FlightCheck Express: Markzware is previewing its new preflighting software

Technology preview of a new product

22. April 2021In PublishingBy Karsten Risseeuw2 Minutes

At the beginning of April, Markzware invited a preview of a new product via social media. FlightCheck Express, software that will inherit FlightCheck Pro, was presented. The video was a technology preview and the product is not yet available. What does the software manufacturer show?

Markzware became famous for its FlightCheck Pro product. FlightCheck Pro can be used to check publishing documents for possible errors. Over 150 possible sources of error are checked and output as a report. In addition, the errors can also be addressed directly in some documents.

However, FlightCheck Pro can no longer run on new operating systems. No further development has been carried out for years. How should it go on? Markzware has been streamlining its products for a long time. Older products are either discarded or replaced by new developments. Some conversion solutions have already been replaced by new products. A product is in the starting blocks with which PDF files can be converted to IDML. (and thus to Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress and Affinity Publisher).

The current technology preview shows what preflighting could look like in the next few years. The product is not ready yet. However, the preview shows a product that is already well developed.

Here is the video with the preview:

FlightCheck Express will be able to check documents quickly and easily and reissue reports. The ability to display errors directly on the correct page is also impressive – even if the original software is not available!

Since this is only a preview, it is not yet possible to assess the finished product. As soon as more information is available, we will report it here. If you would like to be informed, subscribe to our newsletter.