Quark has announced a time-limited deal for prospective purchasers of its forthcoming DTP application, QuarkXPress 6.

The company is offering users of XPress 3.x and 4.x a discount upgrade-price to version 6, which will run on Mac OS X 10.2. The offer is available until April 16.

Under the deal, users of older versions can upgrade to the latest XPress, version 5.0, for £299 or £399 from versions 4 and 3 respectively. They will then receive version 6.0 for free when it ships. All prices exclude VAT.

To qualify, users must provide a billing and shipping address, valid serial numbers, VAT number where applicable and a valid email address.

More information is available online.

Quark announced some of the features of its forthcoming application last week. The company has not yet announced final pricing or a release date.