QuarkXPress

Graphic designing and image editing tool

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QuarkXPress Overview

What is QuarkXPress?

QuarkXPress is an on-premise software that provides graphic designers with tools to create and edit page layouts or graphical illustrations for books, brochures, banners, eBooks, websites, and mobile publications. Designers can adjust various aspects of typography including typefaces, point sizes, line lengths, line-spacing, or letter spacing and add font effects, such as text shading, column-span, colors, hyphenation strictness, and more.

QuarkXPress allows businesses to import files in PDF, JPEG, PSD, PNG, or TIFF formats, arrange pictures using a drag-and-drop interface, and edit images by adjusting layer transparencies, filters, or blend modes. Illustrators can design eBooks for print or digital publications and publish HTML flipbooks for online and offline viewers. It also lets users add various interactive elements, such as audio or videos, animation, picture zoom, 360-degree rotation, slideshows, and actionable buttons in publications.

Using QuarkXPress, graphic designers can create engaging mobile-friendly content for native iOS and Android applications. The software is designed for businesses in the banking, consulting, consumer packaged goods, financial services, government, insurance, manufacturing, life sciences, telecom, marketing, and other industries.

QuarkXPress Overview

Pricing

Starting from
€95.00

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

QuarkXPress offers a 7-day free trial, after which the software is available across 4 pricing plans, as outlined below:
New/Upgrade -
• 1 Year Advantage: €690
• 2 Years Advantage: €985
• 3 Years Advantage: €1280

Advantage Renewal -
• 1 Year Advantage: €395
• 2 Year Advantage: €790
• 3 Year Advantage: €1185

Student License -
• 1 Year Advantage: €95
• 2 Year Advantage: €150
• 3 Year Advantage: €205

Education/Non Profit -
Contact Quark Software for pricing details


QuarkXPress Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Italian

Media

QuarkXPress blank page
QuarkXPress convert files
QuarkXPress text box
QuarkXPress hyphenation
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QuarkXPress Reviews

QuarkXPress Reviews

Overall rating
4.2
/
5
Excellent
31

Very good
22

Average
11

Poor
2

Terrible
0

Value for Money
3.8
Features
4.1
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Support
3.8
80% recommended this app
Melanie E.

My Go to Print Layout Choice For Years

I've been using Quark for so long now that I find it hard to imagine using anything else. At a client's encouragement - and because they owned the software - I did try Scribus but for me it just did not have the same feel or great function that Quark has so after a few hours experimentation I politley delined to keep using it and went back to what I know (and achived excatly what they were looking for anyway)


Chadsey L.

I wish it were like it used to be, simple...reliable...the best.

Good sleep, less stress, a peaceful work week..... Oh I thought you said benefits from using this software.


Russell K.

Quark is bittersweet but can’t compete with Indesign

I’ve used quarkxpress for over ten years, longer than any other single piece of software. I converted to indesign kicking and screaming because of how different the workflow was because I was so picky. If you’re just starting out, I’d suggest you look at indesign. If you’re picking up someone else’s work, you can almost everything indesign can do quark can do too.


Verified Reviewer

Desktop publishing With QuarkXpress

I use Quarkexpress in small projects because of its user-friendly features.


Angel G.

QuarkXPress

QuarkXPress is a great product. I would recommend it to anyone working in the creative field. It can be use for print and digital design. I use the product to create advertisements, collateral, packaging, flyers, success stories, white papers, guides, spec sheets, interactive PDFs, and so on.


Melanie E.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

My Go to Print Layout Choice For Years

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 8/9/2018
Review Source: Capterra

I've been using Quark for so long now that I find it hard to imagine using anything else. At a client's encouragement - and because they owned the software - I did try Scribus but for me it just did not have the same feel or great function that Quark has so after a few hours experimentation I politley delined to keep using it and went back to what I know (and achived excatly what they were looking for anyway)

Pros

Since I first used this software in college (which was more than a while ago) although it has changed and evolved in my opinion it has never stopped being the best layout creation tool there is. I've used it over the years professionally across all kinds of projects and niches and even personally to create materials for the kids' soccer teams etc. And customer service always has been truly top notch, something that is increasingly rare these days.

Cons

The newer Adobe integrations can be annoying and for my purposes not that helpful. Yes, there are days when I wish it had never happened but not to the point that I will actively go looking for something else as an alternative.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Chadsey L.

I wish it were like it used to be, simple...reliable...the best.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 20/1/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Good sleep, less stress, a peaceful work week..... Oh I thought you said benefits from using this software.

Pros

First, their customer support for this product is incredible. Hands down some of the best people working with this company, and knowledgable. There is also an online community behind this software that is wonderful and can usually get you where you want to go if you need help. Also the facebook group continues to grow and thrive and the company is pretty involved with keeping the quark world up to date on progress and resources.
Ok the software is pretty wonderful and through the years we continue to choose Quark for book/media publishing over other products that we use more frequently day to day with other media because Quark just has always gotten the job done and done well. That still is the case for a couple specific purposes, like brochure and booklet printing, we use Quark for because most of the tools throughout the years have remained the same. And they make simple what other products cause hair-loss over.
Quark not being a subscription based media creation software is the bee's knees!! And the ability and power of all the software can do for the price is pretty great!!

Cons

Over the years, they have tried to do too much in too little of time to compete but they have failed short. In the past Quark was an incredible software and the value was through the roof, but sadly that is not the case anymore. Focusing on becoming a software for producing cross-platform media and new media has taken away from their bread and butter of being the go to software for book and print media publishing over the years. The tools available, advancements and attention to their original staples of print publishing have lacked. PDFs are an area serious attention needs to be given, without having to purchase or use 3rd party integrations. Yearly updates should not have to be purchased or at least discounted much more significantly, especially considering the incompatibility of working between different years of Quark. Saving to a previous version is a must, that I which would come back, without expensive 3rd party software.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Russell K.
Industry: Banking
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Quark is bittersweet but can’t compete with Indesign

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 4/12/2018
Review Source: Capterra

I’ve used quarkxpress for over ten years, longer than any other single piece of software. I converted to indesign kicking and screaming because of how different the workflow was because I was so picky. If you’re just starting out, I’d suggest you look at indesign. If you’re picking up someone else’s work, you can almost everything indesign can do quark can do too.

Pros

After Apple’s Pages application, it is the easiest and simplest major print design software out there that you can use fairly intuitively if you’ve used a computer graphics program before. Just watching some tutorials online you can easily edit other people’s work fairly easily without much training.

The second best feature of quark is the powerful xtentions that exist out there on the market. Other programs had this too but quark was the first to do this. Xtentions really streamlined and automated a lot of repetitive design tasks like updating prices and phone numbers (xcatalog).

Cons

It lacks full transparency gradients and doesn’t have adequate photo layering capabilities like opacities and layer modes. It also lacks a wysiwyg font menu so you can’t see they style of the font you’re using until you select it and enter some type. Quark is also a bit unstable at times. Prone to crashes.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Graphic Design
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Desktop publishing With QuarkXpress

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 26/5/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I use Quarkexpress in small projects because of its user-friendly features.

Pros

Ever since it was released in 1987 QuarkXPress has dominated the Desktop Publishing.
I use Quarkexpress because when its come to page layout it is the best one out there because of its simplicity.its text tools are very user-friendly and lets you get the job done very quickly and efficiently.
Also, QuarkXPress supports more printers than any other desktop publishing software.

Cons

There is not much not to like about QuarkXpress.
Maybe PDF exports could be easier in the future

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Angel G.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

QuarkXPress

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 8/11/2018
Review Source: Capterra

QuarkXPress is a great product. I would recommend it to anyone working in the creative field. It can be use for print and digital design. I use the product to create advertisements, collateral, packaging, flyers, success stories, white papers, guides, spec sheets, interactive PDFs, and so on.

Pros

Easy to use. Has lots of features. Integrates well with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Love that you can create digital and interactive files.

Cons

Some features are hard to find. Would like to see more training available.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
7.5/10
Based on 66 user ratings
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QuarkXPress Pricing

QuarkXPress Pricing

Starting from
€95.00
Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

QuarkXPress offers a 7-day free trial, after which the software is available across 4 pricing plans, as outlined below:
New/Upgrade -
• 1 Year Advantage: €690
• 2 Years Advantage: €985
• 3 Years Advantage: €1280

Advantage Renewal -
• 1 Year Advantage: €395
• 2 Year Advantage: €790
• 3 Year Advantage: €1185

Student License -
• 1 Year Advantage: €95
• 2 Year Advantage: €150
• 3 Year Advantage: €205

Education/Non Profit -
Contact Quark Software for pricing details

QuarkXPress offers a 7-day free trial, after which the software is available across 4 pricing plans, as outlined below:
New/Upgrade -
• 1 Year Advantage: €690
• 2 Years Advantage: €985
• 3 Years Advantage: €1280

Advantage Renewal -
• 1 Year Advantage: €395
• 2 Year Advantage: €790
• 3 Year Advantage: €1185

Student License -
• 1 Year Advantage: €95
• 2 Year Advantage: €150
• 3 Year Advantage: €205

Education/Non Profit -
Contact Quark Software for pricing details

Value for Money
3.8/5
Based on 66 user ratings
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QuarkXPress Features

QuarkXPress Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Customisable Branding
Customisable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Order Management
Product Catalogue
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
4.1/5
Based on 66 user ratings
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Additional information for QuarkXPress

Additional information for QuarkXPress

Key features of QuarkXPress

  • Data Visualization

QuarkXPress FAQs

QuarkXPress FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for QuarkXPress.

Q. What type of pricing plans does QuarkXPress offer?

QuarkXPress offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: €95.00

Pricing model: One Time License

Free Trial: Available

QuarkXPress offers a 7-day free trial, after which the software is available across 4 pricing plans, as outlined below: New/Upgrade - • 1 Year Advantage: €690 • 2 Years Advantage: €985 • 3 Years Advantage: €1280 Advantage Renewal - • 1 Year Advantage: €395 • 2 Year Advantage: €790 • 3 Year Advantage: €1185 Student License - • 1 Year Advantage: €95 • 2 Year Advantage: €150 • 3 Year Advantage: €205 Education/Non Profit - Contact Quark Software for pricing details

Q. What are the main features of QuarkXPress?

QuarkXPress offers the following features:

  • Data Visualization

Q. Who are the typical users of QuarkXPress?

QuarkXPress has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does QuarkXPress support?

QuarkXPress supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Italian

Q. What type of pricing plans does QuarkXPress offer?

QuarkXPress has the following pricing plans:

One Time License

Q. Does QuarkXPress support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices QuarkXPress supports

Q. What other apps does QuarkXPress integrate with?

QuarkXPress integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Illustrator CC, PowerPoint

Q. What level of support does QuarkXPress offer?

QuarkXPress offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Video Tutorials