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QuarkXPress – The Best Professional Print and Digital Design Software Available

Turn your ideas into reality with QuarkXPress. It’s the graphic design software that gives you precise control over text, images, shapes, color, opacity, and it’s compatible with a broad range of file formats. No design is too simple or too complex — and no page layout software gives you more control. See the full detailed feature list here.

For more than 30 years, millions of users — from freelance designers to global organizations, marketing departments, agencies, print providers, and publishers — have used QuarkXPress to produce advertising, brochures, magazines, books, catalogs, newspapers, flipbooks, mobile apps, and more. Why? Because QuarkXPress offers the ultimate in creativity, design control, and professional print and digital output.

Design, Layout, and Professional Print Output

Built on a fast 64-bit architecture with uniquely innovative desktop publishing (DTP) features, QuarkXPress has surpassed the competition. It provides Bézier editing so you can remain in one application for page layout with high-end typography and vector drawing. With the non-destructive image editing capabilities, you can even manipulate images within the context of your design, without having to constantly switch to other image editing software.

Great design, of course, is only half of the equation. The other half is output; the final printed piece must match what’s on the screen. This is ensured in QuarkXPress with print previews, soft proofing features, comprehensive color management, and support for international color standards. QuarkXPress also includes a built-in preflighting feature (called Job Jackets) that can identify potential output issues early in the design process. When your layout is ready to go, easy-to-use presets for print-ready PDFs (PDF/X-4 certified) make sure output will go without a hitch.

Things You Can Do:

  • Brochures and Flyers
  • Print Ads
  • Posters
  • Banners
  • Direct Marketing
  • Postcards
  • Collateral
  • Packaging
  • Books and User Guides
  • Catalogues and Circulars
  • Directories and Yearbooks
  • Financial Reports
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Newsletters
  • Logo design
  • And much more …

Digital Design & Publishing

Do you really need a new software tool for every new file format? Or a different tool for print and digital design? Why not create beautiful, functional digital designs and print publications in one software tool? Only QuarkXPress delivers a complete set of intelligent cross-media design and export features in a single application.

With QuarkXPress print designers are right at home and ready to go with their digital publishing projects. You can easily convert content from print to digital formats. You can synchronize content between print layouts, digital projects, and design for different device screen dimensions and orientations. You can even share color definitions, style sheets, and other resources between different layouts. Plus, you only have to learn one skill set to design for multiple media — so you’re more productive with a faster time to results. What’s more, there is no coding required! Create it all within the intuitive user interface of QuarkXPress.

Things You Can Do

  • Interactive Tablet and Smartphone Apps for iPad, iPhone, Android, and other mobile devices
  • Responsive HTML 5 Publications with app-like interactivity to share your digital magazine, newspapers and e-catalogues over the Web
  • Flipbooks based on standard HTML5 running in any modern browser without the need of a browser plug-in
  • Standardized eBooks running on Amazon Kindle, iBooks®, Sony® Reader, NOOK®, and other eBook readers.
  • Web design mockups for rapid prototyping of HTML5 Web pages

Integration with other Applications and Formats

No application is an island. That’s why QuarkXPress was designed from the beginning to work with a wide variety of file formats.

  • Native InDesign® IDML Import
    Convert InDesign IDML files directly into editable QuarkXPress objects that retain attributes such as style sheet names and master pages.
  • Convert PDF, Illustrator, and EPS Files to Native QuarkXPress Objects
    Say goodbye to time-consuming projects such as 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. Benefit from fully editable vector graphics, real text, and automatically extracted colors and font information. 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 in QuarkXPress.
  • Import Text, Pictures, and Hyperlinks from Microsoft® Word
    Take Microsoft® Word documents with text, hyperlinks, footnotes, and pictures and place them directly into your QuarkXPress layout. Text formatting and Style Sheets can be imported and hyperlinks are automatically added to the Hyperlinks Palette.
  • PSD and AI Import
    QuarkXPress lets you import Adobe® Photoshop and Illustrator files, then hide and show layers and channels, clip to embedded paths, control layer opacity, and apply blend modes — all from right there in the QuarkXPress layout.
  • Import Tables and Charts from Microsoft Excel
    QuarkXPress lets you import data from Microsoft® Excel spreadsheets, make it beautiful, and then update the content from the Excel file without losing any formatting.

Training and Support

Finally, we are here to help you get things done. Get access to our exclusive QuarkXPress Mastermind Facebook Group where users, experts, and Quark support answer almost every question. Watch the video tutorials and see how easy and intuitive QuarkXPress can be used even to accomplish complex design projects. When purchasing QuarkXPress, you receive 60-days of free email support. After that period we offer paid support if needed.

If you want to know more and learn about current special offers don’t hesitate to contact us.






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Quarkxpress 2018 includes:
  • PROMO: Now including 12 professional Fontsmith typefaces worth $1,597. Learn more!
  • Electronic software download
  • 60-day free email support
  • Access to our exclusive QuarkXPress Facebook Mastermind Group
  • Advanced Video Tutorial Series from publishing expert Martin Turner
  • Cross platform license running on Mac and Win
  • Lifetime license – You own the software

Minimum System Requirements



QuarkXPress 2017 & 2018 supports the newest three operating systems from both MacOS and Windows. Full list of System Requirements for QuarkXPress 2017 and 2018.

Mac: El Capitan (OS X 10.11), Sierra (MacOS 10.12) and High Sierra (MacOS 10.13)
Windows: Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (64 bit only, with latest updates)

What customers and the press say about QuarkXPress




“With version 2018 Quark takes over technical leadership among its competitors as it continues to build out functionality in several areas, including PDF generation, scripting, OpenType integration and free single-app creation for mobile devices. Not to be forgotten is the wealth of ideas of the users, with whom Quark stands in unprecedented exchange.”
Detlev Hagemann, Publisher



“The new version of QuarkXPress overtakes the competitor Adobe InDesign in some exciting areas. Version 2018 was stable and performed well in our tests. The upgrade is worth it!”
Thomas Kaltschmidt, mac&i



“Although the name Quark associates some of the antiquity of desktop publishing, QuarkXPress is still a true alternative to InDesign. This is not only due to the fact that the software has been continuously developed, but also the more attractive pricing model for small and large customers.”
Markus Linden, PAGE

“After my first attempts with QuarkXPress 2018, I'm very impressed. I feel like a kid with a big bag of miracles...especially the typographic features and the tidy UI. Equally brilliant is the conversion of PDFs into native objects - which saves me so much time! I am looking forward to the first complete production run of our magazine with QuarkXPress. Your programmers have forged a fine piece of software!”
W. Meisel

“We already use the new hyphenation strictness levels extensively in two magazines for unjustified content area such as opening credits, subheadings, captions and quotations, number and info boxes, unjustified notifications and unjustified table of contents. In this area, QuarkXPress 2018 is now even more reliable. So far there have been very few mistakes in comparison to other products. Now content can be even more efficiently hyphenated at the right place within compound words. I have also tested this with the text frame collapsed (for example, if a picture should not be two-column, but only one column and the caption is also compressed). No problem, is has worked extensively.”
T. Schürger and B. Weixler

“QuarkXPress 2018 first impression: wow fast, very fast!”
M. Parienti

“Got my update today - thank you. At first glance I’m very pleased with the speed QuarkXPress 2018 opens and the new features, including colour fonts.”
E. McCafferty

“Thank you to Quark for rolling out the new version today. :) Installation on High Sierra works like a charm. No issues seen so far.”
T. Rabenstein

“I discovered the new version – 2018 - and am excited by the new measurement panel. –It’s timesaver number 1 for me personally. I tried to generate an HTML5 Publication. The result works perfectly, elegantly and smoothly in the browser.”
J. Verlík

“After many years of using InDesign, I took another look at QuarkXPress. I don't know why, probably because I ‘m curious…or because development of InDesign is slow and I'm tired of debugging for free while paying the rent. But what I've found surprised me a lot. After having put it to test for several weeks, now QuarkXPress is in my toolbox again and…well, it works way better than InDesign.”
G. Saccardo

“I just upgraded from my 1998 license of QuarkXPress 4.1 because QuarkXPress 2018 is such a strong product.”
A. McAlmont

“Our decision to switch from InDesign to QuarkXPress was based on the much simpler production of high-quality HTML5 publications.”
S. Burkhardt, publisher of the online magazine "free.aero”

“What I love most about the new version of QuarkXPress is the increased ability to convert print layouts to digital layouts (and vice versa) accurately and with ease. This, together with Quark’s unmatched typographic control and the new OpenType functionality (now also available for e-books and HTML5 publications), gives me complete flexibility to produce high-quality designs for both print and online publications. Rating 5/5.”
J. Foster

“QuarkXPress 2018 gives me a huge productivity benefit by allowing for the conversion of PDF files to editable objects. For me that’s huge. I can reuse existing PDF files and export them as high-quality PDF/X-4 for print; which can also be PDF/A compliant if that is something my customers require for archiving or accessibility. Rating 5/5.”
G. Sellars

“On an aggressive upgrade cycle, QuarkXPress 2018 responds to user requests for heavy duty features like JavaScript 8, native Android app creation, a new PDF engine and hyphenation quality - a feature much needed but nowhere previously seen. Colour fonts add fun, but, as always, it is the experience of refined power that sets QuarkXPress apart.”
M. Turner

“Designers will love the color fonts. Think of the time it can save. Now you just type and it's done!”
K. Lang