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Quark Announces Free Commercial Use of QuarkXPress for Students Worldwide

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

Denver, CO — July 17, 2007 — Quark Inc. today announced universal availability of a program that enables students to use their QuarkXPress education licenses to produce creative materials for the marketplace while still in school. Students can also continue using their education licenses for the current version of QuarkXPress after graduation for commercial design and production. Quark has also extended this policy to education licenses for Quark Interactive Designer and Quark Print Collection.
“The International Academy of Design & Technology, Chicago has been teaching our students Quark software skills for well over 10 years,” said Katie Haviland, Viscom adjunct instructor at IADT Chicago. “We applaud Quark for its renewed commitment to education and for implementing this program because it will give our students an edge as they graduate and enter the competitive design market.”
Quark now also enables students to upgrade to the latest version of QuarkXPress after graduation at the commercial upgrade price -- eliminating the need for purchasing a full copy of QuarkXPress. In addition, students are able to use their Education licenses for QuarkXPress on either Mac or Windows.
Quark has recently introduced a variety of additional programs in communities around the globe to support the education of young designers, including new pricing for students and educators, training, wider availability of student licenses through resellers such as Amazon and Apple Online, and curriculum development.  
“Quark is committed to advancing the education of the world’s future designers,” said Terry Welty, senior vice president, corporate marketing, Quark. “By providing graduates with access to the latest innovations of QuarkXPress, Quark Interactive Designer and Quark Print Collection, we give young designers an advantage as they enter the marketplace and further their creative careers.”
To purchase QuarkXPress at a discounted price for students and educators and to learn more about the Quark education program visit www.quark.com/education/purchase.html.




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