QuarkXPress

QuarkXPress is the world's most powerful page layout and dig

About QuarkXPress

QuarkXPress is powerful content design and digital publishing software, including integrated capabilities for page layout, refining graphics and illustrations, and non-destructive photo editing.

Pricing starting from:

USD 259.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Business size

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Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premises

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

USD 259.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to QuarkXPress

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Features

Total features of QuarkXPress: 12

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Design Management
  • Image Editing
  • Interactive Content
  • Print Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5
(80)
Value for Money
3.7/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
3.7/5

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Melanie
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

My Go to Print Layout Choice For Years

Reviewed on 08/09/2018

I've been using Quark for so long now that I find it hard to imagine using anything else. At a...

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.

Aleksandar
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Old-timer in prepress industry with interactive make-up

Reviewed on 09/04/2022

In general I am satisfied. It works very stabile. Output - pdf output - is perfect for prepress,...

In general I am satisfied. It works very stabile. Output - pdf output - is perfect for prepress, HTML5 site of publication is excellent and work as soon as you drop it on ftp server.

Pros

If you work on book, or you need HTML5 or android/iPhone version of your publication, without additional costs, choose QuarkXPress. In one program you can do everything you need to satisfy your publishing needs. But, if you need more "artistic" look of your publication, Adobe and Affinity suites, even Corel, are better solutions.

Cons

It is slow as slow as you hardisk, not your CPU or graphic card. QuarkXPress use too many time more hd than memory cache. Second "least" is price, and it cost too much, and there are no upgrade for 50% or more offs.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW

Reasons for Choosing QuarkXPress

Indesign became too pricely, and I switch... after few years, Quark price politics are not good, and I switch again - to Affinity suite.

Switched From

Adobe InDesign

Reasons for Switching to QuarkXPress

Adobe was too pricely. Cores was too slow, and cannot handle documents with great number of pages, and we than choose QuarkXPress.
Loren
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  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Why I chose QuarkXpress

Reviewed on 22/07/2022

At first it took me a while to get used to the software, but after a while i got the hang of it...

At first it took me a while to get used to the software, but after a while i got the hang of it after a few tutorials and projects i don't use any other.

Pros

At first it took me a while to get used to the software, but after a while i got the hang of it. the workspace layout is great. It also has a lot of functions and tools to use.

Cons

I really have no cons as of yet. So far i love this software its my go to for all flyers, cards, brochures, and model comp cards.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe InDesign

Reasons for Switching to QuarkXPress

I got some advise from my brother that also uses the software and advised me that it was a great tool and easy to learn.

Response from Quark Software

Thanks for your review. Your review is appreciated!

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

QuarkXPress: An industry Pioneer, but loses the race when compared with Adobe InDesign

Reviewed on 21/07/2022

Overall, not unhappy but each of my project experiences left me wanting more ... design options,...

Overall, not unhappy but each of my project experiences left me wanting more ... design options, layout options, integration with other software I use.

Pros

It's a page layout powerhouse and does what it is intended to do. It's fairly user friendly and easy to learn the ins and outs.

Cons

Because Quark is a stand alone software, it loses any integration options with other programs that designers use on a daily basis. For this reason alone, it's difficult to rationalize using Quark instead of InDesign, which has so many crossovers with Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat.

Response from Quark Software

Thanks for your feedback!

David
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  • Industry: Printing
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great program for page layout

Reviewed on 05/05/2022

Overall, I really like using Quark for text input. It is a much more enjoyable experience than...

Overall, I really like using Quark for text input. It is a much more enjoyable experience than inputting text in either Illustrator or InDesign. It certainly blows programs such as Microsoft Word out of the water. It does suffer when you have to move to packaging design and layout.

Pros

I like that Quark allows you precision control over text input in documents. It is especially useful in art projects that are text intensive. I like it best for direction labels, books, pamphlets, magazines etc.

Cons

I don't find that Quark is near as useful for laying out package design projects. It suffers when compared to Adobe Illustrator for setting up art for boxes, product logo labels or flexible packaging of various types (multi-wall bags, form and fill bags, pouches, etc.). It just is not functional for package design and I have found it is limited in its post script adaptability.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe InDesign

Reasons for Switching to QuarkXPress

I actually use both programs. I just prefer Quark's functionality over InDesign's. I do have to use InDesign in some instances because my customer uses it. I would never choose it over Quark if it was up to me.

Response from Quark Software

Thank you! Your review is much appreciated!

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QuarkXPress FAQs

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QuarkXPress offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 259.00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

The page layout and digital publishing software is now available as a prepaid annual subscription for $220 per year. You will have the right to use the software, with upgrades, updates and technical support, for as long as your subscription is active. Your subscription will renew automatically.

QuarkXPress has the following typical customers:

201-500

QuarkXPress supports the following languages:

English

QuarkXPress supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations QuarkXPress has

QuarkXPress offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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