Color printing on text page is now possible with the new InstantPublisherColor software. If your book contains color photos, all you do is select color printing and tell us how many pages are in color and the InstantPublisherColor software will do the rest. Please remember that with color, a broadband internet connection is necessary due to the size of the file.
InstantPublisherColor will work with both PC and MAC platforms. Mac users can send us both Black and White and Color books for publishing with InstantPublisherColor Software.
We offer two types of paper for color printing, the 80# Lustro High Gloss Enamel paper or 80# White Matte paper (dull, non-glossy). The high gloss paper is similar to school book text enamel used in yearbook printing.
Already an industry leader in Print On Demand services for black and white printing, instantpublisher is one of the first POD publishers to offer full color book publshing at a resonable cost. This innovative process allows authors to add full color photos to their text pages or have full color on every page.
Schools can design their own annuals in full color, load to the InstantPublisherColor site and have professionally printed annuals at a very resonable price with a turn-around still under 10 days. Families can design their own photo albums, color and black and white, load to the site and actually have a photo album for each member of the family less expensively that having reprints made by a photofinisher. Authors can write and design children's books in full color and bound for professional sales.
The free software needed for this process is available for both Microsoft Windows and Mac Applications. Although you will find that this software has few limitations, keep in mind that printing in color has some inherent differences from black and white printing.
First... the color files you will be uploading will contain much more information and will be much larger. A fast Internet connection is absolutely essential for the successful implementation of this process. A broadband Internet Connection, such as DSL, cable or satellite is required.
Second... although you will find that our process is very economical when compared with other printers, color printing is still more expensive than black and white. You can use the handy pricing calculator on our site to give you an exact estimate of your publishing costs.
Third... although it is possible to compose effective documents containing color images with a standard word processing program such as Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect, use of a higher end layout software such as Adobe PageMaker or QuarkXPress will produce higher quality results. Our software will work with any standard or higher end tool, but we realize that many authors prefer to use standard word processing programs.
For these reasons, we still offer our black and white printing services at InstantPublisher.com for those cases where color is not needed or is not feasible. Feel free to install the software for both black and white color - then making the choice is as easy as selecting the printer name when you are ready to upload your documents to the instantpublisher.com site!