Professional Stock Layouts

Sometimes, what would really save your bacon (and turn a profit) is instant access to a ready-made layout for a project — something you don’t have to create, but still gets the job done.

One option is StockLayouts. They provide fully customizable templates for QuarkXPress, and other applications, either on CD or downloaded from their website.

The templates were designed by award-winning graphic designers and include royalty-free stock photos and original artwork, and a defined color palette.

Everything is suitable for commercial printing, and fonts are specified but not included. Templates include brochures, newsletters, stationery, postcards, ads and menus for a variety of businesses.

Each CD contains dozens of layouts and is priced between $249 and $399, while individual layouts cost $29–$99. You can see the designs and download a free sample template from their website.

Another option is Chuck Green’s “Ideabook”, which Planet Quark mentioned back in January. It’s a book and a CD that contains more than 300 prebuilt projects. Grab one and go!