Because of this: http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/04/blogipadprintingbig.jpg I decided just for fun to actually try it. It ended up in gray scale. To show I am actually scanning in colour, I added an iTunes gift card to the glass. http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc186/TheOneSaneMan/junk/iPadScan.jpg The scan is fuzzy only because the width of the case and gift card take it off the glass. But - why is the screen gray and not vivid (if not out of focus) colour ?