Quark Extends Reach of Content Design and Digital Publishing Software with New Subscription Offering and Access to Royalty-Free Stock Image Library

QuarkXPress 2022 is now available with a modern, budget-friendly licensing model to support customers wherever they are on the content-creation spectrum

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.Quark Software, the global provider of content design, automation and intelligence software, today announced the availability of QuarkXPress 2022. The world’s most powerful page layout and digital publishing software is now available for purchase as both a traditional perpetual license and a prepaid annual subscription. Any user, especially students, academic institutions and charities/nonprofits, now has a budget-friendly entry point to benefit from QuarkXPress 2022‘s features and enhancements, including the new royalty-free stock image library.

Celebrating 40 years in business and with new leadership since May 2021, Quark has been realigning and reinvigorating its brands with greater focus on product strategy and customer success. With an eye for innovating across the entire content management lifecycle, the company also remains dedicated to investing in its flagship QuarkXPress software. This release’s modern licensing model and new upgrade options make it easier than ever for students, independent designers and content design teams for both small and large organizations to take advantage of the software’s content design and digital publishing capabilities.

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“QuarkXPress 2022 has some excellent new functionality to support the creative process from start to finish, on its own or alongside other graphic design tools,” explained Martin Owen, Quark’s CEO. “Quark is returning to the fundamentals of product development and customer service so users have the software they need throughout the entire content management lifecycle. And for the first time, we’re offering QuarkXPress as a subscription license as well as a perpetual license, making Quark an easier choice for new customers and allowing our existing customers to scale up when working on big projects.”

Owen added, “We’re especially pleased to offer highly economical pricing of QuarkXPress so future generations of designers have access to its robust page layout and digital publishing capabilities. Independent designers, agencies and organizations use QuarkXPress to create all sorts of content – from newspapers and magazines to websites and branded apps, as well as large and often complex documents, such as product manuals, standards and codes, investment prospectuses, HR policies, company procedures and more. Learning how to design and deliver information in compelling and efficient ways is more important than ever, and Quark is part of that equation not only for design but also for content automation and intelligence.”

QuarkXPress 2022’s new features and enhancements include:

  • Subscription licensing – In addition to the traditional perpetual license that Quark always has offered, a standard, prepaid annual subscription license for QuarkXPress is now available for $220. Students pay $55, and academic institutions pay $5 per subscription license with a 100-license minimum. Charities/nonprofits and government agencies also are eligible for special subscription pricing. But customers who prefer a traditional perpetual license may continue to purchase or upgrade according to that licensing model and with or without a QuarkXPress Advantage Plan for maintenance and support.

  • License management console – A new, in-product license management console provides a central location to view and manage all QuarkXPress licenses, including activating and deactivating licenses and adding and removing users as needed.

  • OS compatibility – QuarkXPress 2022 is compatible with macOS Monterey and Windows 11.

  • Royalty-free stock image library – Directly access royalty-free, high-resolution images from Unsplash and Pexels, and then drag and drop them into layouts without additional registration or login requirements.

  • Reduced PDF size – Export smaller PDFs without compromising the quality of their components thanks to automatic, optimized image compression and the ability to compress stream objects.

  • Faster PDF export – Generate PDFs for documents with rich graphics up to 60% faster.

  • Bookmarks – This new feature makes large PDFs more interactive and easier for readers to navigate by adding bookmarks to specific pages, sections or text. Also create nested/grouped bookmarks to show parent-child relationships in an expandable-and-collapsible list.

  • Find/change footnotes – Find and change text within footnotes using different attributes within the find/change dialog box.

  • Adobe InDesign shortcuts – Use out-of-the-box InDesign shortcuts to work more easily within the QuarkXPress environment.

Current users and new customers also can purchase QuarkXPress add-ons through the Quark online store. These include:

QuarkXPress CopyDesk – This content collaboration software facilitates copy review, copyediting and basic photo editing without altering an established layout. It enables design and editorial teams to work better together by reducing review-approval cycles to streamline content production and publishing processes.

Quark App Publishing Studio – This digital publishing software enables the distribution, monetization and tracking of publications as branded web and iOS and Android apps. Understand digital interactions to improve the reader experience, grow subscriptions and earn more revenue without the hassle and overhead of custom app development. Note: This product used to be part of what was known as QuarkXPress Business but is now sold and licensed separately.

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About Quark Software, Inc.

Quark knows content. The company revolutionized desktop publishing and today provides content design, automation and intelligence software for end-to-end content lifecycle management. Customers worldwide rely on Quark to modernize their content ecosystems so they can create complex print and digital layouts, automate omnichannel publishing of mission-critical documents, and analyze production and engagement insights for the greatest return on their content investments. Quark is backed by Parallax Capital Partners and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland and India. Quark. Brilliant content that works. For more information, visit www.quark.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

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