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Markzware Donation Upgrades Cal Poly Graphic Communication Labs

Press release from the issuing company

SANTA ANA, California - August 15, 2007 - Markzware, a leading software publishing company, donated licenses of a new software program, enabling Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department to upgrade its electronic printing and publishing laboratories.
Markzware donated 64 licenses of FlightCheck Professional Version 6, valued at $32,000. This is a prepress application used to manage quality control for print jobs. The solution provides both native file and PDF preflight checking. FlightCheck is designed for creative designers, prepress departments, customer service representatives and graphics professionals in the digital print and publishing industries.
The software helps prepare PDF and other documents for commercial printing. It helps save printers and publishers time and money by avoiding re-printing jobs.
"We use Markzware FlightCheck Pro to teach undergraduates about the complexities and requirements needed to prepare a job for print," said Jon Sehmer, technician for the Graphic Communication Department's electronic printing and publishing labs.
Mary Gay Marchese, Markzware's director of public relations, said, "Markzware is proud to provide preflighting technology to Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department. It allows us to work together to prepare students with electronic printing and publishing skills and support teachers using technology to improve student learning."
Markzware has long been dedicated to supporting the teaching and learning experiences that engage and inspire students, according to Harvey Levenson, head of the Graphic Communication Department. "Markzware has been a partner in education with Cal Poly for many years. There is absolutely no question that our students are uniquely prepared to enter the graphic communication industry as a result of their in-depth understanding of preflighting -- an essential knowledge of industry professionals."