Markzware Upgrades FlightCheck Pro
Mac and Windows versions updated to 5.8
FlightCheck Professional, the preflighting, data-extraction, and conversion software from Markzware, has been updated to version 5.8 for both Mac and Windows platforms. The latest version expands PDF checking and bases it on the Ghent PDF Workgroup's (GWG) PDF/X Plus specification. (GWG has established "best practice" specifications for the production and preflighting of PDF files for a variety of specialist applications.) FlightCheck now comes with built-in "Ground Controls" that validate PDFs to GWG specs.
Some improvements implemented with this upgrade include improved handling of gradients and blends; embedded ICC-profile detection for Photoshop EPS; improved Text Overprint reporting for PDF; improved Artificial Text Styling detection for PDF; and detection of Special Print Options for Adobe InDesign files.
MSRP: $499; upgrade price: $199. The upgrade is free to all registered users of v. 5.5 or higher.