According to Quark, “Roularta Media Group (RMG), the leading Belgian-French printing and publishing firm which employs over 3,000 people, is the latest in a large number of media groups across Europe to upgrade to QuarkXPress 7.”
RMG publishes monthly consumer magazines, news magazines, entertainment supplements, business magazines, sports industry magazines, newspapers, and books. According to Erwin Danis, Premedia Director at RMG, “We carried out a very objective comparison between QuarkXPress 7 and Adobe InDesign and devised a simple points system on which we rated key criteria in each product. QuarkXPress 7 came out on top in almost every area but scored particularly well in terms of speed and reliability.”
Mr. Danis continued: “…we carefully assessed the market before making our decision. What we found was a definite shift towards QuarkXPress 7 and a renewed faith in Quark as a company. We needed a solution that could process our volume of work, that focused on production as well as design, and could be integrated seamlessly with third-party systems — and QuarkXPress 7 ticked all these boxes.”
It’s worth noting that Mr Danis is also Vice Chair of the Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG), an international assembly of industry associations whose goal is to establish and disseminate process specifications for best practices in graphic arts workflows.
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.