Markzware&Ghent Markzware have award winning applications for professional preflights, in prepress processing of files. As a result of this partnership, users will gain the ultimate level of efficiency in professional publishing, combining accurate pre-flighting of various file formats with robust automation capabilities. Ghent (Belgium), September 29, 2006 ­ Gradual Software, specialists in software solutions for automating the publishing process, announces a partnership with Markzware, developer of the award-winning FlightCheck series of pre-flight software. The partnership allows Markzware’s pre-flight tools to seamlessly integrate with Gradual’s SWITCH product line:

  • PowerSWITCH accepts jobs that have been submitted through FlightCheck Online, and automatically processes those jobs based on the contents of FlightCheck Online’s job ticket and pre-flight results.
  • FullSWITCH (and PowerSWITCH) feature a built-in configurator for FlightCheck Professional, which allows to setup and perform automated pre-flight on virtually any desktop or server at minimal expense.

Patrick Marchese, CEO of Markzware, says: "Gradual Software has a great market potential for their advanced publishing automation tools. This is in part due to the 100% focus on automation and their quick development turn-around in adding new features to their SWITCH software line, such as the integration with Markzware FlightCheck Online and Professional." About Gradual Software Gradual Software was established in November 2004 to develop and deliver software for full automation across the numerous stages of professional publishing. Gradual’s automation solutions are designed to benefit all participants in the publishing workflow, including content originators (authors and designers), content processors (editors, designers and layout artists), brand owners (publishers and marketing departments) and service providers (printers). Gradual offers the SWITCH family of workflow automation software consisting of three modules: LightSWITCH, an entry-level tool for automation of file reception through FTP; FullSWITCH, a mid-range product that adds configurators to allow third-party applications to be integrated seamlessly in the workflow; and PowerSWITCH, the top-of-the-line package offering extensive scripting and metadata tools to build smart workflows, together with a bundled workgroup client. Gradual Software is privately held by its management team, and is located in Ghent, Belgium. Related link: Markzware Related link: Gradual Software