My name is Kim and I'm a Quarkaholic.
April 14, 2022

My name is Kim and I'm a Quarkaholic.

Kim Guarnaccia 🔷 🔷 🔷 | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with QuarkXPress

I use QuarkXPress for all my design needs, from developing graphics for social media posts, sales collateral materials, posters, white paper PDFs, book and publication design, and more. Its page layout functionality is second to none and it grows better every day in terms of its ability to manipulate photos, text, etc (ie taking on more of the basic tasks of PhotoShop, for example).
  • General graphic design
  • Page Layout for magazines, newspapers, catalogs, etc.
  • Outputting files to Amazon Kindle
  • Currently does not have a way to open really old archived QuarkXPress files.
  • Text manipulation could be expanded upon (ie be able to warp or distort text).
  • Be able to output files in InDesign format.
  • Page layout
  • Output functionality (jpg, pdf, tiff, eps, kindle, etc)
  • Layer functionality, for outputting spot colors
  • I could not run my business without this program as part of my tech stack
InDesign is a fantastic program as well; I just prefer QuarkXPress because I better understand how it "thinks"/is programmed, due to years of working with it.

Do you think QuarkXPress delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with QuarkXPress's feature set?

Yes

Did QuarkXPress live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of QuarkXPress go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy QuarkXPress again?

Yes

The one (major) downside to QuarkXPress is that most designers now use InDesign, so when sharing files, they hate getting a QuarkXPress file, as they don't understand how the program works. And like most legacy programs (programs that have been around virtually from the start of PCs), QuarkXPress offers far more functionality than I could ever use, so it may be a bit difficult to learn for someone new to the program. But it is a fantastic program for publication design (ie multiple page designs); I have been a loyal user from almost its initial release.