From sales of Q2ID v5.5, the Quark to InDesign plugin for CS5.5, CS5 and CS4, it’s clear there are plenty of QuarkXPress users. Responses to this thread on the members-only LinkedIn Group, Print Production Professionals, have been numerous. Quark may have catching up to do, but with new management, ownership, and QuarkXPress 9, they have a shot at it.
Yes, many are going Quark to InDesign. The Adobe InDesign CS5.5 plugin, Q2ID, makes Quark to InDesign data conversion a breeze. Here is a comment from a Q2ID user on this same LinkedIn Group Discussion on print production:
“…I have received Quark files … over the … years, and I use the Markzware Q2ID plug-in to convert them to InDesign. No client has ever complained about that.” – Sam Cowan
Source: Does anyone still use Quark? (Print Production Professionals LinkedIn Group Discussion)
Markzware has many printing solutions, including for preflight, packaging and data conversion. There is no need to make a complete switch from QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign. You can use both! With Q2ID, QuarkXPress 9 and the new App Studio, you can get your layouts onto an Apple iPad. So, perhaps that is another reason to check out Quark!
A couple more discussions related to Quark usage in print production:
- Does anyone still use QuarkXpress for layout and typesetting? | LinkedIn
- QuarkXPress – Now their's a blast from the past! | LinkedIn
Print Production Professionals Can Use Quark or InDesign: Q2ID
Markzware’s InDesign plugin, Q2ID, is data conversion software to convert Quark to InDesign
Print Production Professionals Use Quark and InDesign