QuarkXPress is first to create a single PDF compliant to PDF/A AND PDF/X-4

When creating PDF often two requirements seem to clash:

  1. The PDF needs to be printed (so ideally PDF/X-4)
  2. The PDF needs to be accessible (tagged) and to be archived (so PDF/A)

Why not create two PDF files (one /A and one /X)?

Sure, you could. It’s asking for trouble though, as you archive something that you didn’t print. And you would have to always keep two files.

Why not create a single PDF that complies to both standards?

That is ideal.

And QuarkXPress 2018 is the first graphic app for creative pro’s to create a SINGLE PDF that complies to both standards, PDF/A-2u and PDF/X-4, at the same time. So you can print them and archive them and they are accessible.

QuarkXPress 2018 offers an output setting that create one PDF complying to both PDF/X-4 and PDF/A.