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Preflight and fix your barcodes now with Barcode CheckUp! -- From now on your can preflight and verify barcodes versus predefined profiles, generate reports about the barcodes embedded in documents.
Barcode CheckUp Version 1 is the first software on the market that allows barcode verification on your vector artwork files.

Wilrijk, Belgium (September 2, 2004) -- Graphic specialists agree, increasing quality and reducing errors is key to running a successful graphic business these days. Making sure you have a perfect barcode is part of this quality assurance task. And that is where Barcode CheckUp comes to your aid: it introduces the concept of pre-flighting on barcodes.

Barcode CheckUp is specially designed to support the quality assurance tasks of barcodes.
The first task it handles is creating reports: you can generate a report for all incoming files that contains information about the embedded barcodes, and the quality of those barcodes. These reports can be saved for later reference.
The second task it handles is barcode overview: inside Adobe Illustrator, you will get a list of barcodes, and the parameters of each of them. A single click will take you the barcode, and lets you inspect each of the barcodes.
The third task it handles is fixing problems. You can select to fix the found problems automatically. Or you can globally change parameters for all barcodes in job.

“We saw that our customers were ready for digital barcode preflighting,” says Barcode CheckUp creator Frank Vyncke. “when we saw the evolution of film going away in favor of CTP, and when we saw that barcode creation was moved from prepress to designers. Our customers also requested a replacement for the reports generated by ‘barcode verification scanners’. Barcode CheckUp addresses all these needs in a simple and powerful verification tool”

Barcode Toolbox is an Adobe Illustrator plug-in that allows open a document, and get an instant overview of all the barcodes in the document, verify them against profiles you define, fix problems, and generate reports.
You can also specify the profile parameters, and you can setup your report settings, leading to a one-click preflight process.
Barcode CheckUp is now available and supports Adobe Illustrator 10 and CS, on Macintosh OS. A Windows version will be released later this year.

Pricing and Availability
The Barcode CheckUp Version 1 Plug-in suite is immediately available worldwide at a street price of US $99.95, or for registered users of Barcode Toolbox 3.x at a street price of US $79.95.
A Bundle of Barcode CheckUp and Barcode Toolbox is available at a street price of US $159.95.
Barcode CheckUp can be purchased online through the Yin4Yang store at

About Adobe Systems Incorporated
Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated builds award-winning software solutions for Web and print publishing. Its graphic design, imaging, dynamic media, and authoring tools enable customers to create, publish and deliver visually rich content for various types of media. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Adobe is the third largest PC software company in the U.S., with annual revenues exceeding $1 billion.

About Yin4Yang N.V.
Founded in 2000, Yin4Yang creates plug-ins for Adobe products providing the additional functionality needed by pre-press artists to deliver professional quality digital files.

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