Having a repro house run your job through a preflighting program can prevent errors from showing up in print, but each problem that crops up causes delays, and may result in extra charges.
Markzware’s FlightCheck Classic 4.2 can help eliminate problems before submitting your job, saving time and money. Its Ground Controls palette lets you set up the rules by which the program will flag conditions as errors. FlightCheck scans your publication and then produces a detailed usage report, a window showing the problems it has flagged, and a window that lets you step through and fix problems. When you’re done, the program can collect the job’s elements and save them for transmission.
FlightCheck looks for everything from obvious oversights – such as missing fonts – to obscure problems, such as an out-of-range ink limit. And it supports all major page-layout and image-editing programs.
FlightCheck Classic catches more potential problems and is more configurable than its main competitor, Extensis’s Preflight Pro. And, it’s much more comprehensive than the preflighting utilities in the applications whose output it checks. If you need to deliver publications that will sail through your repro house’s production chain, this is an indispensable tool.