shows for Images taking into account Section Numbers and Front Matter/Rear Matter pages.
• New preference for Print that allows user control over font and icon size for printed reports.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Both FlightCheck Designer and FlightCheck Professional v6 for Macintosh are being shipped to dealers and partners immediately. Both upgrades are available free of charge for registered FlightCheck 5.8 users who purchased on or after February 1, 2007. The FlightCheck Professional upgrade from v5.x to 6 is $199. The MSRP for Markzware FlightCheck Professional is $499. You can also visit http://www.markzware.com/store.
Trainers and consultants providing preflight education to the design and printing industries using Markzware’s FlightCheck(r) solutions may be eligible to receive 1 FREE unit with proof of their curriculum.
Markzware is the leading developer of quality assurance, data conversion and workflow solutions for the international graphic arts, printing, publishing and digital multimedia industries. Markzware is a privately held company based in Santa Ana, California.