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Quark and Snap Launch the First Private-Label Version of QuarkPromote

Snap, the Leading Printing Franchise in Australia, Leverages QuarkPromote to Offer an Easy and Affordable Way for Small Businesses to Create and Print Marketing Material through Snap Promote

DENVER - 9/2/2010 - Quark announced today that it has launched the first private-label version of QuarkPromote with Snap (www.snap.com.au), the leading printing franchise in Australia. Called Snap Promote, the new service from Snap leverages the technology behind QuarkPromote to offer small businesses in Australia an easy and affordable way to create and print marketing material using professionally-designed templates for business cards, postcards, tri-fold brochures, flyers, and more.

“We recognised immediately the power of QuarkPromote and the value it brings to small business owners who are faced with the challenge of creating high-quality marketing materials,” said Grant Vernon, CEO of Snap. “We have been pleased with the ease of implementing Snap Promote. The support Quark has provided to help us meet the needs of the Australian market has been outstanding.”

Available exclusively through Snap franchisees, Snap Promote offers customers hundreds of professionally-designed, customisable templates for marketing materials through the Snap website. The design templates span a number of industries and include industry-specific marketing copy and access to free stock photography to give small business owners a head start in creating compelling marketing material. Once designed, customers can pick up their printed material at their closest Snap printing centre or choose to have their order delivered by mail.

Ray Schiavone, President and CEO of Quark said, “Snap’s ability to bring Snap Promote to market quickly demonstrates its commitment to serving the many small businesses in Australia that require a high quality online printing service. Our work to help launch Snap Promote is an important step in fulfilling the growing global need for a Web-to-Print service developed specifically for small business owners.”

Schiavone continued, “One key differentiator of QuarkPromote, and now Snap Promote, is that we work directly with professional printers – to the benefit of both the printer and the customer. The benefit to customers is local service and delivery, as well as the ability to meet in person to discuss expert marketing solutions.”

There are a number of ways printers can work with QuarkPromote. Franchise and independent printers in the United States can join the QuarkPromote network of printers to send customers to their store specifically or to participate as a prints-by-mail provider. Independent printers and print franchises around the world who are interested in private-label opportunities with QuarkPromote for their own markets should contact Cyndie Shaffstall at cshaffstall@quark.com.

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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Valentina Moressa, vmoressa@quark.com, +44 (0)7506 000817
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