It’s that time of year when special projects come up: calendars, recipe cards, CD inserts… and it’s a whole lot easier to start with something that’s already the right size and shape than to create it from scratch.
You’re not alone, and you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Instead, I hope you’ll make use of our collection of sources for free QuarkXPress templates. They include the projects above and as well as other projects that are useful year-round: envelopes, labels, video labels, postcards, or even various newsletter layouts and folded brochures. Here are some well-stocked sources:
- The Paper Mill Store
- ColorIt Printing
- 48 Hour Print
If you don’t mind paying a little bit for extremely high quality stock layouts, check out these:
Use InDesign templates in QuarkXPress 2017/2018
And since QuarkXPress 2017/2018 can import InDesign layouts in IDML format, you could also use templates provided in the IDML format and import these:
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.