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Education Institutions Empower Students with QuarkXPress 8

Educators at All Levels of Study Believe QuarkXPress is Essential for Success Beyond the Classroom

DENVER - 4/22/2009 -

Educators from around the world are adopting QuarkXPress® 8 as an essential element of their students' curriculum, citing ease-of-use, innovative and robust functionality, and outstanding customer support from Quark. John Abbott College, Merivale High School, Mohawk College, and Nativity School Catholic Elementary are a selection of schools that have integrated QuarkXPress 8 into their classrooms to help students communicate through design, practice their layout and design technique, and gain the skills that will help them secure employment.

Educators Comment on the Value QuarkXPress for Students
Irving Osterer, department head of fine arts, library, and communications technology at Merivale High School in Ottawa, Ontario, said, "I can honestly say that I would not have been able to enjoy the success I have had in the classroom without QuarkXPress. We are transitioning to QuarkXPress 8 now and produce everything you can imagine, from playing cards and large-format posters to amazing artwork with the Bezier pen tool. My students' work speaks volumes about how useful QuarkXPress is."

Rick Rock, co-chairperson of the PDHT program for John Abbott College in Quebec, Canada, said, "We continue to choose QuarkXPress for our curriculum because it is a must-have skill for our students and Quark has a top-notch team dedicated to education. Also, we are able to deploy QuarkXPress via a network license server which is cost effective, eliminates scheduling dead-ends, and allows us to use our licenses across all of our Mac® and PC labs wherever we need it."

Martin Crawford, professor of graphic design at Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario, Canada, said, "At Mohawk College we take pride in adhering to the industry standards that help our students become the best among their fields. QuarkXPress has been a part of our curriculum for over 15 years. Its clean and un-cluttered user interface makes it much more accessible than some of the other software we teach. I believe expert knowledge of QuarkXPress is essential for students as they graduate from our graphic design programs."

Lynne Brusco Moore, newspaper adviser at Nativity School Catholic Elementary in Hollywood, FL said, "I have been overwhelmed by my students' – and their parents' – enthusiasm for the QuarkXPress 8 classes I've started teaching this year. Students took to the program immediately and are creating amazing posters and flyers for class and school-wide activities, as well as advertisements, their own newspapers, and our school newspaper. It's important for me to give my students every tool possible to communicate, and to be able to combine content and design effectively with QuarkXPress is an especially useful skill as they move on to high school, college, and beyond."

Special Pricing for K-12 Schools
Quark offers special volume licensing for K-12 schools that allows educators to bring QuarkXPress 8 into their classrooms for discounted prices, tie all QuarkXPress 8 licenses to one serial number, and sign up for valuable maintenance plans. To learn more, visit here.

Special Pricing for Colleges and Universities
Quark also offers special pricing through the Quark® educational program, including multi-license lab-paks that allow accredited colleges and universities to purchase QuarkXPress 8 in a volume-priced configuration. For information about education pricing and volume discounts, please visit: http://www.quark.com/education/pricing.html.

Special Pricing for Students
Students attending accredited public or private primary or secondary schools, universities, or colleges are eligible to receive QuarkXPress 8 for $199. To participate in student pricing, a valid student ID and a class schedule showing current enrollment are required.

To read about international schools that have adopted QuarkXPress 8 into their curriculum, please visit here.

QuarkXPress 8: Xperience Design
QuarkXPress 8 delivers a new intuitive user interface, easy Flash® authoring, stunning new typographic features, native Illustrator® file import, and global publishing features. Visit http://8.quark.com for a complete overview of the new features as well as tutorials and a free 60-day trial download.

About Quark
Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) led the first revolution in publishing with QuarkXPress, desktop publishing software that rapidly became the industry standard. Today, not only does QuarkXPress continue to innovate in the desktop publishing market, Quark is revolutionizing publishing again. With Quark Dynamic Publishing Solution, we are helping customers meet changing requirements and develop new revenue streams by extending the benefits of advanced technologies across the publishing process. Our dynamic publishing solution is setting a new standard in automated multi-channel publishing by combining the power of flexible layout and design with easy XML authoring and automated workflows for customized communications across print, the Web, and electronic media.

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Media Contacts: Sarah Rector, Quark Inc., 303-894-3753, srector@quark.com