Quark Teams up with Fontsmith to Provide £1240 Worth of Fonts for Free

Special Bundle Offer – Buy or Upgrade to QuarkXPress 2018 Now and Get 12 Professional Fontsmith Typefaces (includes 56 individual fonts plus 200 icons) Worth More Than £1240 FREE!

Quark Software announced today a new software bundle offer that will save designers £1240* when buying or upgrading to QuarkXPress 2018. The bundle offer allows users with any version of QuarkXPress to receive a set of 12 professional Fontsmith typefaces encompassing 56 individual fonts plus 200 icons, completely free when they upgrade to QuarkXPress 2018 or purchase a new license.

QuarkXPress 2018 is the latest version of the professional graphic design software that includes industry-first features that boost productivity, support modern font requirements, and advance print and digital publishing. New features include full colour font support, first-class OpenType controls, hyphenation strictness levels, direct InDesign IDML import, built-in JavaScript support, unlimited Android and IOS app creation and more. According to customers, QuarkXPress is the best choice in professional design and layout software.

Fontsmith’s Professional OpenType Fonts
Fontsmith is a leading and established boutique type foundry known for creating fonts that are distinctively human and full of character. Founded in 1997 by Jason Smith, Fontsmith today represents a truly international team of designers working from a London studio. The Fontsmith library includes an extensive collection of typefaces – elegant and traditional, contemporary and quirky – suitable for a range of applications. In addition, the team design and create bespoke typefaces for global brands including ING Bank, British Gas, Jaguar, ITV, Renault, Sainsbury’s, Sky News, Telefónica Movistar, UEFA Champions League, Colgate, and Xerox.

Pricing and Availability
The new Fontsmith bundle is available until 30 November 2018 with the purchase of every new full version of QuarkXPress (£725), upgrade (£159 from version 2017; £349 from versions 3 to 2016) or Competitive Upgrade (£349 from InDesign, CorelDraw, Microsoft Publisher and Photoshop users).

The offer is also valid on the purchase of non-profit (£149) and single education licenses (£69) of QuarkXPress 2018. To find out more about the offer, restrictions and how to redeem the free fonts please visit: http://content.quark.com/fontsmith-bundle-en.html.

For Just £349 Switch from InDesign to QuarkXPress and Get Fonts Worth over £1240
Attention InDesign, CorelDraw, Microsoft Publisher and Photoshop users: Anyone who owns software that competes with QuarkXPress is eligible to purchase a full new, perpetual and upgradeable QuarkXPress 2018 license for just £349 instead of £725. Customers who purchase the Competitive Upgrade will also receive the free Fontsmith typefaces as part of the font bundle promotion. Find out more about the competitive upgrade offer.

QuarkXPress 2018 is available for purchase through the Quark Store, from our Quark telesales team or from any of our Authorised Resellers.

Learn more about QuarkXPress 2018: http://www.quark.com/Products/QuarkXPress/.

*Original SRP in GBP prices shown as USD or EUR are approximate price values based on the actual currency exchange rate and are excluding VAT.

7 Ways Your Web Design Company Is Robbing You Blind

Finding the best web design company for your brand can be the difference between having an adequate website or an effective digital presence that improves your bottom line. Like most digital marketing services, you tend to get what you pay for – don’t skimp on costs when it comes to your company’s web presence. A first-class website design firm that is able to understand your business, your customer’s desired user experience, and most importantly how search engines work will build far more value in the long run than trying to cut corners (your cousin’s nephew?). If you’ve never worked with a website designer before you need to be sure you’re not overpaying. Here are a few things to ask about in advance.


Your first consultation – You should be able to sit down with the designer and explain what you want and need from your website. They should then formulate a plan to execute that and tell you how much it will cost and how long it will take. You shouldn’t have to pay to get a simple quote.

Services you don’t need – Find out exactly what you’re paying for when you start working with a web design company. They may offer services that you don’t really want or need. Make sure you understand everything you are being charged for.

Hosting and maintenance – There can be hefty fees for website hosting depending on your type of business, but what are you really getting? Server reputation, speed, security, backups, website updates, customer service, and other maintenance requirements are all cost factors. Be sure you’re getting the services and paying rates that are fair for today’s market.

Writing poor content – Some web designers are whizzes at technical set-ups but then charge you for poorly-written, ineffective copy. Find out if the company has competent copywriters who understand the importance of engaging readers and giving them a clear call to action. If not, hire an SEO copywriter or learn to do it yourself.

SEO that’s poorly executed – If your web design company has only a basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimisation then you should only be paying for “basic” knowledge. Some design companies stay up-to-date on the latest SEO changes and can advise you on the best keywords and content to use on your site. If they don’t have a clear understanding of the importance of SEO then hire another company to build your website. A great looking website doesn’t do you any good if it can’t be found in the search engines.

Calling to ask questions – We all know customers who can take this to excess (See Clients from Hell). But normally, you should be able to call and ask simple questions without having to pay for each call. Hint: Most designers prefer email for simple questions and task requests – the good ones will call back if something is unclear. No charge.

Additional or hidden fees – Make sure it’s clearly drawn out in your original quote what you’re paying for and what will require additional fees. Most of todays’ Content Management System (CMS) driven websites like WordPress and Drupal require ongoing attention. Be sure to ask if the company will be maintaining your site and if that’s included, and for how long.

By asking the right questions and being diligent in receiving the answers you need, you can be sure you’re not overpaying your web design company