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The Art Institutes Adopts QuarkXPress 7 for Graphic Arts Classrooms Nationwide; Upgrade Strengthens Strategic Partnership between Quark and The Art Institutes.

DENVER -- Quark Inc. announced today that The Art Institutes is upgrading 3,800 seats at its 32 school locations to QuarkXPress 7 in time for fall quarter 2006. By adopting QuarkXPress 7, The Art Institutes will remain in sync with industry standards in the graphic arts field by training students to use the innovative new upgrade of the leading design and publishing software application.

Students will be able to take advantage of the cutting-edge features in QuarkXPress 7 -- such as Composition Zones -- to bring new levels of collaboration to their group projects, allowing students to be more productive and efficient. In addition, the color-based transparency and drop shadows features will enable students to create stunning visuals, while enhanced output capabilities and native PDF support will allow students to produce their work quickly and efficiently -- an important part of the learning process.

"With QuarkXPress 7 included in The Art Institutes curriculum, every major creative market will have a well-educated pool of students with up-to-date skills and knowledge about the new features of QuarkXPress," said Rich Moore, vice president of academic technology for The Art Institutes. "Quark has extensive offerings in every major market of the graphic arts industry, and we are proud to educate our students on the groundbreaking new release of QuarkXPress and prepare them for success in graphic arts, design, and publishing careers."

"The graphic arts classes at The Art Institutes provide a rich balance of technical knowledge and creative development, a curriculum approach that Quark values highly," said Richard Pasewark, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Quark. "Quark is committed to bringing the education community the tools it needs so that students can express their creativity and expand their design skills as an important part of their learning experience."

About Quark

Quark Inc. (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.

About The Art Institutes

The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with 32 education institutions located throughout North America, provide an important source of design, media arts, fashion, and culinary arts professionals.

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