The QuarkXPress 7 launch event will feature twelve partners from across the design, publishing, and print technology industries, the company revealed today.

Canto, Creo, Em, Extensis, Gluon, GretagMacbeth, onOne Software, Meadows Publishing Solutions, Pantone, and SRDS will all take part.

Almost 200 XTensions software developers have also committed to release new software that supports XPress 7, which launched worldwide today.

"We are pleased that so many of our top partners can be here today to celebrate the launch of QuarkXPress 7," said Richard Pasewark, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Quark. "We value these strategic relationships and are encouraged that industry-leading companies are creating and delivering complementary hardware and software to this great new release of QuarkXPress. This is truly a collaborative effort to provide customers with the most complete desktop publishing environment."

The QuarkAlliance program includes many market-leading technology companies in the design and publishing industry.