Quark at Insight UK

Getting the most out of your investment in Quark software: Quark Licensing Programs

How do you make sure your company's employees have access to the software they need when they need it?

Quark® Volume Licensing Program (QVLP): Allows you to purchase Quark software licenses to the latest version at the most cost-effective price and provides additional benefits.
QuarkXPress Maintenance (QM): Ensures that your Quark software licenses remain up-to-date.

Experience the Benefits of Licensing:

  • Only buy the licenses you need but install company wide, including laptop users
  • Starts from just 2 licenses and upgrade from QuarkXPress 6 & 7
  • Working with freelancers made easy with Quark License Administrator (QLA)
  • Work from home using Quark License Administrator (QLA)
  • Immediate Discounts apply. The more licenses you buy the bigger the discount and no agreement is required
  • Consolidate multiple licenses into one agreement for FREE
  • Buying QuarkXPress 8 allows you to run your previous version alongside it
  • Activation Based Licensing means you don't have to run a license over a network but install onto specific machines
  • Cross platform so can be installed on Macs or PCs

So you can:

  • Save you money
  • Simplify your purchases
  • Reduce your costs
  • Protect your investment

Quark licensing is available for Commercial & Government users as well as & Education Institutions includes.

Customer profile
QVLP is ideal for any organisation that uses or needs multiple QuarkXPress licenses starting from as few as 2 licenses.

Volume discounts
Standard QVLP volume tiers and discounts:

Volume Tiers

Volume Discounts


Number of Licenses

Full Product


A 2-4 2.5% 2.5%
B 5-24 5% 5%
C 25-49 10% 7.5%
D 50-99 15% 10%

With QVLP, volume discounts are both transactional and cumulative, which means you get the best of both worlds. The discount level for a particular transaction is determined by the number of licenses you currently own and the number of licenses you are purchasing*. And, unlike other programs, every license you own counts toward the calculation of your price level, no matter when or how the license was purchased or what version it is. Graduation to the next tier is automatic and immediate.

For example, if you currently own 25 licenses but only 10 of them are the latest version, your transactions under QVLP would qualify for the tier C discount. You would remain at tier C until a transaction takes place that increases your cumulative purchases to a total between 50 and 99 licenses. At that time, you would qualify for the tier D discount.

To be eligible for QVLP, you must own or be purchasing a minimum of 2 QuarkXPress licenses. You can add to an existing QVLP in single units.

Concurrent licensing

Licenses purchased under QVLP can be run concurrently using our complimentary license management software Quark License Administrator (QLA).

QLA is installed by the customer on a machine (Mac or PC) connected to their network or directly onto a server. Ideally this machine is set up for high-availability - most customers use one of their existing servers

Customer can install software on as many machines as they want but they will only be able to use the number of licenses of QuarkXPress that they own at any one given time.

Every time a user launches QuarkXPress, it sends a request to QLA over the network asking for a license. Assuming the runcount of the site license has not been exceeded, QLA allows QuarkXPress to launch on the user machine as normal

The only cost associated with QLA is the £10 charge for a Media Pack which contains the installer CD for QLA.

QLA also supports remote users in a variety of ways ideal for companies who allow home working or who work with freelancers.

Activation licensing

For customers who prefer not to run their licenses over a network, there is the option to run licensing as activation based licensing. Customers will still order a Media Pack and receive their serial number via the Customer Information Card (CIC). This serial number can be activated up to the number of licenses purchased.


In order to be eligible for the QVLP price discounts, you must own or be purchasing more than one QuarkXPress license. There are no other minimum purchase requirements or qualification criteria.

Keep in mind that you may already own your minimum, so you can start saving on upgrades and new licenses immediately!


Fulfillment is via a Media Pack which includes the QuarkXPress installers and complimentary Software QLA and the license is sent electronically – referred to as the CIC (Customer Information Card).

Program term

QVLP is a transactional program, which means there is no start date or end date to your participation in the program. At the time of your transaction your volume tier is calculated and the corresponding percentage discount is applied to the prevailing standard retail price for QuarkXPress.

QuarkXPress Maintenance

Protect your investment in QuarkXPress

Buy 12 or 24 month QuarkXPress Maintenance and benefit from all* upgrades of QuarkXPress free-of-charge and unlimited priority technical support via phone.
*released during the term of your QuarkXPress Maintenance only

If you've purchased or are considering purchasing QuarkXPress then you're making a great investment. Now you can protect that investment with QuarkXPress Maintenance:

  • Receive All* Upgrades of QuarkXPress Free-of-Charge
  • Unlimited Priority Technical Support via Phone
  • Priority Email Support
  • Upgrade from Any Version of QuarkXPress to Current Version
  • Available from only 1 license (box or download)
  • Use Three Versions of QuarkXPress (6, 7, 8) Concurrently‡
  • Free Site consolidation / de-consolidations
  • Receive 25% Discount on Selected XTensions for QuarkXPress

QuarkXPress Maintenance is only available for 90 days from the date of your purchase so don't miss out - buy the 12 or 24 month QuarkXPress Maintenance today by choosing one of the two easy:

  • 12 months: £ 129
  • 24 months: £ 199

*released during the term of your QuarkXPress Maintenance only
‡ requires use of Quark License Administrator (QLA)