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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Preflight

On its way to prepress production, your job will usually be run through a preflight process to check for problems with setup and content. Don’t take it personally. It’s better to find problems early in the job rather than later when deadlines loom. For application files such as Illustrator or Adobe InDesign® files, many prepress departments use dedicated preflight software such as FlightCheck® Professional from Markzware. Some departments rely on dedicated preflight operators to manually check files for problems, and some combine FlightCheck with manual checks geared toward the printer’s particular workflow. To preflight submitted PDF files, many print service providers use PDF-specific software such as Enfocus PitStop, PDF/X Checkup ...

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