Recently, Adobe discontinued their Print Service Provider program and Quark has been quick to seize this opportunity to expand their support for the print community. Members of Adobe’s cancelled “Adobe Partner Connection Print Service Provider Program” may get a free copy of QuarkXPress and join Quark’s QuarkAlliance Output Provider Program for free.
For details, see Quark’s press release below.
Quark Offers Printers Free QuarkXPress 8 and Priority Technical Support
Adobe Solutions Network Members are Invited to Join QuarkAlliance and Quark Promote Programs at No Cost
Denver, CO – January 20, 2010 – In continued support of the print community, Quark announced today special offers that allow eligible printers to join Quark output provider programs at no cost. Adobe® Solutions Network (ASN) members, current QuarkAlliance™ members, and printers interested in Quark Promote are invited to take advantage of complimentary QuarkAlliance and Quark Promote memberships. Membership benefits can include priority technical support, a free copy of QuarkXPress® 8, increased market visibility, and potential revenue opportunities.
“At a time when some in our industry are moving away from print, Quark is aggressively maintaining its investment in this community,” said Cyndie Shaffstall, director of QuarkAlliance. “There is a significant opportunity for printers to take advantage of the booming Web-to-print industry, as well as traditional revenue streams. I invite all output providers to join one of our programs right now at no cost.”
There are a variety of ways output providers can participate in the special program enrollment offers:
- Existing ASN (Adobe Solutions Network) members that register now will receive a complimentary one-year enrollment to both the QuarkAlliance Output Provider Program as an Authorized Partner and the Quark Promote Output Provider Program (US) as an Authorized Partner (at the provider’s discretion).
- Current members of the QuarkAlliance Output Provider Program are eligible for a complimentary one-year membership renewal that now also includes enrollment in the Quark Promote Output Provider Program.
- All output providers are eligible for complimentary enrollment in the Quark Promote Output Provider Program.
To begin the registration process, please visit http://www.quarkalliance.com. Rules and regulations apply and ASN members will be required to provide proof of membership.
QuarkPromote.com is a new online service that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses create their own high-quality, professional marketing materials. To learn more visit http://www.quark.com/pressdetail.aspx?nid=2443&lang=us.
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.