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QuarkXPress 8 Beats InDesign CS5 in Independent Report

Quark welcomes report by IT Enquirer rating Web and interactive capabilities in leading Page Layout Applications

DENVER - 7/12/2010 - Quark Inc. today welcomed the results of an independent report by cross-media publishing experts at IT Enquirer rating QuarkXPress® 8 better than InDesign CS5 for Web authoring and interactive design in nine out of ten different project categories.

“Despite advances by the competition, it’s great to see that QuarkXPress 8 continues to lead the way when it comes to making Web and Flash design easy for design professionals.” said Gavin Drake, Quark’s Vice President of Marketing. “As the market continues to evolve and indeed accelerate towards digital publishing, it’s critical that print designers continue to play a central role in the design process and don’t find themselves pushed out in favour of developers. As our recent announcements around Digital Publishing 2.0 demonstrate, Quark is committed to solving challenges in digital publishing for both large and small organisations as well as for individual designers.”

The report by IT Enquirer finds QuarkXPress 8 better than InDesign CS5 in 9 out of 10 common Web and interactive project types, such as portfolio and product microsites, banner advertisements, presentations and digital signage.

The report (available for free on IT Enquirer’s website at http://it-enquirer.com/) also describes Quark’s approach as focused on user empowerment and Quark’s Digital Publishing 2.0 capabilities as key to the future of publishing. “With more than two decades of expertise in publishing and millions of customers globally, Quark is uniquely positioned to deliver complete digital publishing solutions to meet the needs of the industry not just now, but well into the future. Later this year designers will even be able to export design-rich, interactive content to the Blio eReader directly from QuarkXPress, enabling their designs to reach brand new audiences on a growing number of next generation digital devices.” concludes Drake.

To find out more about the Web and Interactive design capabilities of QuarkXPress 8 visit www.quark.com/magic (built using QuarkXPress 8). You can also access more than 500 downloadable Flash assets for QuarkXPress 8 featuring everything from video and audio player skins to buttons and even complete interactive Web site templates.

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
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