Markzware’s FlightCheck has been a de-facto standard in the graphic arts industry for many years, checking files for potential output problems — in print and PDF. Version 6.1 adds support for QuarkXPress 7 projects, and is claimed to be four times faster than previous versions. (Previous releases supported QuarkXPress versions 3, 4, 5 and 6, as well as InDesign, Illustrator, PDF, and other formats.) Price: US$499. Upgrades: free from version 6 or $199 from version 5.
Back in September, we posted four 4-minute how-to videos by Markzware’s Doug Rosen. If you’re curious about FlightCheck and want to see exactly how easy it is to use, check out these videos.
Basics of FlightCheck: Video How-Tos
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.