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New QuarkXPress Maintenance Programme Offers Free Upgrades

Quark launches new QuarkXPress Maintenance Programme for users to receive unlimited priority technical support and future upgrades free of charge

DENVER - 4/26/2010 - Quark Inc. today launched its new QuarkXPress® Maintenance Programme offering customers access to unlimited priority technical support, the opportunity to upgrade from any previous version to QuarkXPress 8 and the option to receive any upgrades during their maintenance periods, free of charge. The QuarkXPress Maintenance Programme is available to new customers who purchase QuarkXPress 8 or to existing users who upgrade to version 8. To mark the launch of the new programme, Quark has also launched a special offer, until 30th June 2010, which enables anyone that has already purchased QuarkXPress 8 since 1st February 2010 to also purchase QuarkXPress Maintenance.

“The QuarkXPress Maintenance Programme is a great opportunity for creative professionals who are using earlier versions of QuarkXPress to upgrade to QuarkXPress 8 and protect their investment for up to 2 years with free further upgrades. Keeping up with the latest developments and market trends is key for designers and at Quark we understand that this can be a challenge in difficult economic times. We want our customers to get more value than ever from QuarkXPress. When users upgrade to QuarkXPress 8 they can also make the most of the £450+ worth Flash resources that can be download for free from www.quark.com/magic” said Gavin Drake, Quark Marketing Director.

Pricing and availability
Quark Maintenance programme can be purchased from any Quark Authorized Reseller, Quark Store or Quark Direct at the price of £129 for 12 months and £199 for 24 months. Please note that QuarkXPress Maintenance is only available to users with the latest version of QuarkXPress (currently version 8) at purchase or within 90 days of purchase. Users can also upgrade from QuarkXPress 3, 4 and 5 (as well as 6 and 7) providing they take out QuarkXPress Maintenance at the same time as their upgrade purchase. Current QuarkAssurance and ServicePlus agreements will continue until their expiry dates, at which point those customers should contact Quark customer service to discuss migrating to QuarkXPress Maintenance instead.
For more information please see http://8.quark.com/maintenance.html

QuarkXPress Maintenance’s benefits:

  • Receive all* upgrades of QuarkXPress free-of-charge
  • Unlimited priority technical support via phone
  • Priority email support
  • Upgrade from any version of QuarkXPress to current version**
  • Available from only 1 license and upwards
  • Use three versions of QuarkXPress (6, 7, 8) concurrently‡
  • Free Site consolidation / de-consolidations
  • Get 50% discount† on trade-ups to QuarkXPress Plus
  • Receive 25% discount on selected XTensions for QuarkXPress

*released during the term of your QuarkXPress Maintenance only
**when upgrade is purchased in conjunction with QuarkXPress Maintenance
‡ requires use of Quark License Administrator (QLA)
† only available when purchasing QuarkXPress Plus trade-up direct from Quark

About QuarkXPress Plus
All versions of QuarkXPress 8 allow users to use East Asian text and apply sophisticated East Asian style sheets, but for users who need to create East Asian style sheets or precisely control East Asian typography themselves, we have created the QuarkXPress 8 Plus Edition. The QuarkXPress 8 Plus Edition is a version of QuarkXPress that gives users the full functionality and user interface (UI) language support of the East Asian editions.

About QuarkXPress 8
QuarkXPress 8 delivers an intuitive new interface, easy Flash® (SWF) authoring, stunning new typographic features, native Illustrator® file import and global publishing features. A comparison table, which can be viewed at 8.quark.com/en/compare , shows users specifically which features have been added over the years and includes headline features from QuarkXPress 3 right through to QuarkXPress 8.

About Quark
Quark® Inc. is a leading provider of publishing software for professional designers, small and mid-sized businesses, and large organisations in more than 160 countries. Two decades ago, our flagship product — QuarkXPress® — changed the course of traditional publishing. For more than 25 years, Quark has built on its knowledge and experience in design and publishing to provide software solutions that support collaborative workflows and automated publishing across multiple channels. Today, Quark is revolutionising publishing again by setting new standards in XML-based publishing across print, the Web, and digital media as well as by helping owners and employees of small and mid-sized businesses promote their products and services easily, professionally, and affordably. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: Artwork to illustrate this story is available on request.

Valentina Moressa, vmoressa@quark.com, +44 (0)7506 000817
Online press centre: http://www.quark.com/en/about/presscenter