SANTA ANA, Calif. – March 28, 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

“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
* 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

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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.