QuarkXPress 2018 released

Quark has announced the official availability of QuarkXPress 2018. “The new full release of Quark’s graphic design and page layout software sets the bar for innovation in typography, print and digital publishing. Existing QuarkXPress users, new users and even InDesign users, will benefit from Quark’s focus on delivering powerful new features in every yearly release,” said the company. QuarkXPress 2018 includes “industry-first features” that boost productivity, support modern font requirements, and advance print and digital publishing. QuarkXPress offers:

  • The ability to produce high-quality designs for both print and digital projects
  • No monthly subscription – users buy the license and own the license
  • An intuitive user interface, less palette clutter, and faster results
  • The ability to convert any AI, EPS, PDF or InDesign file to editable QuarkXPress objects
  • Non-destructive image editing
  • Superior typographic controls for kerning pairs, font tracking tables, text variables and OpenType fonts
  • More granular design control for optical margin alignment, gradients and opacity
  • The ability to copy objects from Affinity Designer and Adobe Illustrator, copy pie charts from Excel, and paste them as editable QuarkXPress objects
  • The ability to output unlimited iOS and Android Single apps for free
  • Conversion of print layouts into interactive HTML5 Publications
  • Lower cost of ownership and optional upgrades

Unlike other graphic design and page layout software, QuarkXPress offers users new, major features in every release – plus free updates throughout the year. QuarkXPress 2018’s new features fall into these main categories – typography, professional print and digital publishing, streamlined user interface (UI), and top customer-requested features.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.