Quark and Markzware Collaborate To Offer a Powerful On-line Preflighting Solution

Quark and Markzware Collaborate To Offer a Powerful On-line Preflighting Solution

More and more partners create on-demand creative communications powered by QuarkXPress Server 7

LONDON — November 09, 2006 — Quark Inc. announced today that Markzware, a leading developer of preflighting, data extraction and conversion software is the latest partner to collaborate with Quark to create on-demand creative solutions powered by QuarkXPress Server 7. Markzware FlightCheck Online is a cost-effective, web-based print quality control and file delivery solution. It enables quick communication between senders and receivers of digital files to ensure they conform to print-ready specifications.

QuarkXPress Server 7 combines the design power and collaboration functionality of QuarkXPress with proven server-based performance to help software developers and system integrators meet needs in specific vertical markets. Markzware FlightCheck Online and QuarkXPress Server 7 combine to create a powerful on-line preflight solution which allows customers to ‘pre-qualify’ QuarkXPress files before delivering them for printing as it checks them against customized preflight rules sets defined by the output provider.

FlightCheck Online aims to deliver a “complete” QuarkXPress project with all the correct fonts and images in place, however if there is an error in the file the sender is immediately sent an alert via their web browser. When the file is ready for further processing, FlightCheck Online uploads the file to the server, decompresses it and automatically loads the specific fonts for that job and outputs it to QuarkXPress Server. It is then possible to create a PDF in any flavour, as the QuarkProject has been fully preflighted and all elements needed for output have been incorporated into the job. PDF’s can be created in low or high res versions for proofing and for production respectively.

“Quark is thrilled to see so many partners leveraging the creative power of QuarkXPress Server to develop both Web-based and data-driven applications, delivering a custom, dynamic publishing solution to their customers,” said Nick Howard, director of enterprise products for Quark. “Markzware has demonstrated that they are leaders in the dynamic publishing industry and we are proud to support them to deliver on-demand creative communications.”

“We are excited we can incorporate the benefits of QuarkXPress Server 7 into our patented preflighting technology to deliver superior quality assurance, data conversion and workflow solutions to our customers,” said David Dilling, Markzware. “We are looking forward to developing fresh, new technologies with Quark well into the future.”

About Markzware
Founded in 1993, Markzware is the leading developer of print quality assurance, data conversion and workflow solutions for the international graphic arts, printing, publishing and digital multi-media industries. Markzware is a privately-held company based in Santa Ana, California, USA. Markzware B.V., located in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, is the company’s headquarters for activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

About Quark
Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) is an innovative software company providing design, production, and collaboration solutions that are transforming the business of creative communications. Quark has provided award-winning software for professional publishers since its flagship product, QuarkXPress, changed the course of traditional publishing. Founded in 1981, Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.
Quark and Quark related marks are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Quark Inc. and all applicable affiliated companies, Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. and in many other countries. All other marks are the properties of their respective owners.

General press inquiries: pr@quark.com
Online press center: http://www.quark.com/about/presscenter/

© 2006 Markzware. All rights reserved. Covered by U.S. Patent # 5,963,641
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Quark and Markzware Collaborate To Offer a Powerful On-line Preflighting Solution

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