Quark Acquires Gluon Assets
Including HyperPublishing technology, XTensions, and Plug-ins.
Quark Inc. has acquired the assets and technology of Gluon, the New Jersey-based software company that has developed tools for the corporate and publishing industries for over twenty years. The acquisition includes Gluon’s HyperPublishing System suite of products which Quark reports it will integrate into its dynamic publishing software to enable enterprise-scale Web-to-print, variable data printing (VDP), and advertising-automation solutions.
Quark and Glueon have partnered for years to integrate QuarkXPress Server with Gluon’s HyperPublishing System to create automated print and multichannel solutions for corporate marketing departments, printers, advertising agencies, publishers, designers, and governmental agencies. The acquisition of Gluon’s HyperPublishing System allows Quark to bolster its ability to offer technology for creating customized, design-rich documents that can be dynamically changed or created on-demand.
“Acquiring Gluon’s HyperPublishing System provides us the unique opportunity to bring together the production and distribution sides of marketing communication and publishing businesses,” says Nick Howard, director of enterprise products for Quark. “We now offer unparalleled dynamic publishing capabilities that will help customers manage brand control, create on-demand print-ready materials, connect with customers through personalized advertising, and more.”
As part of the acquisition, Quark also gains Gluon’s XTensions and Plug-ins that add efficiencies and capabilities to QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator. The XTensions and Plug-ins will continue to be developed by the Gluon team and remain available through the Gluon online store as well as through specialist distributors and resellers.
Gluon’s employees will join Quark and will continue to provide their expertise to customers in development, implementation, and customer support.
Based in Maplewood, New Jersey, Gluon has produced its software for 20 years.