Quark on Monday introduced
QuarkXPress Server 7, the newest version of its Web-based publishing system, as well as Quark Print Collection, a set of prepress tools for QuarkXPress 7 and Adobe Acrobat 7.
QuarkXPress Server 7 — typically offered through a Quark system integrator or OEM partner — lets companies that use QuarkXPress 7 and an accompanying server to manage Web-to-print, automate targeted advertising creation, generate catalogs, create “one-to-one” marketing materials and more.
New in this release is support for features found in QuarkXPress 7 including layout-independent spaces, Job Jackets technology to help enforce a uniform workflow throughout the creation and printing process, enhancements for variable-data printing including Personalized Print Markup Language (PPML) and optimized PDF output support.
Also included is QuarkXPress Server Manager, which centralizes QuarkXPress Server 7 system administration, manages processing loads on multiple servers and reports on automated publishing tasks. The software includes programming interfaces like HTTP, SOAP, PHP, .NET/ASP and Java/JSP.
Quark Print Collection
Quark Print Collection is a set of prepress tools for QuarkXPress 7 and Adobe Acrobat 7. Using the Print Collection software, you can impose native QuarkXPress layouts or PDF files more easily. Coming on October 30, 2006, the new collection costs $299.
Four prepress tools are included: Quark Imposer for QuarkXPress 7, Quark Imposer for Acrobat 7, Quark MarkIt for QuarkXPress 7 and Quark Item Marks for QuarkXPress 7.
The software includes pagination options and controls over bleed and creep settings; imposition preview; the ability to save and share frequently used imposition settings and more. Also included is XTensions software for QuarkXPress 7 to let you create custom printer marks like registration targets, color bars, text slugs and logos.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4 or later, QuarkXPress 7.01 and Adobe Acrobat 7; 128MB RAM, 55MB hard disk space and CD-ROM drive.