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.

 

How do we compare with other Book Printing Companies

Why do book printing costs vary so much?
Numerous technologies are utilised for printing books. Many of the larger international companies can produce books cost-effectively on large inkjet presses; however, there is a trade-off. You can only print your books in all colour or all black and white. If you want colour pages throughout your book, they may tell you that only certain pages can be in colour.
At the Book Printing Company, we use toner-based digital presses. This enables us to print any combination of colour and black and white that you wish. Our technology allows you to have your book published the way you want and cost-effectively. Why pay for full colour if you don't need to.
The other consideration is that we don't hide our printing costs in the commission charged on the sale of your book. The price shown in our calculator is the total cost with no hidden charges, and if you order 50 Author copies of your book, you will receive at least 50 books. Nowhere in our terms and conditions do we hide a clause which states that you could receive up to 5% less than your order quantity.

What Our Customers are saying about us

Wow, the quality of the books you did for us were amazing. We have used a number of book printing companies both in Australia and overseas, and I must say, they dont even come close to the quality of your work. I will only be using your company from now on.

Donna Lambert

This is to recommend The Book Printing Company and Donna for excellent service “above and beyond the call of duty”. We wanted to get a book written by my Mum printed in a hurry. It was a small batch (50 copies) and the assistance we received from Donna was exceptional including delivery of... Read More

Matt Ranawake

Thank you so much for the amazing level of support that you gave given me, both during the process and in getting the books here in time for the launch on Sunday. You’re the best.
And the books look great...the photographs have reproduced perfectly. You’ve done a fantastic job! We’ve... Read More

Amanda Hale

This was my first experience with getting my first book printed & also my first experience with The Book Printing Company. I found Donna to be extremely helpful & accommodating. Donna went out of her way to be helpful with suggestions & with book proofs. She was patient in explaining the commercial... Read More

John Alford

We have had two books printed by you, one with single colour inside, and the other with full colour. We were delighted with the print quality, the ease of placing the order and the speed of delivery. We are very happy with the service.

Brian Walsh

Great job by Donna! Thanks

quentin lambert

It was my first experience of book publishing. I found the site gave me a good guide to the process and also the personal contacts regarding my queries with Donna helped considerably.
I was very pleased with the printing result, as was my family when receiving their copy of our family history. I... Read More

Dudley Gray

I needed a run of 100 books printed for me at fairly short notice. The book printing Co. were able to do it at an unbeatable price and produced a terrific quality product. Will use them again.

david schwarz

I cannot express how superb your service was. I was in an extreme bind due to another printer failing to deliver quality goods at the last minute before an event. I was very stressed and Donna went above and beyond to help me get reprints done in an impressively quick turn around even delivering... Read More

Jeynelle

I wanted to thank you for a great job. The colour and black and white images looked terrific, the cover looked great (and am particular about colour) the folding and cutting was extremely accurate and the price was excellent.
Thank you for a great job. I will certainly be using your company... Read More

Audrey Larsen

Thank you so much Donna for getting the books to us in minimal time.

We loved the books. You provided us with utmost quality and that also in reasonable price.

You went out of your way to ensure the final products is perfect as we wanted.

It has been a pleasure to work with you on this... Read More

Jaslin Sandhu

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Our online calculators allow our clients to adjust the parameters of their books to suit their budget and personal preferences. Our clients are in charge of how they want their books to be printed. We don’t give you minimal choices and expect you to accept what we have to offer.


Design and Editorial Services

The Book Printing Company has years of experience dealing with some of the industries best graphic designers and editors. For more information, please send us your details through our contact form.


Project Management

Not always can we meet the requirements of every potential client. However, our years of experience enable us to assist you and manage your book printing project, utilising a broad base of trade printing suppliers in Australia. If you would like to use our project management services, send us a message via our contact form.


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