I recently started a job with a monthly publication. I wanted to know what the options for pre-flight software are. I know of Acrobat, but it has been questionable at times, in terms of pointing of resolutions. Any advice or recommendations would be great!
I would take a look at this site. http://www.vigc.org/standard-preflight-profiles/ These Profiles that are free to use are great for starting out understanding preflight and different methods that are used in the industry. I use one of them most of the time for Sheetfed CMYK. I have used some of these profiles to get Clients started looking at preflight and how to use some of the Adobe Products. I would also contact a few printers that you might have in mind to use. If they recommend or help out they probably will be a good printer to use.
I am not affiliated with this Company so please understand I am only sharing what I have found to be helpful.
We need to know a little more about your pre flight expectations and such before offering a concrete answer, but PitStop is always available:
Indesign can be used for preflight, but it depends on exactly what your specific concern is and how demanding your expectations...