ARE MY PAGES BLACK AND WHITE OR COLOUR?
What defines a colour page, is one of the most frequently asked question by our clients and one of the hardest questions to answer. A colour page is defined by what the digital press recognises as colour. It could be a number of things which cause a page in a book to be processed as colour.
Here are some examples;
- Text in documents can appear to be black and white, however, the black can be made up from what is referred to as 4 colour black. This often occurs in Word documents when the auto colour is chosen. To ensure that your text is black only, selecting black in the colour option is the best way to ensure that you dont end up paying for colour pages, when it is not nessesary.
- Photos can appears black and white, however, in most instances, photos often have small amounts of other colours. This is noticible with sepia photos which have yellow and magenta undertones.
- Borders and paragraph dividers which can be downloaded online, are usually 4 colour black. They look great, however, they could end up costing you money.