QuarkXPress 7 launches worldwide

Quark ships newest upgrade of market-leading design and publishing software

NEW YORK – May 23, 2006 – Quark Inc. announced today the release and
availability of QuarkXPress 7, the newest upgrade to its flagship product,
QuarkXPress. Debuting worldwide today, the widely anticipated QuarkXPress 7
software has already been praised for new and innovative features that
promote better design, faster production, and more efficient collaboration
– transforming the business of creative communications.

This powerful upgrade combines new and enhanced design features with
multi-channel publishing, collaboration, and job-driven workflow
capabilities to deliver simply faster creative development for print and
Web publishing. Through Composition Zones, Job Jackets, transparency,
OpenType, Unicode, and many other new features, QuarkXPress 7 makes it
easier for creative professionals to work together, optimize design, and
minimize production errors. QuarkXPress 7 enables efficient and consistent
desktop design, collaboration, and production.

“Our research shows that end-user experience and positive impact on
workflow are two of the biggest factors in making technology investments,”
according to Mike Maziarka, director at InfoTrends, the leading worldwide
market research and strategic consulting firm for the document solutions
industry. “QuarkXPress 7 directly addresses how to work more efficiently
with a product that is world renowned, thereby raising the bar in the
desktop publishing industry, and will be warmly welcomed by new and
established customers alike. This robust product release highlights Quark’s
commitment to the market and to its customers as Quark continues to
contribute to the evolution of publishing.”

“We are thrilled to release QuarkXPress 7,” said J =FCrgen Kurz, Quark senio=
vice president, desktop products. “This latest version introduces
forward-thinking concepts and capabilities in response to evolving market
needs and customer feedback. Based on the early response we’ve heard from
customers and the critical acclaim QuarkXPress 7 has received from leaders
in the industry, we believe QuarkXPress 7 will revolutionize the way
creative professionals work.”

QuarkXPress 7 is shipping now and is available through Quark resellers and
partners worldwide as well as the Quark online store.

To learn more about QuarkXPress 7 and how to purchase or upgrade, please
visit (http://www.quark.com/sales/desktop) www.quark.com/sales/desktop.

QuarkXPress 7 will be featured in upcoming road shows, scheduled to tour
North America and Europe stopping in seven cities on each continent. To
learn more about the QuarkXPress 7 road shows in North America, visit
(http://www.quark.com/7tour) www.quark.com/7tour.

About Quark

Quark Inc. (http://www.quark.com) is an industry-leading software company
providing design, production, and collaboration solutions that are
transforming the business of creative communications. Quark has provided
award-winning software for professional publishers since its flagship
product, QuarkXPress, changed the course of traditional publishing. Founded
in 1981, Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.