Quark today announced its new Quark Print Collection, a set of prepress tools for XPress 7 and Acrobat 7.

The tools enables the creation of fully imposed, press-ready files and costs just £199.

"Quark Print Collection offers exceptional value and allows organisations to provide professional imposition tools to their entire production staff," said Paul Schmitt, vice president of product development at Quark. "No other software offers such an advanced range of imposition capabilities for both QuarkXPress and Adobe Acrobat at such an affordable price."

The collection includes Quark Imposer for QuarkXPress, Quark Imposer for Adobe Acrobat, Quark MarkIt, and Quark Item Marks. The tools are based on technology originally developed by A Lowly Apprentice Production (ALAP), which was previously acquired by Quark.

The tools let imposed pages be previewed before output and imposition and registration settings can be saved as reusable styles, which can be shared with others.

Pages can be imposed in two-up, four-up, six-up, and eight-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.

"We've taken all of the guesswork out of imposition so that our customers will encounter fewer errors and less waste and achieve maximum efficiency," said Schmitt.

Quark Print Collection includes QuarkXPress 7 XTensions software for creating custom printers marks such as registration targets, colour bars and logos, which can be applied to individual items or entire pages.