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QuarkXPress for Educators Program Offers Teachers a Free Copy of QuarkXPress 9

Programme Helps Students Discover Digital Design and Cross-Media Publishing

Denver - 10/26/2012 - Quark announced today the QuarkXPress® for Educators Program, an exclusive chance for teachers in the United Kingdom to receive a complimentary copy of the newest version of QuarkXPress. The programme aims to help teachers in primary and higher education institutions gain experience with QuarkXPress 9 in order to prepare students for the emerging need for skills in digital design and cross-media publishing, including designing apps for tablet devices like the iPad and creating eBooks.

With a free license of QuarkXPress 9, educators are able to:

  • Experiment with digital design through the integration of interactive features
  • Teach students collaboration and designer-driven automation skills that will prepare them for world of digital publishing
  • Create documents for print and Web, in addition to Apple’s iPad and e-readers like the Kindle
Keith Martin, senior lecturer at the London College of Communication, said, “This is a great opportunity for teachers to try out QuarkXPress 9, an established professional tool that defined the course of desktop publishing and is still going strong. It is proving very popular with our students at London College of Communication for creating digital publications. Teachers can learn the basics very quickly and help their students realise their creative ideas, producing print and digital work with only one piece of software and acquiring understanding and skills that are invaluable in the ever-changing publishing industry.”

Free step-by-step tutorials from Quark come in the form of modular lessons that span from QuarkXPress basics and typography to interactive layouts and digital publishing. Each module contains a PDF guide and all the supporting sample files required to complete the module. To learn more about QuarkXPress 9 or to view online training videos, please visit: http://www.quark.com/en/Products/QuarkXPress/Quark_Training/.

The QuarkXPress for Educators programme is open to educators at accredited institutions who teach classes in graphic design, digital media, print media, journalism, imaging arts, interactive media, interactive arts and development, new media, as well as other study areas that can be submitted to Quark for consideration. To learn more and sign up, please visit: http://www.quark.com/en/Products/QuarkXPress/Programs/Education/Teacher_Try_It.aspx.

To check out iPad apps created by all types of designers, visit Quark’s App Showcase:

Education Pricing
The commercial price of QuarkXPress 9 is £799 for full product or £299 for an upgrade. Students, teachers, and faculty are eligible for special education pricing of £83 for full product and upgrades. For a limited time teachers can now receive a free copy of QuarkXPress 9 as part of the QuarkXPress for Educators programme.

About Quark
Quark’s software enables organisations of all sizes to meet customer demand for engaging, relevant communications when, where, and how they want them. Our solutions combine the power of XML with flexible layout and design to automate the delivery of customer communications to print, Web, and interactive experiences on the latest digital devices. Financial services firms, manufacturers, and governments around the world rely on Quark solutions to elevate customer communications to new levels, reduce time to market, and lower costs.

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Contact: Sarah Rector, Quark Software Inc., 303-894-3753, srector@quark.com