Markzware, a California USA based company, is a software publisher with expertise in the worldwide graphics, printing and publishing industries.
Founded in 1992, Markzware was created by Patrick Marchese and Ron Crandall, and Markzware incorporated in 1995. We started with a dream of a superior quality control product for designers and printers which created the preflight industry. 1996 saw the company’s first footprint in Europe, and in 1998, a separate company, Markzware B.V., was created in The Netherlands.
In the fall of 1995, Markzware applied for U.S. Patent # 5,963,641 for the “Device and method for examining, verifying, correcting and approving electronic documents prior to printing, transmission or recording.” Markzware’s flagship product, FlightCheck®, is the embodiment of that patent. FlightCheck dominates the industry it created, serving thousands of professional creative design agencies, printers and publishers worldwide.
Today, Markzware expands its line of affordable data conversion and preflighting tools. Our objective is developing tools that work and that provide superb value for our customers. Ease of use and day-to-day labor reduction are key design factors.
Markzware products help our industry minimize environmental impact by repurposing content, reducing reprinting and providing file recovery to reduce ink, chemical, paper and electrical consumption.
Markzware FlightCheck 2022 Mac (Preflight for Print)
Look deep into my documents
FlightCheck 2022 is our next-generation, stand-alone preflight application. This quality control tool will inspect and analyze all colors, fonts, images, and more, within both native and PDF documents.
It is complete with Inventory and Packaging functionality to ensure documents are print-ready. FlightCheck offers deep insight into your desktop publishing (DTP) file content and creates a package for sharing, printing, or archiving. Preflight Reports can even be integrated as JSON or XML, directly into most automated workflows.
FlightCheck can lend a hand to graphic designers seeking a preflighting tool. This prepress solution provides all required document elements to your printer, a customer service representative (CSR) tasked with preparing job quotes, or a graphic design department looking to archive years of work.
The Inspector Widgets provides a high-level overview of the document. At
a glance, you can see which file
type, which version,
and when the document was last
modified. Is it intended for
print, mobile, or web?
How many pages and
spreads are included? Are there any
missing or inactive used fonts?
Are there missing or embedded
Continue with the Inventory View, for a thorough analysis of the
document contents. Detailed file,
page, and print information is displayed. View all of the job
images, both linked and embedded, alongside all of their
important details (e.g., type,
…). You can also see
detailed color, page, and font
Discover Design, Print, Output, and Archive Problems
FlightCheck will highlight errors,
during preflight, such as missing
fonts and images.
The application will also warn
about potential issues, such as
embedded images or
inactive fonts. Prepress specialists can use FlightCheck to
help avoid any of these errors, which could cause common printing
problems, or worse, re-printing the entire job.
This graphic illustrates FlightCheck’s extensive list of modifiable
Ground Controls used to check for potential production errors.
Collect and Package
FlightCheck excels at collecting and packaging required job elements,
ensuring you have everything needed for the next step in your workflow.
The collected package for print, digital output, or archiving, can
include the following:
• The Original DTP file (INDD,
QXP, PDF, AI, …)
• Exported PDF file
• Converted IDML file*
• Linked Images
• Extracted Embedded Images
• Used Fonts
• Inventory Report
(as HTML, TXT, RTF, JSON, or XML)
• Package Report
(as HTML, TXT, RTF, JSON, or XML)
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
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