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JAHR TOP SPECIAL VERLAG is successfully publishing all its journals and special editions using QuarkXPress 7

Quark's prize-winning page layout and design software is being adopted by Europe's leading publisher of outdoor, sport and leisure magazines

HAMBURG, GERMANY - 4/2/2008 -

Quark announced today that JAHR TOP SPECIAL VERLAG - the European leader in the "special interest" magazines sector - is publishing its periodical printed media and numerous special editions using QuarkXPress 7.

JAHR TOP SPECIAL VERLAG is a joint venture between publishing houses JAHR (Alexander Jahr) and top special (Axel Springer AG). At its headquarters in Hamburg, some 160 employees produce 22 periodicals, including AngelWoche with a circulation of 68,428 copies, Blinker with a circulation of 73,388 and fotoMAGAZIN with a circulation of 49,732 copies, along with the journals tauchen, segeln, GOLFmagazin and other titles on outdoor, sport and leisure interests.

Only recently JAHR TOP SPECIAL VERLAG updated its entire environment with new Intel based Mac Pros for magazine production. Afterwards, all departments involved in the production process successfully tested QuarkXPress 7 in the workflow, before the change-over was completed.

Klaus Stenzel, IT Manager at JAHR TOP SPECIAL VERLAG is excited about both the creative functions and production safety of QuarkXPress 7: "Our graphics designers substantially benefit from the design potential afforded by the new features, such as the colour-based transparencies, drop shadows and the typographic possibilities included in OpenType support," Stenzel said. "Finally, the functions for shared content help us work more efficiently and therefore save a lot of time. Upgrading to QuarkXPress 7 went off without a hitch - due to the excellent customer service Quark provided and due to our team’s long-time experience with QuarkXPress."

Axel R. Paesike, director of sales and services at Quark, appreciates JAHR TOP SPECIAL VERLAG’s commitment to Quark: "More and more magazine publishers are recognizing the considerable advantages offered to them by QuarkXPress 7 with regard to creative versatility, but also with regard to output quality. JAHR TOP SPECIAL VERLAG produces graphically sophisticated magazines, which set high standards for a layout software. The fact that the publishing house decided in favour of QuarkXPress 7 is the best proof for us that Quark comes up to these standards."

To learn more about how JAHR TOP SPECIAL VERLAG and many other well known brands and designers are harnassing the power of QuarkXPress 7 to create inspiring designs please visit www.ilovedesign.com.

The founding of JAHR TOP SPECIAL VERLAG GmbH & Co. KG in October 2000, a joint venture by JAHR and top special publishers, created Europe’s leading publishing house for outdoor, sport and leisure magazines. JAHR-Verlag (Alexander Jahr) and top special Verlag (Axel Springer AG) each hold 50% share in the company.

Besides journals such as AngelWoche, Blinker, segeln, tauchen and FotoMAGAZIN, JAHR TOP SPECIAL VERLAG also publishes 70 special editions, to complete the portfolio of journals. In addition, the publishing house produces a growing number of online publications. JAHR TOP SPECIAL VERLAG also publishes titles in Benelux, Switzerland and Russia.

About Quark
Quark Inc. (euro.quark.com/en) provides both desktop publishing and dynamic publishing software that helps customers design and publish richly designed communications across a broad spectrum of media. Two decades ago, our flagship product - QuarkXPress - changed the course of traditional publishing. Today, not only does QuarkXPress continue to innovate in the desktop publishing market, but now Quark is revolutionizing publishing again with Quark Dynamic Publishing Solution, helping customers cost-effectively meet enterprise-scale publishing challenges by extending the benefits of advanced technologies across the publishing process. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.

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