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Quark Offers Free 60-Day QuarkXPress 8 Test Drive

60-Day Evaluation Period Allows Users to Xperience Design with QuarkXPress 8's New, Intuitive User Interface, Improved Typographical Control, and Built-In Flash Functionality

DENVER - 7/31/2008 -

Today Quark announced the availability of a free 60-day, fully-functional download of QuarkXPress® 8, the new version of the industry standard software that raises the bar for page-layout and design.

In addition to a new user interface that allows designers and creative professionals to work faster with fewer clicks, QuarkXPress offers users more typographic control, built-in Flash® and Web authoring tools, and a single global file format that supports advanced eastern and western typography for more than 30 languages.

Customers who download the free 60-Day Test Drive version can also look forward to:

-- Native Illustrator® file import and new illustration tools
-- Common Illustrator and Photoshop® keyboard controls
-- Easy page layout with drag and drop functionality
-- Items Styles and Item Find/Change
-- Output styles suited for PDF workflows, including PDF/X and PDF/X PLUS
-- New International publishing features
-- Enhancements to everyday features

For a complete list of what’s new in QuarkXPress 8 visit http://8.quark.com.

According to a new independent report by Pfeiffer Consulting, all of these changes add up to significant productivity benefits for users. Andreas Pfeiffer, of Pfeiffer Consulting, conducted benchmark analysis of QuarkXPress 8 and found that it is almost three times faster than QuarkXPress 6.5 and QuarkXPress 7. “The big benefit of QuarkXPress 8 is that it manages to make very commonly used operations more efficient and more productive without attaching a big learning curve. For example, the new picture management tool is designed in such a way that now it lets you do everything including rotating the image, rotating the box, cropping the image, resizing, and scaling, in one go without ever having to go to a menu.”

To experience the new user interface, productivity gains and more, visit http://8.quark.com/evaluation.html to download the free QuarkXPress 8 60-day Test Drive.

About Quark
Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) provides desktop publishing and dynamic publishing software that help 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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Quark, the Quark logo, and QuarkXPress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quark, Inc. and its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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