I scan everything in greyscale. I never use black and white because it gets too many junk characters, especially from paperback. Grey doesn't seem to take any longer than black and white so I just never change that. My particular hardcover that didn't scan the cover well is a red book with white print. Jamie in Michigan Currently Reading - Blood Done Sign My Name - Timothy B. Tyson If you broke it, lost it, need it cheap or just can't find it anywhere else, find it at eBay!