Quark’s New Maintenance Program Offers Free Upgrades

Quark’s QuarkXPress Maintenance Program has been expanded to allow anyone upgrading or purchasing QuarkXPress 8 to join for just $149. This yearly membership includes truly valuable benefits such as free upgrades, priority technical support by phone or email, concurrent use of QuarkXPress 6, 7 and 8, site license consolidations, and more.

Details are in Quark’s press release, below.

Quark Inc. today launched its new QuarkXPress® Maintenance Program that offers customers access to unlimited priority technical support, the opportunity to upgrade from any previous version to QuarkXPress 8, and the option to receive any upgrades during their maintenance periods, free of charge. The QuarkXPress Maintenance Program is available to new customers who purchase QuarkXPress 8 or to existing users who upgrade to version 8. To mark the launch of the new program, Quark has also launched a special offer, until June 30, 2010, that enables anyone that has already purchased QuarkXPress 8 since February 1, 2010 to also purchase QuarkXPress Maintenance.

“The QuarkXPress Maintenance Program is a great opportunity for creative professionals who are using earlier versions of QuarkXPress to upgrade to QuarkXPress 8 and protect their investment for up to two years with free future upgrades. Keeping up with the latest developments and market trends is key for designers and at Quark we understand that this can be a challenge in difficult economic times. We want our customers to get more value than ever from QuarkXPress. When users upgrade to QuarkXPress 8 they can also make the most of the $750 worth Flash resources that can be download for free from www.quark.com/magic ,” said Gavin Drake, Quark Marketing Director.

“QuarkXPress Maintenance is usually only available with a purchase of QuarkXPress 8 or within 90-days of the date of purchase, but as a special introductory offer we’re making it available to anyone who purchased QuarkXPress 8 since February 1, 2010.” continued Drake.

Pricing and availability
The Quark Maintenance Program can be purchased from any Quark Authorized Reseller, Quark Store or Quark Direct at the price of $149 for 12 months and $249 for 24 months. Please note that QuarkXPress Maintenance is only available to users with the latest version of QuarkXPress (currently version 8) at purchase or within 90 days of purchase. Users can also upgrade from QuarkXPress 3, 4 and 5 (as well as 6 and 7) providing they take out QuarkXPress Maintenance at the same time as their upgrade purchase. Current QuarkAssurance and ServicePlus agreements will continue until their expiration dates, at which point those customers should contact Quark customer service to discuss migrating to QuarkXPress Maintenance instead.

QuarkXPress Maintenance’s benefits:

  • Receive all* upgrades of QuarkXPress free-of-charge
  • Unlimited priority technical support via phone
  • Priority email support
  • Upgrade from any version of QuarkXPress to current version**
  • Available from only 1 license and upwards
  • Use three versions of QuarkXPress (6, 7, 8) concurrently
  • Free Site consolidation / de-consolidations
  • Get 50% discount on trade-ups to QuarkXPress Plus
  • Receive 25% discount on selected XTensions for QuarkXPress

*released during the term of your QuarkXPress Maintenance only
**when upgrade is purchased in conjunction with QuarkXPress Maintenance
requires use of Quark License Administrator (QLA)
only available when purchasing QuarkXPress Plus trade-up direct from Quark

About QuarkXPress Plus
All versions of QuarkXPress 8 allow users to use East Asian text and apply sophisticated East Asian style sheets, but for users who need to create East Asian style sheets or precisely control East Asian typography themselves, we have created the QuarkXPress 8 Plus Edition. The QuarkXPress 8 Plus Edition is a version of QuarkXPress that gives users the full functionality and user interface (UI) language support of the East Asian editions.

About QuarkXPress 8
QuarkXPress 8 delivers an intuitive new interface, easy Flash® (SWF) authoring, stunning new typographic features, native Illustrator® file import and global publishing features. A comparison table, which can be viewed at http://8.quark.com/compare, shows users specifically which features have been added over the years and includes headline features from QuarkXPress 3 right through to QuarkXPress 8.