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QuarkXPress

Graphic designing and image editing tool

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QuarkXPress Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

QuarkXPress product overview

Price starts from

$

474

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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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Chat
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk

Training options

Documentation
Live Online
Webinars
Videos

QuarkXPress pricing information

Value for money

3.7

/5

69

Price starts from

$

474

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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QuarkXPress features

Functionality

4.1

/5

69
Total Features12 1 categories

Most valued features by users

Third Party Integrations
Content Management
Search/Filter
Collaboration Tools
Design Management
Version Control
Interactive Content
Image Editing

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QuarkXPress users reviews

Overall rating

4.2

/5

69

Positive reviews

78%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7.43/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
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.

Chadsey L.

Its really gotten a lot better then its early days and really has started to be just as good for printed materials then adobes creative suite.

SR

Stephen R.

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.

Chadsey L.

Cons
It was intimidating and frustrating and, at the time, only a mac program. I desperately tried to convert as many files as I could to Adobe InDesign because I was more comfortable on the pc platform.

Kathleen M.

This software is showing its age, with an increasingly obvious lack of features, and trouble with Windows 10 compatibility.

Adrian L.

It will sometimes lock up and close out on its own, losing any unsaved changes.

AR

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Overall Rating

QuarkXpress is Solid Publishing Software

Reviewed a year ago

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Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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My Go to Print Layout Choice For Years

Reviewed 3 years ago

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.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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

Reviewed 4 years ago

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...

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...

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Quark is bittersweet but can’t compete with Indesign

Reviewed 3 years ago

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.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Desktop publishing With QuarkXpress

Reviewed 3 years ago

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

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simple and fast, functions that go straight to the point when designing

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

I can make a newspaper page in just 10 minutes, because of the ease of handling the palette of styles and predesigned templates in a window, the QPS function for me is great for assigning press releases to journalists easily and quickly. equally the way to create the styles is quite easy

Cons

It is horrible that this program suddenly closes for no reason, both in mac and pc, I do not know if it is because it requires a lot of memory, because I also do not like it to be quite heavy, and when handling many jpeg files the interface becomes slow , so I'm forced to do it some time in several documents. The way I manage bitmaps does not please me very much.

QuarkXPress FAQs and common questions

QuarkXPress has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $474.00/year
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


QuarkXPress has the following typical customers:
Mid Size Business


QuarkXPress supports the following languages:
English


No, QuarkXPress does not have an API available.


QuarkXPress offers the following support options:
Chat, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk

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