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New Promotion Eases Migration to QuarkXPress 8 with Free XTensions Upgrades

Customers Purchasing Select Third-Party QuarkXPress 7 XTensions Between Now and August 1, 2008 Will Receive Upgrades to the Equivalent QuarkXPress 8 XTensions for Free

DENVER - 7/23/2008 -

Quark Inc. announced today that leading QuarkXPress® XTensions® developers are offering a special introductory “Buy v7 XTensions, Get v8 XTensions Free” promotion for a limited time only. In support of Quark’s own promotion — that is currently providing free upgrades to QuarkXPress 8 with any QuarkXPress 7 purchase — a host of well-known QuarkXPress XTensions developers are offering users the same for their products. Developers are working to ensure that users who are upgrading will not experience downtime in the transition and can continue to benefit from the automated and expedited workflows that XTensions offer.

“XTensions developers are a mature software-development community and have been through many QuarkXPress revisions in the past. We’ve all learned from these and now together, we work diligently to ensure timely releases of XTensions modules critical to our customers’ workflow,” said Cyndie Shaffstall, director of Quark’s QuarkAlliance program for XTensions developers. “We can make early and seamless adoption possible by recognizing and addressing each end user’s reliance on third-party solutions. Quark® has done its part by ensuring that developers have early access and better developer support to assist in the revisioning process.”

Qualifying products are being offered from recognized developers such as: Compusense, Badia Software, GLUON, JoLauterbach, Layout, Ltd., Em Software, Gassenhuber, InfoLogic, Virginia System, XTmaker Studio, OnOne Software, and Insider Software on most of the XTensions in their product lines.

“With thousands of commercially available XTensions for QuarkXPress that directly integrate with a production or design environment, end users can realize an immediate return on their investment. Tedious and repetitive tasks associated with publishing projects can be automated with XTensions technology, saving users time and money,” said Terry Welty, Quark Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing. “Database publishing, indexing and footnoting, pre-flighting, hyphenation and spellchecking, imposition, graphic management, batch printing, color management, and much more are streamlined or eliminated when using third-party XTensions.”

Since the release of QuarkXPress v3.0, XTensions have become an integral part of millions of end users’ workflows and some of these have been available since that inception in the very early 90s. After nearly two decades, XTensions continue to provide users with advanced solutions for their specific requirements, easily and affordably. For those users who haven’t discovered the power of XTensions, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the abundant options to increase productivity.

Promotion Details
XTensions distributors such as ThePowerXChange (http://www.thepowerxchange.com/) in the Americas, and XChange International (http://www.xchangeuk.com) in the United Kingdom and Ireland are working with developers to provide the option for users to buy version 7 XTensions now and receive the upgrade to version 8 products free when they ship. Users can save on both QuarkXPress and XTensions by buying now and using a distributor, bundles are available.

About Quark
Quark Inc., (euro.quark.com/en) provides 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 — 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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Contact: Sarah Rector, Quark Inc., 303-894-3753, srector@quark.com