Markzware has introduced FlightCheck Professional v5.8. This update is available for both FlightCheck Professional and FlightCheck Designer for Macintosh and Windows platforms. Version 5.8 has expanded PDF checking based upon the Ghent PDF Workgroup's (GWG) PDF/X-PLUS specifications. This upgrade comes with built in Ground Controls that validate PDFs to the GWG specifications. A number of other customer suggestions have been implemented and optimized in this upgrade, including: improved handling for gradients and blends, embedded ICC profile detection for PhotoShop EPS, improved Text Overprint reporting for PDF, improved Artificial Text Styling detection for PDF, and detection of Special Print Options for InDesign files. The full version MSRP price is $499 and the upgrade price is $199. This upgrade is free to all registered users of v5.5 or higher. The company also introduced the FlightCheck Online Single Subscriber Edition. It is priced at $7,500 plus a 12 percent annual maintenance fee.