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QuarkXPress 9 Scoops Two Macworld Awards 2011

London - 6/17/2011 - Quark announced today the latest version of their flagship programme, QuarkXPress® 9, won two awards at the 2011 Macworld Awards UK in London. The desktop publishing software won the Best Creative Design Software of the Year 2011 and Macworld Grand Prix - the special recognition for the best award-winning product of the evening.

Now in its 16th year, the Macworld Awards UK recognise the products and vendors that make a significant contribution throughout the year. All the winners are chosen by the Macworld editorial team and Macworld's army of enthusiastic readers. The complete round up of nominations for the Best Creative Design Software awards included products such as Autodesk’s Maya, Filter Forge 2.0, onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 and Adobe’s InDesign CS5.5.  From the areas of professional creativity through to top consumer products, Macworld honoured Quark as ‘the best and brightest’ alongside other international award-winning brands like Apple with the iPad 2, Microsoft with Office for Mac 2011, Hewlett-Packard and Nikon.

Karen Haslam, editor at Macworld UK, comments: “QuarkXPress 9 adds some innovative new features and some sophisticated tools that will benefit time-poor designers. We were particularly impressed by the way the new ePub export capability handles the challenge of converting traditional print to digital format”.

Gavin Drake, Vice President of Marketing at Quark, comments: "We're thrilled to win not one, but two Macworld Awards for QuarkXPress 9. The opinions of the Macworld editorial team and the magazine’s readers are ones that we have huge respect for. QuarkXPress 9 launched into a very dynamic market with the fast paced change that digital publishing is driving – especially as a result of the iPad. Therefore, significant credit must go to the engineering and product management teams at Quark for their continued innovation to meet the evolving needs of our customers and establish a leadership position for digital publishing. I can't think of a more fitting way for Quark to celebrate 30 years of revolutionising publishing."

For more information on Macworld UK Awards please visit: http://www.macworld.co.uk/awards/  and http://www.macworld.co.uk/mac/news/?newsid=3286027

30-Day Test Drive
While QuarkXPress 9 is available for purchase now, Quark is also offering a free, fully functional, 30-day Test Drive version to users interested in experiencing the new features for digital publishing and design-driven automation. To download the 30-day Test Drive of QuarkXPress 9, visit: http://www.quark.com/products/quarkxpress/test_drive.aspx .

Purchase Information
The cost of QuarkXPress 9 is the same as the previous upgrade and full product price of QuarkXPress 8. An upgrade costs £279/ 399 € and new full product costs £779/ 1349 €. To purchase, visit http://shop.quark.com, buy through an authorized Quark reseller (http://www.quark.com/Buy/QuarkXPress_Sales/ResellerSearch.aspx) or call Quark’s sales team http://www.quark.com/Buy/QuarkXPress_Sales/Customer_Service/.

Additional Resources
To learn more about QuarkXPress 9 or to view online training videos, please visit:
•    QuarkXPress 9 overview: http://www.quark.com/Products/QuarkXPress/
•    QuarkXPress 9 Training Videos: http://www.quark.com/Products/QuarkXPress/Quark_Training.aspx
•    QuarkXPress 9 YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/quarkxpress9
•    Quark eSeminars about QuarkXPress 9: http://www.quark.com/About_Quark/Events/OnDemandSearch.aspx
•    QuarkXPress 9 launch event: http://godigitalnow.quark.com

System Requirements
QuarkXPress 9 requires Mac OS 10.5.8 (Leopard), Mac OS 10.6.4 (Snow Leopard) or later and a Mac Intel processor with a minimum of 1GB RAM and 2GB hard disk space – or – Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or 3), Windows Vista 1.0, or Windows 7 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 with a minimum of 1GB RAM and 1GB hard disk space.

About Quark
Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) 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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