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Real World Color Management, Second Edition by Fred Bunting, Chris Murphy, Bruce Fraser

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15. Color Management in QuarkXPress: Incremental Improvements

In print production, QuarkXPress is still very much the 800-pound gorilla, so we can’t ignore it, but we find a certain irony in the fact that despite being one of the first applications to offer color-management capabilities way back in the early 1990s, those capabilities have improved surprisingly little in the intervening decade. In this chapter, we cover QuarkXPress 3.32r5 through QuarkXPress 6 because many sites still use older versions of it, and the third-party solutions we discuss work with all three versions.

QuarkXPress 3 effectively lacks built-in color management, and the QuarkXPress 4 CMS lies somewhere between almost-usable and totally maddening. QuarkXPress 5 offers ...

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