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DistributorX announce agreement to distribute Markzware FlightCheck Online for the UK & Ireland

Web based preflight and delivery solution for printers and publishers

(PresseBox) (EP Rijswijk, ) DistributorX, the worldwide technology channel source, are pleased to announce a commercial partnership with Markzware Europe to distribute their popular FlightCheck Online product. DistributorX will exclusively distribute Markzware's web-based tool-kit, for the printing, publishing and the larger graphic arts industry in the UK and Ireland, effective immediately. DistributorX are also the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor of Markzware's other award-winning software line which includes the leading desktop preflight application, FlightCheck® Professional and popular data conversion solutions like ID2Q, a Quark XTension that opens Adobe InDesign® documents directly within QuarkXPress.

FlightCheck Online provides any customer delivering print jobs the ability to preflight both PDF and non-PDF files locally on their desktop computers. Application types such as QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign are also supported.

Renown publishers and printers such as the Telegraph Group Limited, EMI Music, J Jays Limited and Tetra Pak are currently using and profiting with FlightCheck Online.

FlightCheck Online's preflighting is done on the local machine before sending the job to the printer, repro-house/agency or publisher (the licensee). The robust, feature-packed software checks digital files destined for print against customised preflight rules that are defined by the receiving side (print service providers, etc.). The sender cannot alter the preflight rules, giving the receiver complete control over the final output of the files received through their very own, often bespoke FlightCheck Online solution.

By way of a standard web browser, the sender is automatically notified of all required corrections before the job is transmitted and then instantly receives confirmation when the print job is accepted. When preflight is completed, FlightCheck Online then automatically collects, compresses and sends the print job over the internet via FTP to the printer or publisher. This includes necessary files, including fonts and images. Collected jobs may also be saved onto the local machine.

"This distribution agreement for FlightCheck Online is a natural extension of a lengthy relationship between Markzware and DistributorX," comments Chris Hardy, Managing Director of DistributorX. "Markzware is renowned for their quality software products and quick customer support. DistributorX are very pleased to be appointed exclusive distributor of FlightCheck Online for the UK region. This agreement enables us to offer the entire Markzware product range to our valuable reseller channel."

David Dilling, Managing Director of Makzware's European office added, "DistributorX have shown that they can successfully market, sell and support desktop tools, such as FlightCheck Professional, and also industrial strength preflight solutions like FlightCheck Online. This web-based quality control tool-kit is simple to understand and use. The solution actually becomes part of a printer or publisher's standard web page. We are grateful to DistributorX, as FlightCheck Online will now have the expertise it deserves. DistributorX can now provide integrators and dealers all across the UK and Ireland this one-of-a-kind quality control solution."

FlightCheck Online is available in two versions; Standard and Enterprise. Servers supported are with the following Operating Systems installed: Windows XP, Windows NT/2000, Windows 2003 Server, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Pricing options range from 4,995 GBP to 10,500 GBP depending on installation type. For more information and to try the FREE template-based solution, go to:

The Markzware product range includes:

Preflighting Solutions: * FlightCheck Professional and FlightCheck Designer, stand-a-lone applications and * FlightCheck Studio, a QuarkXPress® XTensions® or Adobe® InDesign® Plug-in

Data Conversion Solutions: * PM2Q (PageMaker to Quark), ID2Q (InDesign to Quark), QuarkXPress® XTensions® * MarkzTools, a file-recovery QuarkXPress® XTension® and "version down-saver" * PasteBoard, Pict Attributes, QuarkXPress® XTensions®

Markzware Europe

Markzware, a privately held company based in Santa Ana, California, is a leading developer of quality assurance, data conversion and workflow solutions for the international graphic arts, printing, publishing and digital multimedia industries. Markzware B.V. located in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, is the company's headquarters for activities in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.