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TMCNet:  Designers Test QuarkXPress 10.2, Experience Significant Performance Improvements; Pre-release Testers Find QuarkXPress 10.2 Delivers on the Speed and Image Display Quality Promised with Xenon Graphics Engine

[July 30, 2014]

Designers Test QuarkXPress 10.2, Experience Significant Performance Improvements; Pre-release Testers Find QuarkXPress 10.2 Delivers on the Speed and Image Display Quality Promised with Xenon Graphics Engine

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) DENVER, CO -- Today Quark Software Inc. announced QuarkXPress 10.2, a new update to QuarkXPress 10 that addresses performance and output issues reported by customers. Prior to its release, Quark asked customers to test the 10.2 update for speed, image display quality, output and overall performance. Customers who pre-tested QuarkXPress 10.2 found output issues have been solved and the new Xenon Graphics Engine delivers on increased speed and improved image display quality.

Sample QuarkXPress 10.2 reviews and from pre-release testers around the world: I'm loving 10.2. Its much more stable than previous versions of QuarkXPress 10 and faster than version 9. The major performance and output issues have been addressed and the image preview is great. 10.2 is now my production tool of choice! Peter Loader, Owner, Omega Graphix, Australia "Version 10.2 is not only much faster than previous versions of QuarkXPress 10 but even slightly faster than version 9. Thanks to the new graphics engine, version 10.2 shows excellent previews of imported images and illustrations and is therefore once again the most convenient, fastest and best application for long document production with lots of text and images. And thanks to the new architecture it is ready for the coming years.

Johannes Steil, Graphic Designer, Steil Gestaltung & Typographie, Germany The new version 10.2 of QuarkXPress is fast and all of the major issues have been addressed. It performs well and the colour management works very well. Glade G. Schroeter, Graphic Designer, USA 10.2 is tremendously better than the previous release. So far I have tested it on two magazines, both 44 pages with lots of high-resolution pictures. I have tried to break it, but have had no problems. The workflow is back again! Niels Hegh, Typographer, Hegh Partners, Norway The new release of QuarkXPress 10.2 appears to be fast and stable. The performance issues experienced in previous versions have now been comprehensively addressed. There are some pleasing new features which enhance the experience and aid productivity but without the necessity of a major learning curve. I have to say that initially I was a bit concerned about the loss of the Modify item option but now Im getting used to using the enhanced Measurements palette Im finding it quite convenient and intuitive! Barry Tucker, Graphic Designer, The Creative Mix, UK "QuarkXPress 10.2 is a major speed improvement over previous versions. Boxes snapping to position relative to other elements in a project is a welcome new feature and a real time saver!" Rick Lupert, Graphic and Web Designer, USA I was very disappointed by QuarkXPress 10.1, as it didn't give me the performance I was used to with QuarkXPress 9. Version 10.2 is the complete opposite fast, even faster than version 9. And while it displays images faster, 10.2 also shows previews of images and illustrations in a much better quality than previous versions with the ability to zoom to 8000 percent. Also, all output issues I experienced with 10.1 are now solved. Not a single crash and I am thrilled. My personal reasons for using QuarkXPress are the new smart guides that complement the advantages of optical kerning, conditional styles and perfect hyphenation methods for all languages. QuarkXPress is back.

Thomas Schrger, Editor and Layout Artist, Germany We're in the newspaper business and speed of production is very important to us. QuarkXPress 10.2 not only fulfills those needs, but also improves the way we are able to preview and evaluate our work. Even small things make me happy, like the new AppleScript functionality to export a QuarkXPress document as an image file. With this feature we can increases the efficiency of our workflows even more." Learn more about QuarkXPress 10: http://www.quark.com/10.

About Quark Software Inc.

Quarks software enables organisations of all sizes to meet customer demand for engaging, relevant communications when, where and how they want them. Our solutions combine the power of XML with flexible layout and design to automate the delivery of customer communications to print, Web, and interactive experiences on the latest digital devices. Financial services firms, manufacturers, and governments around the world rely on Quark solutions to elevate customer communications to new levels, reduce time to market, and lower costs.

Quark, QuarkXPress and the Quark logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quark Software Inc. and its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact: Sarah Rector, Quark Software Inc., 303-894-3753, srector@quark.com .

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