XChange announce exclusive promotion on FlightCheck Professional 6

November 10, 2007 in Publishing (F)

[prMac.com] XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce a significant savings opportunity never before offered on Markzware's popular FlightCheck Professional. From now until 31st December 2007, customers can save $140.00/£70.00 on FlightCheck Professional 6.

FlightCheck Professional is the prepress application used to manage quality control for printing, providing both native file and PDF preflight checking. FlightCheck is an essential tool for Creative Designers, Layout Artists, Prepress Production Departments, Customer Service Reps and Graphics Professionals within the print and publishing industries; helping them prepare PDF and other document types for commercial printing. 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.

"We are pleased to be able to extend this promotion to customers, giving them the opportunity to experience the incredible features which FlightCheck offers users. Markzware's award-winning technology saves users time and money, and now they can save even more," states William Buckingham, Managing Director of XChange International.

Including numerous advanced capabilities, FlightCheck version 6 is based directly on user feedback. It was created for printers, service bureaus, advertising agencies, graphic studios and publishers as a complete, easy to use design and prepress quality assurance tool.

Compatible with Adobe InDesign CS3 and QuarkXPress 7, 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 incorrect 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.

Features include:
- Stand-alone application so native file creator applications are not required
- Refined interface for PDF preflighting
- Categories of potential problems
- Customisable rule sets to check PDF and non-PDF files (source files)
- Support for third-party font applications
- Customisable font and image paths
- Scans, reports and collects the entire job
- Preflights both PDF and non-PDF files
- Removes guesswork identifying errors
- Optimises productivity and billable hours
- Keep presses running at peak capacity
- Verifies multiple documents in one session
- Preflights widest range of digital files
- Provides feedback to a user's customers
- Establishes quality control continuity
- Saves money by eliminating job reprints

New in FlightCheck(R) Professional v6 is a redesigned interface which allows for Auto-Flight Plan Switching, meaning it will switch the preflight checks, from PDF to QuarkXPress or Adobe InDesign, etc, automatically based on what the file type dropped or opened in FlightCheck. Also, version 6 includes Macintosh Universal Binary compatibility, QuarkXPress 7 support, a special PDF object model allowing access to virtually all intricate detail within a PDF file and more. PDF FlightPlans include PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3 and PDF/X PLUS (Ghent PDF Workgroup(R) settings).

FlightCheck Professional 6 is available at the promotional pricing through XChange International now through 31st December, 2007 only. To order, or for more information, users can visit www.xchangeuk.com, 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.


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