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QuarkXPress 7 clear winner among leading page layout applications

Friday, September 15, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

DENVER - September 14, 2006 - It’s full of novel and useful features and it’s delivering a rate of return on investment (ROI) that will impress anyone interested in dynamic collaboration for design and publishing workflows. According to a recent study, QuarkXPress 7 offers a higher ROI when compared with Adobe InDesign CS2 and previous versions of QuarkXPress. Written by Ron Roszkiewicz, publishing industry consultant and frequent contributor to The Seybold Report, and Erika Kendra of Against the Clock, the report was based on best practices suggested by software manufacturers within both design-intensive and production-intensive workflow environments. In an advertising creation and design workflow, QuarkXPress 7 was twice as fast as InDesign CS2. The new collaboration features, such as collaboration zones and Quark Job Jackets, made QuarkXPress 7 the fastest application to interact with the client (during the review and approval process in particular), including time spent applying client changes. With composition zones, page layout artists, editors, and other creative professionals can work on the same page simultaneously and view each other’s changes automatically. Using Quark Job Jackets, workgroups can share specifications across workstations, and the shared content palette allows teams to maintain consistent design through the synchronization of text, pictures, and item attributes. The new collaboration features also contributed heavily to QuarkXPress 7 taking first place in the magazine workflow testing. Not only did QuarkXPress 7 complete the workflow in the fastest time, but it also produced the most reliable PDF output through the use of the Quark Job Jackets technology. “Much of QuarkXPress 7’s ROI edge comes from its implementation of innovative features for collaboration and document evaluation,” said Roszkiewicz. “In addition, the enhancements to QuarkXPress 7’s existing imaging technology and project-oriented document model really took this version of Quark’s flagship software to a higher level of performance.” “This report underscores the positive feedback from our customers and within the industry and confirms that QuarkXPress 7 is the most significant upgrade in our history,” said Jürgen Kurz, senior vice president of desktop products at Quark. “We will continue to innovate to deliver design software of the highest quality that makes our customers more efficient, creative, and successful.” To obtain the ROI report, please visit www.quark.com/products/xpress/simplyfaster. To learn more about QuarkXPress 7 and how to purchase or upgrade, visit the Quark Web site at www.quark.com/sales/desktop. A fully functional 30-day evaluation version of QuarkXPress 7, including the new universal release for Intel based Macs, is available for download from http://www.quark.com/30days.

 

 

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