Vision’s Edge’s Fraemz PS XT ($99) is an XTension for QuarkXPress 8, 7, 6, 5 or 4 that lets you apply any of up to 404 different borders (frames) on any box. Think of it as a huge extension of the frames built into QuarkXPress, and for approximately the same uses: coupons, ads, etc.
These vector-based frames will print smoothly at any resolution, and may be colored with any color — including CMYK. Sliders let you control the thickness and corner size for each frame, as well as a drop shadow. You can also place and resize corner and side elements independently.
Because there are so many frames, Fraemz provides a search feature to help you find a particular border or border style.
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.