DTP software maker Quark has revealed its Quark Print Collection, which the company says is a comprehensive set of prepress tools for QuarkXPress 7 and Adobe Acrobat 7. Quark Print Collection enables the creation of fully imposed, press-ready files at a price anyone who is involved in the print-production process can afford.

Quark Print Collection includes Quark Imposer for QuarkXPress, Quark Imposer for Adobe Acrobat, Quark MarkIt, and Quark Item Marks, says the company. Based on technology originally developed by A Lowly Apprentice Production (ALAP), which was previously acquired by Quark, these tools provide users with everything they need to create fully imposed press-ready files.

Quark says the iinterface of Quark Print Collection enables designers involved in the print-production process to accomplish a range of imposition tasks with minimal training and effort. Imposed pages can be previewed before output to ensure quality and prevent waste. In addition, imposition and registration settings can be saved as reusable styles, which can be shared with other users.

Users can impose native QuarkXPress layouts using QuarkXPress 7 or PDF files using Adobe Acrobat 7, ensuring maximum flexibility in dealing with customer files in whatever format they are received, says the company. Pages can be imposed in 2-up, 4-up, 6-up, and 8-up layouts; users can choose from among a variety of binding and imposition types and control settings for bleed, creep, and crossover. The imposer piece within Quark Print Collection arranges the pages automatically based on settings the user chooses. Unlike other imposition solutions, the original source files are never affected.

Quark Print Collection will be available by October 30, 2006, for £199 through the Quark store on the Quark Web site at www.quark.com/products/printcollection/.