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Markzware Offers Essential Update To FlightCheck

New update is compatible with both Macintosh OSX and Windows (March 29, 2005)

Markzware, developer of software solutions for the global printing and graphic arts industries, is pleased to announce immediate availability of FlightCheck Professional and FlightCheck Designer version 5.52. This brand new superior update is compatible with both Macintosh OSX and Windows 98 and newer.

FlightCheck Professional is a prepress application for print shops and publishers that sets the standard for digital file quality control (preflighting); FlightCheck Designer is the version used by many graphic artists and design houses. This application has saved the international printing and graphic arts industries hundreds of millions of dollars/euros in reprocessing costs and make-goods. The application supports a wide variety of native application files from popular authoring software vendors like Adobe, Microsoft and Quark. As well, accredited standard preflighting specifications such as PDF/X1, PDF/X1a and PDF/X3 are 'built-in' to the application.

"We have had a tremendous response to the 5.5 versions of FlightCheck and now this free update adds even more capabilities," said Patrick Marchese, President/CEO of Markzware. "These new features will help all our FlightCheck customers streamline their workflows. It is faster on both the Macintosh and Windows platforms and now includes a command-line interface for Windows users!"

"The quality control solutions that Markzware offers ensure that the printed piece, whether PDF or other file types, output as expected with no surprises for a proper digital file exchange. If one can create a drawing or schematic of their digital workflow, Markzware's solutions are open and flexible enough to integrate with third-party applications creating an automated, hands-off approach to processing digital files, with preflighting and postflighting checks along the way."

The new features and functionality in FlightCheck Professional and Designer are:
? Full preflight support for PDF version 1.5
? Optimized performance and faster processing.
? More robust OPI support, including Unix file paths
? User-definable recursive and absolute path searching
? Command-line interface for Windows version.
? "Fill of None" rule has been implemented
? Support for 16-bit TIFF images (Ground Control added)
? Complete detection of application-generated clipping paths
? Automatic FlightPlan and Ground Control switching

Both FlightCheck Professional and Designer v5.52 are available free of charge to registered users of FlightCheck v5.5.

For more information on FlightCheck Professional and Designer, visit

About Markzware
Markzware is the leading developer of quality-assurance, data conversion and workflow solutions for the international graphic arts, printing, publishing and digital multimedia industries. Markzware is a privately held company based in Santa Ana, California, USA.

Markzware B.V., located in Rijswijk, The Netherlands, is the company's headquarters for activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


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