Pre-flight

Pre-flight is the first phase of the Fineline digital premedia workflow wherein a collection of computer files provided by clients will be translated from an application-specific format such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator or QuarkXPress to a format that the raster image processor (RIP) can interpret. Pre-flighting prevents production delays caused by missing materials or improperly prepared materials. Once the incoming materials have passed the pre-flight check, they are ready to be put into production and sent to the RIP.