Quark is offering printers and print service providers free basic membership to the QuarkAlliance if they attend Ipex next month.

Ipex runs in Birmingham between April 4-11. Printers will be able to join the QuarkAlliance Output Provider Program at the basic level for 12 months at no charge simply by visiting Quark's booth.

Membership benefits include the use of a Quark-authorised logo, listing on the Quark website as an Authorised Output Provider, access to the QuarkAlliance Resource Site, a dedicated program specialist to expedite technical support and resource needs, and inclusion in the QuarkAlliance members directory.

The cost of a 12-month membership to the QuarkAlliance Output Provider program is £140, which will be waived for Ipex attendees. The application form must be completed and signed at Ipex in order to qualify.

QuarkAlliance Output Providers offer Quark-based solutions and provide a higher quality of customer support than other output providers.

Quark is also sponsoring a QuarkXPress 7 training facility at Ipex, where specialist UK training company, Corps Business, will provide free hands-on training. Ipex attendees can choose between two different training sessions: QuarkXPress 7 for Designers and QuarkXPress 7 for Printers.