Founded in Denver, Colorado, in 1981, Quark was named after the subatomic particle proposed as the building block for all matter. The vision was to create software that would lay the foundation for modern publishing. For 30 years, Quark has delivered on its mission to be a leading provider of publishing software and solutions for customers of all sizes, whether professional designers, small and mid-sized businesses, or large organisations.
Quark introduced its flagship software — QuarkXPress® — in 1987, delivering precision typography, layout, and colour control to the desktop computer to change the way people publish around the world. By 1990, QuarkXPress 3 had become the software of choice for publishers worldwide. With the 1997 release of QuarkXPress 4, QuarkXPress quickly became the world's most widely used professional page-layout software. More than five billion pages have been produced using QuarkXPress, and more than three million QuarkXPress users worldwide are benefiting from a new generation of rich design capabilities for print, Web, and interactive media.
Quark expanded on its publishing foundation in 1992 with an editorial workflow and collaboration system that connects designers, writers, editors, and other contributors to the publishing process. The 2001 release of an advanced server engine combined high-performance publishing automation with professional design, helping organisations produce compelling communications such as high-impact catalogues, on-demand custom sales literature, localised advertisements, design-rich database publishing, personalised direct mail, and more.
Today, Quark is revolutionising publishing again.
Building on the foundation of performance and reliability delivered by its predecessor, QuarkXPress 2016 is the must-have upgrade for every QuarkXPress user. From the simplicity of the new colour picker tool to the innovation of exporting HTML5 Publications, QuarkXPress 2016 takes design and productivity to the next level. QuarkXPress 2016 is sold as a perpetual license with 60-days of free support, free dual activation, cross platform licenses (Mac and PC) and ongoing access to free updates.
You asked and we delivered even more of the features you requested to take QuarkXPress to the next level. The feature highlights are:
PDF, Illustrator and EPS Files to Native QuarkXPress Objects
as Native Objects from Illustrator and Microsoft Office
as HTML5 Publications
for OpenType Stylistic Sets
Support for Pinch and Zoom (Mac only)
and Replace Non-breaking Spaces and Characters
Dynamic Guides for Textbox Columns
Textbox to Text
Picker (Eyedropper tool)
and Efficient UI Now also on Windows
to Make Measurement Palette 50% Larger
to Line Wrap Content Variables
for ICCv4 Profiles
Stunning 64-bit performance
Fixed layout interactive
(app-like) eBook production
Footnotes and Endnotes plus
footnotes import from Word
Content Variables for
automatically populating reoccurring fields
A new, faster table tool with
More than 4x larger Page
User-definable shortcut keys
Convert PDF, Illustrator and EPS Files to Native QuarkXPress Objects
Say goodbye to time-consuming projects (think rebuilding logos and
reconstructing PDF files sent by your clients). QuarkXPress is the first
layout application to import PDF, Illustrator and EPS files and convert them
to native objects.˚ Look forward to fully editable Bezier versions of vector
graphics, real text and automatically extracted colours and fonts. ˚ Restrictions apply
Copy and Paste Objects from Illustrator, PowerPoint and Others to QuarkXPress
Simply copy items from other applications such as PowerPoint, Illustrator or
even InDesign and paste them into your QuarkXPress layout as Native
QuarkXPress Objects˚, allowing you to easily complete or reuse them up in
QuarkXPress 2016. ˚ Restrictions apply
Multi-Gradient Colour Blends
Some things are worth waiting for. With the new Multi-Gradient Colour Blends
you have all the flexibility you’ve yearned for when designing colour
blends. Create as many colour stops as you like, use sliders or numeric
settings, opt for the full radial setting or set the aspect ratio. Unlike
other layout software, you can even set different opacity levels for each
Export as HTML5 Publications
Building on the popularity of reflowable and fixed layout eBooks and
stunning interactive apps from App Studio, QuarkXPress 2016 adds another
digital output format. You can now create HTML5 Publications without any
additional software and no additional digital publishing costs.‡ Just upload
HTML5 Publications to your own website and show the world. HTML5
Publications displays pixel-perfect layouts on all modern desktop, tablet,
and mobile browsers, providing an easy and effective online experience. With
HTML5 Publications you can go beyond static print layouts to add interactive
enrichments such as scrollable areas, slide shows, animations and more.
Quite possibly the easiest way to share your final magazine, newspaper,
comics, reports, ads and more. Even use HTML5 Publications to enable
Web-based previews for your customers. ‡ Own Webserver/Domain is required
Support for OpenType Stylistic Sets
Typography lovers — it’s time to get excited. With modern digital fonts,
font designers can group related alternative characters into OpenType
Stylistic Sets, which may be switched on together. Stylistic Sets give users
the ability to quickly apply these sets with one click. For example,Vollkorn,
a free body typeface by Friedrich Althausen, provides two stylistic sets
that you can easily switch between. One is a more standard “old-style” set
for body text and another “plainer” stylistic set is better suited for
headlines while preserving the look of the whole body text. QuarkXPress adds
support for Stylistic Sets to its OpenType support and allows you to quickly
make use of this powerful feature for automating typography.
XTensions Interface Consistency
If you have already invested in a publishing system or third party software
that integrates with QuarkXPress 2015, there’s good news. You can continue
to work with QuarkXPress 2016 without disruption. As the plug-in interface
is the same between QuarkXPress 2016 and QuarkXPress 2015, your XTensions
will work in the new version uninterrupted (provided the XTension does not
conflict with any of the new functionality).
QuarkXPress 2016 requires a dual core CPU with at least 1 GB available for QuarkXPress, ideally 4 GB available for QuarkXPress.
QuarkXPress 2016 is supported on OS X Mavericks, OS X Yosemite and El Capitan as well as on Windows 7, 8 and 10 (all 64 bit only).
QuarkXPress 2016 does not run on 32 Bit operating systems.