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Quark Announces New, Enhanced Features in QuarkWrapture 1.5

Press release from the issuing company

DENVER - April 25, 2001 - Quark Inc. today unveiled the forthcoming version of QuarkWrapture, the fastest route from concept to market for the packaging industry. QuarkWrapture 1.5 will include several new and enhanced features for greater package visualization and export capabilities. QuarkWrapture fuses a CAD structure to a graphic design, creating a virtual package in a single file, and generates a 3-D rendering of that package at any time. Electronic mockups can be delivered in popular file formats, thereby speeding the design process, cutting costs, and facilitating the creation of brand resources. Powerful new features QuarkWrapture 1.5 will provide powerful new tools to meet the needs of even more packaging professionals. The new version will allow users to conceptualize designs for bottles and cans, which has been one of the product's most-requested features. QuarkWrapture 1.5 includes several new features for better package visualization. A material manager and variable rendering attributes give users greater control over specific elements of the virtual 3-D mockup. Material attributes such as finish, texture, and thickness can be specified in QuarkWrapture 1.5. Users can also change lighting intensities, camera focal length, and background color in the Mockup palette for more realistic package previews. Additionally, multiple pieces can be rendered as a single scene in the Mockup palette, and each piece can be individually selected and repositioned. Enhanced features Several existing QuarkWrapture features have been enhanced in version 1.5, including high-resolution graphic support and new export options. In the new version, 3-D renderings can be exported in Macromedia Flash or as TIFF files, and the animated folding sequence can be exported as a QuickTime movie. The magnification feature of QuarkWrapture has been significantly enhanced for high fidelity viewing of the virtual mockup, and the new version supports page sizes of up to 96" x 96" to facilitate designs for point of purchase displays. Finally, QuarkWrapture 1.5 offers improved guide support, allowing easy selection of multiple guides for more efficient control over structural elements.