XChange Announce Exclusive Unprecedented Promotion on Markzware

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[prMac.com] London, UK - XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide are pleased to announce a limited time promotion offering FlightCheck Professional 6 for Macintosh (a 428.00 or $612.00 value) FREE with the purchase of Q2ID for Adobe InDesign, or ID2Q for QuarkXPress. The offer is valid 2nd March until 17th April 2009 only.

"Our customers are always inquiring into ways they can save time and money in this economy," said Tami Stodghill, Press Relations Manager with XChange International. "They are seeking products to automate and streamline their workflows and desire an immediate return on their investment. The award-winning FlightCheck Professional, as well as the ID2Q and Q2ID conversion tools, fit that bill and they can rest assured their investments will produce savings from the first use. XChange International and Markzware are committed to offering users the most for their money during these difficult financial times."

FlightCheck(R) Professional 6 is the prepress application used to manage quality control for printing. This solution provides both native file and PDF preflight checking and is backed by a United States patent. It was created for printers, service bureaus, advertising agencies, graphic studios and publishers as a complete prepress and design quality assurance tool. Easy-to-use, affordable and detailed in it's reporting, FlightCheck is for just about anyone who works with digital arts files for print.

FlightCheck helps create excellent PDF files for brochures, advertisements, manuals, and virtually any printed document. It provides complete quality control saving printers and publishers time and money by avoiding re-printing jobs. FlightCheck addresses the top-ten prepress problems: missing fonts, incorrect traps, incorrectly specified colours, scans made in the wrong mode, improper page settings, unlinked graphics, inadequate bleeds, lack of a laser proof, missing graphics and image resolution. Using a simple drag-and-drop interface, FlightCheck Professional scans a wide variety of file types, including InDesign, QuarkXPress, Portable Document Formats (PDF), PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, FreeHand, CorelDRAW and many more.

FlightCheck inspects a document using hundreds of available checks. It warns the operator about any potential problems that may reside in a digital file, including font and graphic incompatibilities. This application verifies critical file elements, such as colour space and resolution, assuring validity. After verification, FlightCheck Professional generates a detailed report, indicating whether the file has passed or failed the preflight tests and spells out specific problems that must be addressed to ensure that the file will travel onto the next stage of production without error or delay.

Q2ID (QuarkXPress to Adobe(R) InDesign) is a plug-in for converting documents from QuarkXPress(R) to InDesign(R) format. The plug-in is designed for use by Service Bureaus, Translation Services, Data Conversion Specialists, and other users migrating to the Adobe InDesign platform. The product can convert Quark documents created with either the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) or Apple(R) Macintosh(R) versions of QuarkXPress into Adobe InDesign for Macintosh format. The repurposed legacy content from Quark files preserves the content, pages, layers, look and feel of the original document.

Intricate details of the content within the QuarkXPress document are instantly re-created within InDesign. Items converted from Quark format include: page positioning, colour models, fonts and styles, images, and text attributes as well as tables, layers, blends, runarounds, linked text boxes and anchored boxes, PANTONE(R) colours and other colour models. The Q2ID document conversion technology saves countless hours of scanning, re-keying and formatting. This product will convert and transform files created from QuarkXPress on either the Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh OS, into an Adobe InDesign file which then can be opened on both platforms.

ID2Q (InDesign to QuarkXPress) offers a quick and easy way to convert InDesign files into QuarkXPress documents. All elements of the InDesign document, including object positions, colours, text, text attributes, images, etc. are converted in a single operation. ID2Q7 allows you to select several conversion options and convert your files in a few easy steps. ID2Q7 also converts cross-platform files, converting Windows InDesign files to Macintosh QuarkXPress documents.

After installing ID2Q7, users simply select the Convert InDesign Files item from the Utility menu to open an InDesign document. Once open, users are presented with a dialogue that includes several options for controlling the document's conversion. For text, users can choose to import InDesign style sheets, convert styled text to plain text, or remove all text. For pictures/graphics, users can convert with/without previews, or can choose to exclude the pictures and convert only the picture boxes. Hidden layers and objects that are on the pasteboard may be optionally converted as well.

ID2Q or Q2ID with a FREE FlightCheck Professional 6 for Macintosh are available now through XChange International via electronic delivery worldwide. To order, or for more information, users can visit the website, or call on +44(0)20 7490 4455 during UK business hours.

XChange are a leading supplier of desktop graphic and publishing applications, QuarkXTension(R) technology; Adobe InDesign(R), Acrobat(R) and Photoshop(R) Plug-ins(R) and other design and publishing utilities. XChange offer extended technology products from across the world specific to the graphic design, print and publishing industries and make them available to an extensive user base via their printed catalogue or online at their web site. The company are headquartered in Central London and also offer specialist training on many of the solutions they sell.

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