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This list of the common American and European paper sizes includes the ISO standards, which are used globally. All dimensions are specified in inches, millimeters as well as PostScript points (1/72 inch, always rounded off). The overview covers:

  • ISO page sizes – The ISO A series is the most frequently used page measurement standard. It includes the DIN A4 format. The ISO B sizes are used for poster printing while ISO C is meant for envelopes. The SRA standard defines press sheet sizes and is used in the printing industry.
  • American paper size dimensions – such as ‘Letter’, ‘Legal’ and the ANSI series.
  • English sheet sizes – with a focus on formats for writing paper and book printing .

Newspaper sizes

Iso a paper sizes.

The A-series consists of a logical set of paper sizes that are defined by the ISO 216 standard. The largest size ( A0 ) measures one square meter. The height/width ratio remains constant (1:1.41) for all sizes. This means you get the A1 size by folding an A0 paper in two along its shortest side. Then fold the A1 size in two to get an A2 size paper, and so on… A-sizes are used to define the finished paper size in commercial printing: A4 is for office documents, A5 is for notepads and A6 is for postcards.

This drawing illustrates the principle behind the ISO A series:

A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7 and A8

ISO B paper sizes

The same logic from the A-sizes also applies for the B-series, except here the starting point was the dimension of one of the sides, which starts at 1 meter. B-sizes are often used for posters.

ISO C paper sizes

C-sizes are used for envelopes to match the A-series paper. I have omitted unrealistic sizes like C0 (imagine an envelope measuring 917 by 1297 millimeters).

ISO D paper sizes

I have no idea what D-sizes are used for but the standard is there so it should be mentioned.

ISO RA & SRA paper sizes

These oversized papersizes are used by printers. The dimensions in millimetres are rounded to the nearest value.

American paper sizes

The US and Canada do not use the international standards but instead rely on the paper sizes below. The ANSI standard was added in 1995 to create a set of sizes that are based on shared dimensions. It lacks however the consistent aspect ratio of the ISO A-series.

English paper sizes (writing papers)

The English nowadays use the A-sizes for office and general use. I have no idea whether many of these definitions are still in use today. Imperial and half-imperial still seem to be widely used by artists.

UK metric book printing sizes

For books A-sizes often aren’t used because A4 is too large and A5 too small. Metric Royal Octavo and Metric Crown Quarto are 2 frequently used sizes that are more comfortable to hold and read.

The dimensions of newspaper pages are not that strictly defined, so the average or most frequently used size is mentioned.

Other sources of information

There are a number of other web sites that list paper sizes and their use. Check them out if you need a second opinion 🙂

  • Papersizes.org

95 thoughts on “ Paper sizes ”

Here’s some info (for US readers) that might save them some frustration.

Until recently it wasn’t that hard to find 3-hole punched half-letter/statement/note-size paper in both office supply stores and places like Walmart and Target. It was a convenient size – not as bulky as standard letter size paper – but still large enough to hold a reasonable amount of notes. Finally the paper was punched and decent binders were affordable so it was easy to keep the information up-to-date. I’ve used plenty of spiral-bound notebooks of the same size but one of the aggrevations is that you can’t insert pages or move them around. So they get ‘fuzzy’ with all of the tabs on the pages, and/or it starts looking really lame because I’ve ripped out so many pages of outdated information.

There were 6-ring binders with A5 paper but they were part of expensive day planner kits. (There’s also 7-hole punched paper that works with either but it’s hder to find.)

However for some reason a few years ago the half-legal paper started disappearing, then the binders and other things. It’s now gone entirely from Target (at least locally), and I think Walmart has also either fully dropped it or you can only get small packs of ruled paper for $$$. The local Staples still has binders and separators but no paper.

I’ve looked for modest A5 binders, 3- or 6-ring, but they still seem to be focused on fancier day planners than utilitarian notebooks. Note the current half-legal binders at Staples aren’t exactly cheap – they’re around $10 – but that’s a lot less than the 6-ring binders and don’t have unwanted extras like a cloth cover and strap. I just want something where I can keep my paper notes someplace convenient and in something that may not be ideal conditions. Otherwise I would just keep my notes on my ipad.

That said… you can still find half-letter paper on Amazon. Lined or unlined, 3-hole punched or not.

But now the fun bit….

One of the reasons I use a laser printer is that the pages don’t smear when they get wet. They can also print unusual sizes. With my last printer I would routinely print 3×5″ cards, but with my current printer I can’t print below 4×6″ cards.

A lot of my notes fall into a category where I’m essentially filling out a form. It’s a pretty simple process where I can print out some blank forms that I complete by hand as necessary, and then re-print the completed forms for future reference.

Fine… but either my printer or Libre Office (or both) have quietly had an update such that they no longer handle half-letter size. I can still put the paper in the software and/or printer insist on rescaling what’s printed. (I haven’t tried printing to PDF and then printing that – and I’m not even sure that would work.)

Half-letter and A5 paper are almost the same size – they’re close enough that I can put the A5 paper in the half-letter binder. But you have to check this on a case-by-case basis – the paper may brush against the tab you push to ppen the rings, or might extend a little too far to the sides.

Maybe this will all shake out in a few years – we’ll be able to get inexpensive but decent binders etc. for A5 paper, using either 3- or 6-hole punches – but for now it’s something to keep in mind if you want to create notebooks this size.

Why isn’t there a standard book size based on 8.5 x 14, folded to 8.5 x 7 for 4 pages (front and back)? Home printing is crazy difficult because it’s so hard to find quality printer paper sized to fit a home printer and to find printers that will print on standard sizes and even more difficult to find equipment reasonably priced to cut large sheets designed for large market printers down to standard book sizes.

It’s called Legal Size paper (8.5×14). I use it for exactly the same thing. Very useful.

Thank you for this information, I am a paper conservator and it is really useful to know sizes and names of paper. Sam

I am looking for 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 or the equlvalent of and preferably 3 hole punched. Have any idea where I can find that?

The only paper that size with 3 hole punch that I have been able to find is already lined or printed sets, and they cost more than I am willing to pay. I buy a ream of 8.5 x 11 and have it cut in half at the store. They will usually do this for a small fee (like $1). Some stores will punch it as well, but most are not equipped to 3-hole punch paper that size. I usually do it myself. It’s effort, but I get exactly what I want for far less than I would have to pay for almost what I want.

Found on Amazon…both lined and unlined, 3 hole punched. EZPZ

HELP! I need to find a source for a paper tray/organizer (preferably stackable) for A2-sized paper. I have seen these in archives and historical societies where they have trays of maps printed on large sized paper, but I have been unable to find such a product anywhere.

Why humans complicate everything, like if using a different size or thickness of paper will change what is written on it. Funny!

That is an odd point of view because it seems to imply that standardization adds needless complexity. It is actually meant to simplify things and reduce mistakes or misinterpretations.

One standard would be a simplification. All of these different standards complicate things. Having so many different “standards” rather defeats the concept of a standard. What mistake or misinterpretation is avoided by changing the paper size? Are we thinking that the shape or size of the paper is assigned to certain tasks only? Perhaps diplomas on A5 and legal documents on ANSI B? That might make things more efficient for those handling large quantities of paper that have different purposes. But the point that was being made was that the paper size does not alter the meaning of the content. We standardize electronic components and other things. Why not ‘actually’ standardize paper?

Which is the best paper for printing gym exercise posters

That is something that you better discuss with your printer.

this helped a lot ty

Do you have any information on a print size of 11 7/8 by 8 7/8?

where the hell is 20×30 inches?

I did not include any of the older English uncut printing paper sizes in this overview. They indeed include the 20×30 inches Double Crown size.

You mention that you’re not sure what the ISO D sizes are for – they are envelope sizes for the B series, much like C are envelope sizes for A.

hi… i am using html2pdf to convert html to pdf… actually i have a large size of html container like 12x12in (inches). and i have used A4 size for the first time then my html content not showing completely till as per the size (12×12 in) then i have look into your site and i found all paper size here.. thanks for that important info… but now, when i have used A3 size i have found, my all html content inside the pdf file….but there are so much space at the bottom of my contents in pdf… So i want to know… IS there any way to reduce this space from the pdf or any other way to convert html to pdf with manually defined page height and width…

Thanks in Advance.

Hello… can i increase height and width of A4 paper size? Actually i have a div with size of 12×12 inches and i want to create a pdf of it… and i have tried A,B,C and all related paper size. But output is 8.27×11.69 inches… How can i do this.. please help!!!

Thanks in Advance….

You don’t seem to have a problem with a paper size, you struggle with a printer driver or export settings. I can’t help with those.

thank you so much

What is the standard size of books that are published in the rest of the world other than England and the U.S.?

I am writing up a family history that will be printed in Germany and would like to utilize a size that they would be familar with.

They will print any size you want, using a bigger size and cutting it to spec. You should ask about cost per piece.

Don’t forget there is printing on demand, which is s bit more expensive but you do not have to print a big number of books to keep in stock somewhere.

Good post. I be taught something on completely different blogs everyday. It’s going to all the time be stimulating to read content material materials from other writers and comply with just a bit something from their blog.

MY original post on this topic was ‘ Why is it that UK bank statements (and some other official documents), use paper that measures 300mm X 210mm – i.e. just 3mm longer than standard A4? It matters. because it won’t fit in a standard copier feed tray.

… and I thought that size doesn’t matter …

Regarding your observation: American paper sizes lacks the consistent aspect ratio of the ISO A-series. You are absolutely correct!!!

That is because in the decades prior to Personal Computer, the US Standard “Letter” Sizes were for designed for the draftsman: the kind-a guy sitting at the angled desk with the only electrical device in sight would be the light bulb (he EVEN had to manually sharpen his own pencils).

Size A is 8-1/2″ x 11″ inches (how they determined that I do NOT know). After that (B,C,D,etc.) sizes either doubled in width and/or height as needed for drafting (the biggest ones were nick-named bed sheets). At one time I the task of printing out blue prints stored on microfilm embedded in punch cards: I think F is the largest size I remember seeing on a regular basis but I am almost positive that they go larger than that (I mean in the US Standard Letter Sizes). Most of the blue prints stored on microfilm that I saw were of size D or E.

BTW You can add 2 additional US Commercial Standard Paper Sizes (mostly for historical purposes):

#1 Statement size: 8-1/2 by 5.5 (also known as the half sheet) As a kid I always thought that the half-sheet was just a letter size sheet of paper physically torn in half. I recently cleaned out an office that had numerous forms printed in the 1970’s. The forms that were not letter size were statement size (exactly half the size of the Letter-Size sheet of paper 🙂

#2 US Standard Fan-Fold (aka green bar): 14-7/8″ by 11″ – These are/were for the wide pin-feed (teletype / industrial / factory) printers. Just FYI, Tracey

The different sizes for drafting documents in the United States. The ANSI A through E are for engineering drawings. There are a few additional sizes recognized for engineering drawings. ANSI F, which was 28×40 and mainly used for Naval designs, and G (11×22.5 to 11×90), H (28×44 to 28×143), J (34×55 to 34×176), and K (40×55 to 40×143) which are roll length drawings. Architectural drawings are another set of sizes altogether.

I wanted to change Letter to A4, but then I had to choose from a new dropdown: A4 1/4, A4 1/3. What is that?

Width should always be before height. The end.

If you are referring to my post width is before height.

Actually, width should NOT ALWAYS be before height. The grain direction for the leaf (i.e., sheet of paper) is indicated by the first dimension that is stated. Grain direction is important when printing because having the grain direction running parallel to the direction of the spine or spine fold of the content being printed is the desirable condition. This reality of paper grain direction is one of the fundamental, basic essentials in publishing and printing.

I am going to be getting a book printed do you have any suggestions on what size I should set it up for. Will be a small book currently is 91 pages 8.5 x 11(Letter)

We have music printed on 14″ x 10″ paper and then folded. Can anyone tell me what paper size this is and where it can be bought

Why do UK banks and some other ‘official’ bodies print statements on paper that is about 2mm longer than the standard A4? i.e. 210mm X 299mm

What is the percentage increase from A5 to B5 paper size.

Hopefully someone can help?

I have a question… what would be the actual size of an oversize ANSI E? Thanks!

Found this if it helps anyone

http://www.scrivs.co.uk/1/a1-paper-size.html

Do u have any information on how to fold E-size paper to fit in 11X17 binders? Would appreciate it greatly.

the information on this site is quite helpful. I can now comfortly choose a size that is close to what I have in mind. To me, ISO paper sizes remained the standard measuerements. Thanks.

Hey I’ve been told by my boss to print a document in 7.25 x 9.5 inch size.

Does this dimension have a name? Is it a ‘popular’ size?

This is most likely way too late. No it’s not a common one. The paper is the Executive, Monarch

Data is clear and i got a timely help

hi,this site is very useful 4 me.if i get any problem,sorted out by u.thx a lot.

Thanks to your website, we discovered a book we had was size A6. We needed that size to correctly scan the document quickly, without cropping. Adobe Acrobat rotated the pages correctly.

Thanks for your help!

In the UK I use A4 for document originals and print A5 for their booklet equivalent.

What size of .pdf document will allow the US to print a Letter sized original but still print a 1/2 sized booklet.

Any advice would help

Christopher,

If you have not found your answer regarding, “elephant”, I will try to give you one. Elephant is an traditional English Paper & Book size of paper. The basic size is 23″ x 28″ or 584mm x 711cm.

Hi, i am an IT admin/supervisor from middleast it helped me for my thirdparty erp’s

Thanks for Ur Effort Ur Effort Appreciated

sd/mir shaukat ali (indian)

Hi T. Ward,

What is the standard printing size for documents in India? A4, letter, other?

As far as I know it is A4 – which was adopted as the national standard in 1957.

dear sir i am starting a new printing press so i need information reguarding printing pls help me

It is not wise to enter in any business which is unfamiliar.

will you please tell me which type of paper use in laundry dry clinning bill book. what is a quality of paper which goes with keep with cloath as tag to identify customer cloths

Hi I am greatfull to you all, since i m working as a print production supervisor.This chart is very much helpfull to me, Thanks to people on NemLaxmi Pvt. Ltd

Thanks for telling me this we where talking about why the bigger the number the smaller the page size so thanks!

Is it possible to have it sent to my email box

Great job.Very useful and helpful for printers

Chris PrintEdge Ltd, Nigeria

Thanks for informations

Neat … love the comments too … have a look-see at – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_size – mentions ‘elephant’ size there.

It is funny for me to read all this comments and questions about paper sizes. For me as German the sizes are crystal clear with our DIN A (Deutsche Industrie Norm) now named ISO for international understanding. I fully agree with Alistair about the ignorance of America in that matter. Sunny regards from Athens, Greece Juliane

Your website is really helpful for the architectural students like me.

Thanks once again

Your listings are very helpful as a Brit, expatriated to USA now back in UK again. I am looking for a UK source for Legal & Letter size hanging files for my US office furniture I brought back. Any ideas? Thanks, Feebs

What a mine of useful information!

Thank you for taking the time to let me have this valuable info. My query was regarding SRA3 which I have had answered admirably, thanks.

It is true then, size is everything, certainly when it relates to paper!

Have a great day!

Excellent! Informative and helpful article. Thanks for the useful, well presented and consise info.

Anyone who’s ungratefully pedantic enough to be upset or offended by it, please supply dimensions of the cavity you’d like me to insert the paper into and I’ll duly oblige. American, ISO or English measurements accepted! For some on here, I’ll prepare the A0 heavyweight stock.

Have a nice day!

i actually wanted to know the names of the various types papers used in printing industry. it seems u dont have the info.

I have a ledger I purchased in Oxford in 1969 the size of which was described as “elephant folio”. Does this size still pertain?

Do you have a pdf version of this info..

Any paper with size 6.5in x 9 in.?

thanks so much

The “D0” is an exact match to the HP plotter that I use.

Can anyone help with , L & L2 ? Thanks

This is most likely very too late for you. However, I’m trying to learn the difference between Hagaki, Wallet, Passport, l, & 2L for a personal photo collage project I’m working on. The L is 3 1/2 x 5 The 2L is 5×7.01 like a post card w/ a borderless photo.

Duncan, this is most likely way too late for your answer. I’m working on a kind of a collage photo like project. I’m throwing together a bunch of different pics together on an 8.5×11 photo paper (A Letter). During tips of how to put multi pics on 8.5×11 , it gave a break down of how many different size pics can fit on this size. I ran into the Passport, Wallet, Hagaki, L, & 2L. I’ve been googling the difference between all these sorts of papers. The 2L (or 5R) is 5×7.01 like a post card borderless photo. The L (3R) is 3.5×5 of Photographic Paper.

Thanks a lot. I found it very useful .Anytime i need help of papersize I refer it.

Hi, I am trying to find out what paper size for a publication that folds over and is (when folded) letter size or 8.5×11? Do you know what software and printers to use for this size paper?

If you want to simply fold a page along the shortest side to end up with a letter size document, you need to use a tabloid size page (11×17″). If it is a more complex folding scheme you are after, such as a gatefold or one or two folding panels, then each panel needs to be smaller to compensate for inaccuracies in folding and cutting. If this isn’t done the edge of the paper will crease when the piece is folded. I think panels that are 1/16″ of an inch less wide is the general recommendation but it is better to consult with your printer. The regular layout applications like Adobe InDesign, QuarkXpress,… are used for designing folded documents. Typically thin lines in the bleed area indicate where the document should be folded.

Great list thanks.

Can you help with paper sizes for music. I believe they are quite different.

Sorry, I have no experience with paper sizes for music.

Is there a name or number for 6″ x 3.75″ paper, which is a personal check size? I’d like to think my computer/printer has been programmed with that size but I’m not sure what to ask for.

hi, I Work as Programmer in Paper Industry In India at NemLaxmi Pvt. Ltd. This article proves to be helpful to me while studing different paper sizes while preparing coding of finished product for making every product unique. Thanks.

WHat is a livre demi-poche? And what size is it? Thanks

I cannot find a definition for it either. A ‘livre de poche’ is a pocketbook, typically 130×190 mm. ‘Demi-poche’ could be a half-size version but I cannot find any dimensions for it. I’ll ask one of my French colleagues, maybe they know.

It has taken me 70 years to get curious enough about sizes of paper and envelopes and paper. Your site has fulfilled that curiosity most admirably! Thank you.

Your information is ok. but can get a bit more stuff cause i still did not find wat i was looking for. I was looking for popular paper sizes but didnt get it.

I think it is difficult to list how popular certain paper sizes are. Obviously this depends on the intended usage but there are also big regional differences. Most of Europe sticks to ‘A4’ for letters and general office printing but you won’t find this size much in the US. If anyone has a list, please post a link!

Thank you for the information found on this site. It has been a big help – I have printed it out and put it next to our copier for the staff to see. Knowing the exact sizes of the various papers is a great help.

Whar are the avery size Crds Ib Greeting cards

I do not mind the size issue US and others. To each there own place and size. But I do mind not have copiers with preprogramed enlarge and reduction setting for standards. The common US are list or the common ISO are listed but why not have ISO to US and US to ISO the V and H ratios could be preset and ready for use.

While I agree there really is some logic behind the US paper sizes I suggest the gentleman taking umbrage be a little more sensitive to the US approach to ignoring international standards in this and many related areas.

The US continues to use measurement basis that the rest of the world largely abandoned (except for specific special cases) a while ago. Such changes are obviously not trivial for a population to embrace…but people do quickly adapt. His example of foolscap is a case in point, it is an archaic size and very difficult to find in the UK…the ISO A sizes having been adopted years ago.

It is public record that the US was the last major player to accept SI as legal remarkably recently, and remains the last to not require it on packaging and the like.

The US even insists on a different system of maritime navigation marks whilst everyone else not dominated by big brother uses a different internationally agreed approach.

It should therefore be no surprise if the raison d’etre behind the US approach is less than widely understood outside the US.

I am from the UK but have lived and worked in the US for over decade now. I know from personal experience how unnecessary these differences really are…and a little bit of flippancy in the face of such national arrogance seems totally appropriate to me…even if it was unintentional in this case.

Whoa… tell me about it! Sounds like a genuine paper expert there. Very helpful none the less. Thanks!!

Ouch, I never realized people could be this sensitive about paper sizes. Thanks for the explanation though, which is very informative! I have changed that line of text on the page.

As for this site being a professional site: it isn’t. I see it as my web-enabled notebook. I can only guarantee that visitors get more than what they paid for 🙂 … but I acknowledge that this is no excuse for making mistakes.

Again: thanks for the feedback!

I take issue with your flip comment that there is no apparent logic behind US paper sizes. The American Society for Testing and Materials sets these sizes and they are very logical and easy to remember without resorting to references (see below). Some of these sizes have also picked up synonyms such as “letter” which, I would argue, are no more illogical than British terms such as “foolscap”. A size is the functional equivalent to UK A4 and is 8.5in by 11 inches. As the letters increase the short dimension is doubled. E.g: B size is 17×11 inches (roughly A3 – also called ledger), C size is 17×22 inches, D size is 34×22, and E size (typically a ‘full-size” engineering drawing) is 34×44. Special paper sizes such as executive, legal, etc. are marketing names developed by stationary companies and immortalized by the print drivers installed on your computer. I would have expected more research from a professional printing site.

Wow, what a prick! How’s that for a flip comment?

Good response spoiled by bad spelling : STATIONERY is the word !!

Great summary for the “non-initiated” – thanks!

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International Paper Sizes and Dimensions

Measurements for international paper sizes & envelope dimensions.

There are three ranges of paper sizes, prefixed A, B and C. The most widely used for general printing and letterhead stationery is the A series. The most common of these sheet sizes is the international letterhead size A4, which measures 8-1/4 x 11-3/4 in, or 210 x 297 mm. These paper measurements are defined by the ISO 216 standard.

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Standard International Paper Sizes

Standard International Paper Sizes and Measurements

Standard international envelope sizes and measurements, folding examples:.

Standard International Envelope Sizes

A comprehensive resource listing all international standards for paper sizes, dimensions and formats.

A paper sizes →.

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B Paper Sizes →

C envelope paper sizes →, us paper sizes →, us envelope paper sizes →, international envelope paper sizes →, photography paper sizes →, newspaper paper sizes →, books paper sizes →, business card paper sizes →, raw paper sizes →, billboard paper sizes →, french paper sizes →, japanese paper sizes →, canadian paper sizes →, german paper sizes →, swedish paper sizes →, colombian paper sizes →, chinese paper sizes →, imperial paper sizes →, traditional british paper sizes →, transitional paper sizes →.

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International Paper Sizes & Formats With Dimensions

A paper sizes (iso).

See all A sizes

B Paper Sizes (ISO)

See all B sizes

C Envelope Sizes (ISO)

See all C sizes

US Paper Sizes

Half letter, gov't letter, junior legal, gov't legal.

See all US sizes

US ANSI Paper Sizes

Us arch paper sizes, us office envelope sizes.

See all US envelopes

US Announcement Envelope Sizes

A2 - lady grey, a6 - thompson's standard, a7 - besselheim, a8 - carr's, a9 - diplomat, a10 - willow, us catalog envelope sizes, postcard sizes, iso maximum, iso standard, iso minimum.

See all postcard sizes

Newspaper Sizes

Uk broadsheet, us broadsheet, au/nz broadsheet, sa broadsheet, new york times, wall street journal, canadian tabloid, canadian tall tab.

See all news-paper sizes

ISO Paper Sizes Standard Overview & Rationale

The ISO paper size A standard is based on each size being half of the size of the previous one, when folded parallel to the shorter lengths. This system allows for a variety of useful applications, such as the enlarging and reducing of images without any cutoff or margins, or folding to make a booklet of the next size down.

The mathematics behind this useful feature is that the sheets have an aspect ratio (that's the ratio of the length to the width) of the square root of 2.

A Series Paper Size Diagram

A Series Paper Sizes Formal Definition

The ISO 216 definition of the A paper sizes is based on the following basis:

  • The length divided by the width is 1.4142
  • The A0 size has an area of 1 square metre.
  • Each subsequent size A(n) is defined as A(n-1) cut in half parallel to its shorter sides.
  • The standard length and width of each size is rounded to the nearest millimetre.

Note: The last item is there because the root 2 aspect ratio doesn't always give a whole number.

Sizes for A Series Paper - A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7 and A8

Extensions - B Series Paper Sizes

There are some requirements for paper sizes where the A series isn't suitable and to take these into account the B series paper sizes were introduced. In order to explain the rationale behind the B paper sizes, we are going to need a bit more maths.

The B series paper standards are also based around the 1:root 2 aspect ratio, but in order to provide sizes not covered by the A series, the length and width of size B(n) are defined as being the geometric mean of size A(n) and size A(n-1).

Note: The geometric mean of two numbers is the square root of the product of those two numbers. e.g. The geometric mean of 6 and 4 is root(6x4) or the square root of 24. (For those who are interested - this link explains Geometric Means in more detail.)

The benefit of using the geometric mean is that the magnification factor between A1 and B1 sizes is that same as the one that scales B1 to A0.

Sizes for B Series Paper - B0, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7 and B8

The C Series Envelope Sizes

The C series sizes were introduced to define the sizes of envelopes suitable for the A series paper sizes. This is also based on the root 2 aspect ratio and the size of a C(n) envelope is defined as the geometric mean of paper sizes A(n) and B(n). This leads to a C(n) envelope which nicely holds a sheet of A(n) paper unfolded.

This sizing also has some neat properties when dealing with folded paper, so a C4 envelope will hold a sheet of A4 paper unfolded, a C5 envelope will hold a sheet of A4 paper folded in half once parallel to its shortest sides and a C6 envelope will hold the same piece of paper folded twice.

Sizes for C Series Envelopes - C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7 and C8

RA & SRA Untrimmed Paper Sizes

Untrimmed raw paper formats for commercial printing are covered by ISO 217 which defines RA and SRA paper paper sizes. These sizes are slightly larger than the corresponding A sizes to allow for ink bleed during the printing process. Full RA & SRA definitions here .

Conversions Between Paper Sizes

The ISO 216 paper sizes have some useful properties for reducing and enlarging in print or photocopying such that the scale factor needed to convert from A3 to A4, at 71% is the same as the scale factor to convert between A4 and A5, A5 and A6 and so on. The following link covers Full Tables of Magnification Scale Factors for A & B Paper Sizes .

Paper Size Areas

The A series paper sizes are defined by the area of A0 being 1 square metre. The areas of other sizes are then: area of An is 1 divided by two to the power of n. More information on areas of standard paper sizes here .

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American Paper Sizes

The United States use their own standard paper sizes, Letter, Legal and Ledger/Tabloid being some of the most common. There is an ANSI standard with sizes A-E and architectural paper sizes, the Arch series again with sizes A-E. Both of these series have been extended for expediency with the additions of ANSI B+ and Arch E1. See American Paper Sizes for more information.

Poster & Billboard Sizes

Billboards and posters use a variety of sizes some of which are in the standard paper sizes (ISO, ANSI and Arch) others of which are specific to the poster and billboard forms, this is expecially true of movie posters. Click the following links for Poster and Billboard sizes.

Paper Weights

Weight of sheets & reams calculator.

Make your selections in the drop down boxes to find out the weight for your selection, click this link for the number of sheets in a ream or quire .

ISO 536 defines paper weights and grammage , which determine the thickness of the paper. The US and North America use an entirely different definition for paper weights based on basis weight and stock types . Tables of conversions between basis weight by stock type and grammage are also provided.

Paper Whiteness, Brightness & Shade

Not all paper is the same shade of white and Whiteness, Brightness and Shade are different measures used to discriminate between various shades of paper.

Portrait & Landscape Paper

Paper can be viewed as Portrait paper or Landscape paper depending on how you look at it. Viewed with the shorter sides at the top and bottom it is said to be Portrait and viewed with the longer sides at the top and bottom it is said to be Landscape.

Historical Paper Sizes

Before the introduction of ISO 216 many paper sizes were in use around the world. British Imperial paper sizes were common in countries which had been part of the British Empire, Japan had traditional paper sizes and a variety of sizes were used across European countries.

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A Paper Sizes

Now most countries in the world are using same dimension standard of papers, and you can find the same size rule in any paper documents in these countries. This unified standard greatly improves the convenience of communication in political, cultural, legal and other aspects with paper documents between countries. In this regard, we should thank the scientist who put forward standard ideas and the industry experts who introduced ISO standard paper sizes to different countries (except North America, Mexico, the Philippines, etc) and implemented them.

A paper sizes were defined by ISO216 standard, which was based on DIN476 standard of Germany, and named from A0 to A10 and after, that are: A0 ,  A1 ,  A2 ,  A3 ,  A4 ,  A5 ,  A6 ,  A7 ,  A8, A9, A10 .. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg , a German scientist, once described an idea for standard paper sizes, in which the ratio of paper length to width is √2:1. He believed that this ratio could continue with the half-and-half of the paper, which was very beautiful in vision and very convenient in use. When two pieces of paper of different sizes were put together, the length of the smaller one was exactly the width of the larger one. When this standard was introduced, it was soon applied to Series B and Series C paper as well.

A Paper Sizes Rules

Nowadays, Georg’ s assumption had become more detailed and accurate after becoming implementable rules. The rules of A pape sizes are as below:

  • Named from A0 to A10 and even after: A0 ,  A1 ,  A2 ,  A3 ,  A4 ,  A5 ,  A6 ,  A7 ,  A8, A9, A10 ..
  • S (A0) = Exactly 1 square meter ( S means total area )
  • The length of the sheet is equal to its width times 1.4142. (√2:1)
  • An is divided into two equal parts of A(n-1) size, so
  • S (An) = 2 x  S [A(n-1)]

A Paper Sizes Chart | Table Dimensions of A Series Paper Sizes in inches, mm, cm, and pixels

The following is a table of A paper dimensions, through which you can find the data applied to different dimensions, including inches, mm and cm.

A paper Sizes Chart

Special: 2A0 and 4A0

The 2A0 and 4A0 are still in scope of DIN476 but are not included in the A series paper sizes of ISO216 standard. As the name implies, they are twice and four times the size of A0, and the aspect ratio remains √2:1 (that is 1.4142). Sometimes when you see a size like A00, it refers to 2A0; but there is no such expression as A0000 for 4A0.

Exceptions: A0+, A1+ and A3+

There might be confusion- the A0+ , A1+ and A3+ are actually not in the scope of DIN476 standard, they are of course not in the A series of ISO 216 paper size standard as well since they don’t follow the ratio of 1.4142, although they use A as the size model. We list them here for your reference only.

Usage of A Series Paper

Now A4 size is the most widely used paper size in A paper sizes. It is widely used in government and office work in most countries except North America, and A4 paper is the most consumed paper types in the world. A1 size is mostly used for architects’ architectural design work and painters’ painting work. A2 size and A3 size are mostly used for artworks. A5 , A6 and a7 size are used to send cards to greeting cards or other commercial purposes. A9 and A10, as the smallest ones of Series A paper, can be used as reminder notes.

Dimension Tolerance of A Series Paper

In our daily work and life, we don’t pay special attention to the size tolerance of the paper we use, because the paper we use is already a complete product of industrial industry. But in fact, in the process of paper making, there will still be errors due to the mistakes of machine and human operation. ISO standards allow such size tolerances for A series paper, as follows.

  • When both the length and width are less than 150 mm (5.9 in) , the tolerance is ±1.5 mm (0.06 in)
  • When both the length and width are between 150 mm and 600 mm (5.9 in and 23.6 in) , the tolerance is ±2 mm (0.08 in) 
  • When both the length and width exceed 600 mm (23.6 in) , the tolerance is ±3 mm (0.12 in)

A Paper Sizes Areas

Theoretically, the standard size of a piece of A0 paper should be one square meter, and the area will be multiplied by double for an additional size, and halved for a reduced size, but in fact, there are subtle differences.

A Paper Size Areas

RA & SRA Paper Sizes

In commercial printing, the size of A series paper is often wasted at the edges due to ink seepage in the printing process. After trimming, the remaining qualified paper is usually smaller than the standard A size. Therefore, professionals have introduced the untrimmed sizes, RA and SRA. RA means “raw format A”; and SRA means “supplementary raw format A”.

RA & SRA Paper Sizes Chart

Defined by ISO217, both sizes are slightly larger than the A size of same size #. So it is possible to cut the excess ink out of the paper at the end of the printing, and the rest is right standard A series size.

  • S (RAn)= S (An)x 1.05
  • S (SRAn)= S (An)x 1.15

RA & SRA paper sizes follow the same aspect ratio as A paper, that is 1.4142 .  (√2:1)

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Paper Sizes - The Ultimate Guide.

Choosing the right paper size is essential to the success of your design. If you choose the wrong size, you can lose important nuance, cut out details or over-expand your image. But as there are so many to choose from, it’s easy to get confused. 

Let’s discover the main features of the various paper sizes and how to use them wisely to achieve impactful graphic designs.

Printing a poster in large format

Printing a poster in large format

What are the different sizes of paper?  

In the UK, most paper sizes fall into the A and B series. Let’s go through what these different sizes of paper are and how to use them.

International standard for paper sizes: A, B and C series.

Paper sizes have evolved since their creation. Geographical factors also have a big impact on different terms, names and sizes for paper.

In the UK, when we pick up a magazine or print off a document, we normally handle A4. This is standardised by ISO 216 and is the same across most of the world.

However, the United States, Canada and many other countries of North/Central America do not use ISO 216. Instead, they use the American National Standards (ANSI) formatting. Here, you’ll find sizes like letter and legal in place of A4 and A5. This can make things trickier for designers, publishers and artists who work internationally.

ISO 216 is characterised by the √2 aspect ratio, used for both the A series and the B series. The scientist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg described this width/length proportion in a 1786 letter addressed to Johann Beckmann, a German antiquarian and physicist.

Essentially, if you cut a √2 rectangle in half (parallel to the shorter side), then the resulting two rectangles will maintain √2 proportions. In paper terms, you can cut an A3 page in half to make two A4s. Half an A4 is an A5 and so on.

However, it was not until 1922 that the first standard was adopted by Porstmann and the German DIN 476. The C series is defined by ISO 269, which is mainly used for envelopes.

Paper sizes in the A series.

The ‘A’ series of paper formats range from A0 , which is the largest, to A10, the smallest.

The A0 sheet measures 84.1 x 118.9 cm or 33.1 x 46.8 inches and has a surface area of 0.999 949 m² or almost 1 m², which corresponds to 16 A4 sheets.

As for the A1 paper size , it represents ½ of an A0 sheet and measures 59.4 x 84.1 cm or 594 x 841 mm .

We can clearly see that the size of the A1 format, like that of the other formats, relates closely to the √2 aspect ratio. For example, the A1 format is obtained by halving the length of the A0 paper size and taking the width value of the A0 format as the length. This process will be followed until we get the A10 paper size . In other words, an A1 sheet represents ½ of an A0 sheet , two A2 sheets, four A3 sheets, eight A4 sheets and so on.

If this relationship between the different paper sizes of the series feels confusing, here is a formula that sums it up: length = width x 2 for all A formats .

Paper sizes chart of the A series in mm, cm and inches

This series of paper sizes has been extended with formats larger than the A0 format, especially for printing purposes. They are 2A0, 4A0 etc. and are respectively twice and four times larger than A0 , but always stick to the same proportions.

Dimensions of the paper sizes of the A range in mm and inches

Dimensions of the paper sizes of the A range in mm and inches

Paper sizes in the B series.

The ‘B’ series is widely used in printing to accommodate for both paper size and printing press size. B sheets are often used to print two A sheets at once. One B3 covers two A4 and one B2 has room for four A4.

In the same way as the A series, the paper sizes of the B series are based on the B0 format whose width and length are, by definition, 1m and √2m respectively and whose length/width ratio is therefore also √2 .

The areas of the B series have a factor of √2 with the areas of the A series. This format allows widening the margins to integrate a sheet from the A series and of the same number.

Paper sizes chart of the B series in mm, cm and inches

Dimensions of the paper sizes of the B series in mm

Dimensions of the paper sizes of the B series in mm

Paper sizes in the C series.

The paper sizes of the C series are calculated as being the geometric mean of the areas of An and B sheets of the same number .  The series is mainly used for envelopes and is designed to contain corresponding A/B sheets without the need to fold them.  

For example, a brochure in A4 format fits perfectly in a C4 envelope. Likewise, an A5 sheet fit perfectly in a C5 envelope, as would a folded piece of A4.

Paper sizes chart of the C series in mm, cm and inches

The various uses of paper sizes (A series).

The A series, the most prominent paper sizes series, consists of ten subgroups which, as we have seen, range from the A0 format, the largest format on the scale, to the A10, the smallest. Let’s study the different uses of each format.

The use of A0 posters in an advertising context

The use of A0 posters in an advertising context

Large paper sizes: A1 and A0.

A0 paper size or the A1 paper size are almost exclusively available in reprography shops or graphic centres and are generally used for technical drawing . 

This is especially the case for the construction and architecture sectors, because the proportions of the projects can be expected to obtain an accurate rendering. They are also used in the advertising and communication sector because the dimensions of a poster in A0 or A1 format offer a good visibility for the design of promotional materials.

Other super large sizes are available such as 2A0 and 4A0 , but these are not formerly defined by ISO 216. The 2A0 paper size measures: 1682 mm x 1189 mm whereas the 4A0 paper size measures: 2378 mm x 1682 mm .

Intermediate paper sizes: A3, A4 and A5.

A3 format is used for the creation of prints or posters and since it is twice the size of an A4 format, it is also used as a visual medium for meetings and presenting ideas. 

The surface of the A5 paper size is half the size of an A4 format and is popular for graphic design because it can be found, for example, in the creation of promotional leaflets, brochures and booklets .

The A4 format is the most commonly used. Whether in a personal or professional setting, we are all familiar with this standard paper size. The A4 sheets are generally sold per 500-unit strip. The A4 paper size is used in many sectors, particularly:

small posters

The A5 format is used in the publishing and stationery sectors: it can be found on our shelves in books, diaries, notebooks and greeting cards .

A photo frame in A3 format

A photo frame in A3 format

Small paper sizes: A6 to A10.

Within the standard paper sizes, there is a range of smaller sizes. 

The A6 paper size is the standard reference when it comes to the printing or editing of photographs. It is also the format used for postcards. The A7 paper size is popular in the advertising and communication sectors as it is often used to design small leaflets, flyers and stickers . 

The A8 paper size is commonly used for business cards, while the A9 paper size is usually used for labels. Although their dimensions prevent you from including a lot of information, there is a lot of graphic design work that goes into these small paper sizes. 

Finally, the A10 paper size is used for coupons, tickets or stamps and is the smallest of paper sizes.

Examples of coupons in A10 format

Examples of coupons in A10 format

What are the best paper sizes for printing? 

Before printing off your designs, regardless of their size, it is essential to get an idea of the rendering of your print . To do this, you’ll need to consider the desired printing format but also the grammage of the paper. 

It is this data, among others, that will determine the layout and DTP (desktop publishing) work . Not only does your design have to match what you have imagined, but you will also have to create high-quality prepress files. 

These are generally high-resolution PDF files . For example, when printing a poster in A0 format, make sure that the image is 841 x 1189 mm in 150 dpi (dots per inch) or 300 ppi (pixels per inch). It is also important to add a 3 mm bleed margin to your images. This is located around the perimeter of your document and is intended to be removed after printing, thus avoiding cutting directly into the design.

To make these adjustments and create your designs, you can use a DTP software such as InDesign , which has many features both in terms of the different technical aspects and a wealth of creative possibilities. For example, it will allow you to easily add bleed margins to your designs to obtain printed products exactly as you imagined them.

Paper sizes: frequently asked questions. 

What are the different sizes of paper.

In the UK, different paper sizes are standardised by ISO 216. These include the A, B and C series, which generally follow size 0 to 10. 

The A series is used for general printing purposes.

The B series is used to print multiple A sheets at once.

The C series is generally used for envelopes. 

Which is bigger: A2 or A3?

A2 is twice the size of A3. A1, in turn, is twice the size of A2. When it comes to paper sizes, each number represents twice the size of the number following it sequentially.

What size is A5?

A5 paper is 148 x 210 mm or 5.8 x 8.3 inches. A5 corresponds to half the size of A4, one quarter of A3 and twice the size of A6. It is the size of a standard greetings card.

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The dimensions of A1 size is 59.4 x 84.1 cm or 594 x 841 mm or 23.4 x 33.1 inches.

A1 Paper Size in cm mm

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This online paper size conversion calculator will help you to convert between different paper sizes and formats.

The converter is very easy to use. Simply select the options that you require from two drop-down menus:

  • Select the size of the paper that you want to convert
  • Select the units of conversion

Click on the "Convert" button to see the dimensions.

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While a range of paper size standards is in use at present, two systems are particularly common: The North American system and the international system, which is also referred to as ISO 216.

As the name indicates, the international system is a global scheme that is used across the globe. It is also known as ISO paper. What differentiates the international system from its North American counterpart is that it encompasses a format that has an aspect ratio equal to the square root of two (1.414). As such, it is a convenient system that makes it easy to change the size or format of a document from printing in an alternative ISO size or format. The most commonly used series within the ISO standard is the A-series, of which the A4 format is particularly popular. All paper sizes within the A-series have a name that starts with A followed by a number. The smaller the number, the larger the paper.

In addition to the A-series, there are also the B and C series. The B series extends the range of paper sizes available in the A-series, while the C series is limited to envelopes.

Unlike the international system, which has a consistent aspect ratio, the North American system is derived from traditional formats and span more random aspect ratios. The most commonly used paper sizes within the North American system are Letter (8.5 x 11 inches), Legal (8.5 x 14 inches), and Tabloid (11 x 17 inches). The Letter format is the equivalent of the ISO A4 format in terms of its popularity in business and educational use. However, the dimensions of the two are not the same.

The ANSI/ASME Y14.1 standard was adopted by the American National Standards Institute in 1995. The various formats available within this standard are represented by ANSI followed by a letter. However, since the introduction of the system, the traditional approach has remained the most commonly employed.

The paper formats that are available within the ANSI are comparable to those on offer in the ISO standard in that dividing a sheet in half will generate two sheets in the next size.

However, there are some fundamental differences between the systems in terms of the size and aspect ratio. The aspect ratio of the ANSI sizes varies between 22/17 = 1.294 and 17/11 = 1.545. This entails that it is more challenging and less systematic to enlarge or reduce a page to fit alternative ANSI formats than it is with the ISO system. You will probably end up with margins that are different from those on the original page.

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There are a number of paper size standards used in the world today, the most commonly used being the international ISO standard and a standard used in North America. These sizes are used to order various printed items such as stationery, brochures, digital copies, fliers, etc. The charts below detail and compare these sizes and their dimensions.

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Paper Sizes: A Comprehensive Guide to Standards, Uses, and Impact

Paper sizes are essential for document handling, printing, and design. They have been standardized over time, resulting in the widespread adoption of systems like ISO, ANSI, and non-ISO. This article discusses paper sizes, their standardization, uses, and their impact on different sectors.

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International Standardization

The ISO paper size system is a popular and universal standard. It includes three series: A (A0-A10 for general printing and office documents), B (B0-B10 for artistic creations, posters, and envelopes), and C (C0-C10 for envelope production and other uses).

The ISO system is widely used, but North American countries have different paper size standards (Letter and Legal). It is essential to be aware of these standards for trouble-free document exchange and printing across the world.

Common Paper Sizes and Their Uses

Letter size:.

The Letter size (8.5″ x 11″) is the most commonly used paper size in North America. Its popularity stems from its historical adoption as the standard for business and personal correspondence. Due to its prevalence, Letter size is widely supported by printers and copiers, making it a convenient choice for various applications. Its versatile nature makes it ideal for printing documents, reports, forms, and much more.

Legal Size:

The Legal size (8.5″ x 14″) is another standard paper size in North America. It is slightly longer than the Letter size, providing more space for legal and professional documents. Legal size is commonly used for legal agreements, contracts, court documents, and other legal paperwork. Its dimensions accommodate lengthy texts without the need for folding or truncating content.

A4 size (210mm x 297mm) is an internationally recognized standard for business and office use, especially in Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world. A4 size offers a balanced aspect ratio, making it suitable for printing text-heavy documents, presentations, and marketing materials. Its compatibility with various devices and software ensures seamless document exchange in the global business environment.

Tabloid Size:

Tabloid size (11″ x 17″) is ideal for the publishing industry, as its large dimensions give more space for bold visuals. It’s used for newspapers, magazines, brochures, and posters. Additionally, it’s a popular size in architecture, engineering, and design, as large drawings and plans can be accommodated.

Other Specialty Sizes:

In addition to the standard sizes, there are various specialty paper sizes designed for specific applications. A3 size, for instance, is larger than A4 and commonly used for posters, presentations, and technical drawings. A5 size is smaller than A4 and often employed for notebooks, booklets, and pocket-sized publications. Executive size (7.25″ x 10.5″) is used primarily for business stationery and corporate communication.

Here is a comparison table of various paper sizes, including their names, measurements in inches, and measurements in centimeters:

Please note that these are standard measurements, and actual paper sizes may vary slightly depending on regional or manufacturer-specific variations.

Historical Evolution of Paper Sizes

The journey of paper sizes traces back to ancient civilizations, where various cultures employed different dimensions based on their practical needs. Papyrus, an early form of paper, was used by the ancient Egyptians for writing. In the 2nd century AD, the Chinese revolutionized the writing world by creating paper made from plant fibers, a precursor to modern paper.

The introduction of Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press in the 15th century revolutionized book and document production, creating a need for standardization to maintain compatibility between different printing presses and paper stocks. This led to different regions creating their own paper size standards.

One of the earliest standardizations can be traced back to the medieval Islamic world, where a paper size called “B4” was widely used. In Japan, traditional paper sizes like “A4” (called “washi”) have been used for centuries.

In the late 18th century, a significant step towards standardization occurred when the French Revolution brought about administrative reforms, including the adoption of standard paper sizes. This led to the development of the “Grands Formats” system in France.

The 20th century saw increased international commerce and communication, calling for a unified paper size system. This need was addressed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) with their ISO 216 standard. Today, the A-series paper sizes (based on A0) are in general use.

The ISO 216 standard was established in 1922 in Germany and subsequently adopted by other nations. The United Nations adopted the ISO 216 standard in 1975, further promoting its global acceptance. The ISO 216 system was designed to be based on the golden ratio, ensuring that each size can be easily obtained by halving its larger predecessor.

Impact of Paper Sizes on Industrie s

The impact of paper sizes extends across several industries, influencing design, printing, and document management practices.

Printing and Publishing Industry:

In the printing and publishing sector, paper sizes dictate layout decisions, paper usage, and printing costs. Designers and publishers need to consider the dimensions of the paper when creating content for books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, and other printed materials. Proper use of standard paper sizes ensures optimal layout and minimizes waste during printing. The standardization of paper sizes has also led to the development of standardized printing equipment, reducing production costs and improving efficiency.

Office and Business Applications:

In the office and business environment, using standard paper sizes like Letter and A4 ensures compatibility and interchangeability between different devices and software. This compatibility is essential for smooth document handling, printing, scanning, and copying. Additionally, adhering to standard paper sizes simplifies document storage and filing processes, as files can be easily organized and retrieved.

Advertising and Marketing:

In the realm of advertising and marketing, the choice of paper size can significantly impact the effectiveness of promotional materials. Posters and banners are often printed on larger paper sizes, like Tabloid or A3, to attract attention and convey the intended message effectively. Brochures and flyers are commonly produced in standard sizes like Letter or A4 for easy distribution and display.

Architecture and Engineering :

In the fields of architecture and engineering, specialty paper sizes like Arch A, Arch B, and ANSI A are used for drawings, blueprints, and technical plans. These larger-format paper sizes allow architects and engineers to present their designs accurately and comprehensively.

Digitalization and Paper Sizes

The advent of the digital era has brought about significant changes in how documents are created, stored, and shared. Despite the shift towards digital documentation, paper sizes remain relevant in various ways.

A4 and Letter Sizes in the Digital World:

A4 and Letter sizes have become a de facto standard for digital documents due to their historical significance and widespread acceptance. Many electronic documents, such as PDFs, are formatted to match these paper sizes. This ensures that digital documents can be easily printed without altering the layout or content.

Challenges and Opportunities:

Digitalization offers several advantages, such as increased accessibility, easier distribution, and reduced environmental impact. However, it also poses challenges related to document compatibility, font rendering, and screen-to-print discrepancies. Designers and content creators must consider both digital and print formats, ensuring that documents are optimized for both mediums.

The digital era has also given rise to new opportunities for innovative document sizes and formats. With the rise of e-books and digital publishing platforms, authors and publishers can experiment with different layouts and formats tailored to digital readers.

Unconventional and Large-Format Paper Sizes

Apart from the standard sizes, various industries require specialized paper sizes to cater to their unique needs.

Architectural Paper Sizes:

In the field of architecture and construction, architectural paper sizes like Arch A, Arch B, and Arch C are commonly used. These sizes are specifically designed to accommodate large-scale drawings, blueprints, and architectural plans. They provide architects and engineers with ample space to showcase their designs accurately and comprehensively.

Engineering Drawing Sizes:

In engineering and technical fields, specialized paper sizes such as ANSI A, ANSI B, and ANSI C are used for engineering drawings and technical diagrams. These large-format sizes allow engineers to represent complex information and technical details with precision and clarity.

Artistic and Craft Paper Sizes:

Artists and craft enthusiasts often explore specialty paper sizes to enhance their creative projects. Unique paper sizes are available for various artistic mediums, including watercolor, sketching, and origami. These specialty sizes offer artists the freedom to experiment with different dimensions and create unique works of art.

Environmental Considerations

The production and consumption of paper have significant environmental implications. As the world strives to reduce paper waste and promote sustainability, recycling initiatives, and digital alternatives are gaining momentum.

Paper Waste and Recycling:

Paper waste is a cause of global environmental concern due to high consumption rates. Recycling paper reduces the demand for raw materials, conserves resources and energy, and reduces the amount of waste disposed of in landfills – limiting its environmental impact.

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Digital Alternatives:

Digital documents, e-books, and digital signatures are more eco-friendly alternatives to paper. Using them instead of physical copies can reduce paper consumption and the associated carbon footprint from printing and shipping.

Digital alternatives also offer convenience, enabling easy document sharing, collaboration, and storage in cloud-based platforms. This streamlines business processes and enhances productivity.

Paper sizes have a long history and a far-reaching impact on our interconnected world. Being informed about paper sizes helps us when making decisions about document handling, printing, and design.

Paper sizes will evolve in the digital age to meet the needs of businesses and individuals. Combining tradition and innovation can help these sizes remain efficient and useful in the changing future.

By embracing digital options and sustainable strategies, we can create a greener future with reduced paper consumption and minimized environmental impact.

Paper size standardization is integral to international communication, allowing documents to be exchanged and collaboration to take place around the world. As technology advances, we anticipate that paper sizes will shift to meet the needs of our rapidly changing globe.

FAQs – Paper Sizes

What is the standard paper size used worldwide.

The standardpapersize used worldwide is the A4 size , which measures 210 mm x 297 mm (8.27″ x 11.69″). It is commonly used for business and office documents.

What is the difference between the A-series, B-series, and C-series paper sizes?

The A-series, B-series, and C-series are three different series of paper sizes standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) . The A-series is used for general printing and office documents, the B-series is often employed for artistic creations and posters, and the C-series is utilized for envelopes.

What are the common paper sizes used in North America?

In North America, the most common paper sizes are the Letter size (8.5″ x 11″) and the Legal size (8.5″ x 14″). The Letter size is widely used for business and personal documents, while the Legal size is commonly used for legal and professional paperwork.

What is the purpose of specialty paper sizes like Tabloid and A3?

Specialty paper sizes, such as Tabloid size (11″ x 17″) and A3 size, serve specific purposes in various industries. Tabloid size is commonly used in the publishing industry for newspapers, magazines, and large brochures. A3 size is larger than the standard A4 and is often used for posters, technical drawings, and presentations.

How is the size of the paper determined by the ISO 216 standard?

The ISO 216 standard defines each size in the A series as half the size of the previous one, when folded parallel to the shorter lengths. For example, A3 is half the size of A2, and A4 is half the size of A3.

How do paper sizes impact industries like advertising and marketing?

Paper sizes significantly impact industries like advertising and marketing by influencing the design and layout of promotional materials. Posters and banners are often printed on larger paper sizes to attract attention, while brochures and flyers are commonly produced in standard sizes for easy distribution.

What are the benefits of using standard paper sizes in office environments?

Using standard paper sizes, such as Letter and A4, in office environments ensures compatibility and interchangeability between different devices and software. This simplifies document handling, printing, and scanning processes, leading to improved efficiency and organization.

How do paper sizes evolve with the rise of digitalization?

With the rise of digitalization, paper sizes remain relevant in digital documents. A4 and Letter sizes have become de facto standards for electronic documents, allowing easy printing without altering the layout. However, the digital era also offers opportunities for new paperless formats and flexible document sizing.

Chinese paper size standards

Chinese paper size standards follow the ISO 216 standard for A-series paper sizes. The most commonly used size is A4, which measures 210 mm x 297 mm. However, China also has its own traditional paper sizes, such as the “big 8 folio” (340 mm x 215 mm) and the “small 8 folio” (275 mm x 215 mm). These traditional sizes are still in use, especially in calligraphy, art, and traditional bookbinding. It’s essential to consider both ISO 216 and traditional Chinese paper sizes when dealing with documents and artwork in China.

Japanese paper size standards

Japanese paper size standards include both traditional sizes and the modern ISO 216 standard. The traditional Japanese paper size system is known as the “ Washi ” size , which varies based on historical usage and specific types of paper.

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Do you ever hear about A Series Paper Sizes? Here we will discuss the Dimensions of A Series Paper Sizes in All Units. So, we have been talking about papers for quite a long time. You must have now noticed the advantages of the ISO 216 Standard and how it has made people’s lives more comfortable. The A-Series and the B Series Paper Sizes are the most common papers for business, legal, and household works. The C Series Paper Sizes are generally used for Envelope Sizes.

We need to know the dimensions of the most used paper sizes in all units because our documents and papers keep converting forms from one to another, i.e., sometimes, we are printing something, scanning, and sometimes uploading to the cloud, etc. Knowing the dimensions in all possible and most used units makes it easier to quickly convert, resize, or shape the paper. Today we will talk about the A Series Paper Sizes in all departments.

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Dimensions of A Series Paper Sizes in Metres, Centimetres, Millimetres, and Micrometres

Meters, Centimetres, Millimetres, and Micrometres are some of the Standard units definitely by the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and have been explicit as rules. i.e., these units never carry irrespective of changes in weather or anything else.

These are so precisely definite because they are in use by most countries worldwide that follow the ISO. Thus, it is essential to know these conventions for conversions from one of these units to another. The meetings are as follows:

The 4A0 Size has the most significant dimensions of the A Series Paper Sizes regarding breadth x length. It is 1682000 μm x 2378000 μm or 1682 mm x 2378 mm or 168.2 cm x 237.8 cm or 1.682 m x 2.378 m. The A10 Size has the most diminutive dimensions of the A Series Paper Sizes regarding breadth x length, i.e., 26000 μm x 37000 μm or 26 mm x 37 mm or 2.6 cm x 3.7 cm or 0.026 m x 0.037 m. You can easily calculate the dimensions of the other sizes using these conventions.

Dimensions of A Series Paper Sizes in Yards, Feet, Inches, and Thou

Although most countries have accepted the ISO Standard units, some countries like the US and other Northern American Countries continue to follow traditional conventional groups for weights and measures. These countries use units like Yards, Feet, Inches, and Thou for measurements. Also, these units are the Imperial and US Customary units. Moreover, as these countries are one of the first world countries, we need to know and understand the A Series Paper dimensions in their teams. The dimensions are as follows:

The 4A0 Size has the most significant dimensions of the A Series Paper Sizes in terms of breadth x length, i.e., measurements of 66220 th x 93622 th or 66.220 in x 93.622 in or 5.518 ft x 7.802 ft or 1.839 yd x 2.601 yds. The A10 Size has the most diminutive dimensions of the A Series Paper Sizes in terms of breadth x length, i.e., measurements of 1024 th x 1457 th or 1.024 in x 1.457 in or 0.085 ft x 0.121 ft or 0.028 yd x 0.040 yds. You can easily calculate the dimensions of the other sizes using these conventions, and they range between the smallest and largest sizes.

If you want to convert these sizes to the ISO standards, do the following for conversions:

1 Yard    = 0.9144 Metre

1 Foot   = 0.3048 Metre

1 Inch    = 0.0254 Metre

1 Thou  = 0.0000254 Metre

After converting into Metres, other units can also be achieved. You can use the conventions for converting Metres into Centimetres, Millimetres, and Micrometres.

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  • C Series Envelope Sizes
  • RA & SRA sizes
  • US Paper Sizes
  • Old Imperial Sizes

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Dimensions of A Series Paper Sizes in Points, Pica, and HPGL Units

In the digital age, we must know the A Series Paper sizes. It could be regarding display points, pixels, and other units printers and displays use. Also, It is essential to learn to quickly convert into either of these units for ease of purpose and documentation. For Dimensions of A Series Paper in Pixels , please click here. Here, we will discuss the Dimensions of A series Paper in Point , Pica , and HPGL units. The conventions are as follows:

1 Point                  = 0.083334 Pica

1 Pica                     = 11.99999 Points

1 Point                  = 14.11074 HPGL Units

1 HGPL Units      = 0.070868 Points

1 Pica                     = 169.3431 HPGL Units

1 HGPL Units      = 0.005905 Pica

We have used the modern desktop publishing point and pica where:

1 Point = 1 / 72 Inch             and        1 Pica = 1 / 6 Inch

HPGL Units are Hewlett Packard Graphics Language Units. Printers use them

And plotters. The conventions as per other units are as follows:

40 HPGL Units = 1 mm    and        1016 HPGL Units = 1 Inch

The 4A0 Size has the most significant dimensions of the A Series Paper Sizes regarding breadth x length. So, the dimensions are 397.3 x 561.7 in pica, 4768 x 6741 in points, and 67280 x 95120 in HPGL Units. The A10 Size has the most diminutive dimensions of the A Series Paper Sizes regarding breadth x length. It is 6.1 x 8.7 in pica, 74 x 105 in points , and 1040 x 1480 in HPGL Units. Also, we can easily calculate the dimensions of the other sizes by using these conventions. Moreover, they only range between the smallest and largest sizes in these three units.

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What paper size do we use?

The most prevalent conventional size formats are Letter (8.5 11 inches), Legal (8.5 14 inches), and Tabloid (11 17 inches). You almost certainly utilize these formats in your daily life. Letters are commonly used in commercial and academic publications.

What is the purpose of the A1 paper?

A1 paper measures 594 x 841 mm, 59.4 x 84.1 cm, or 23.4 x 33.1 inches. It's typically used for advertising, such as giant posters and display banners. It may also be used for flipcharts and architectural drawings in professional contexts.

What is the smallest size of paper available?

The smaller the number, the smaller the SSSize of the paper - A10 is the smallest, and A0 is the largest. Besides Mexico, the Dominican Republic, the United States, and Canada, ISO 216 establishes the international standard for paper sizes.

In feet, what size is A1 paper?

The width of A1 paper is 23.39

Is paper size important for printing?

Because your printer can only take a limited range of paper sizes, checking sure your printer can fit your paper size is necessary if you want to print with your printer. Because not all paper kinds are available in the same range of sizes, it is important to understand your alternatives to set reasonable expectations.

What is larger, A2 or A3?

The A2 print measures 42.0 x 59.4cm, or 16.53 x 23.39 inches, and when mounted, it measures 59.4 x 76.6cm or 23.39 x 30.16 inches. The A3 print measures 29.7 x 42.0cm, or 11.69 x 16.53 inches, and when mounted, it measures 40.6 x 50.8cm or 15.98 x 20 inches.

What are the many forms of paper?

Copy paper, bond paper, cardstock, glossy paper, matte paper, newspaper, tissue paper, building paper, watercolor paper, vellum, tracing paper, and parchment paper are some of the most popular forms.

Is A4 paper standard?

A4 is the standard paper size. It is measured in metric units. It is 210 millimeters broad by 297 millimeters long. This is around the SSSize of a US letter but slimmer and longer.

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A4 size in different values. The links below give you an overview. You will find the exact numbers for Micrometres (μm), Millimetres (mm), Centimetres (cm), Metres (m), Thou (th), Inches (in), Feet (ft), Yards (yd), Pixels, Pica, Point and HPGL. Click on the link to go to the appropriate size. You can calculate your A paper size in another unit with our calculator .

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The A4 size is a commonly used paper size for writing paper, stationery, cards and documents. The size A4 reflects the size of a single sheet of paper.

There are different standards for the sizes of paper. A4 size is part of the A standard. The A standard is the international standard. The A standard is part of the “A”, “B” and “C” series of paper sizes of the ISO 216. The ISO 216 is the international standard for a sheet of paper. North America and parts of Central and South America use other paper sizes such as “Letter” and “Legal”.

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Proportions of the A4 size compared to other sizes.

An A4 has a surface area of 210 x 297 millimetres. In inches, this is 8.27 x 11.69 inches. An A4 paper fits in a C4 envelope without having to fold the paper. When you fold an A4 paper, it works in a C5 envelope.

With the A series of paper sizes, the next size is twice as large or small. The ratio of the A-standard between the long and short side is 2:1. If you fold a sheet of paper horizontally into two equal pieces, two pieces with the same ratio are created. An A4 is half the size of an A3. When you fold an A4, you have twice an A5.

ISO 216 paper sizes

A sizes in mm and inches.

Iso standard a, b and c series..

Finally, in addition to the A sizes, the ISO 216 standard includes B and C paper sizes. The B-series paper sizes and the C-series paper sizes are made to cover paper sizes that do not fall under the A-series.

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DIY: Simple and Sustainable Paper Bag Stars

Posted: December 19, 2023 | Last updated: December 19, 2023

These brown paper bag stars are a simple holiday crafting activity that take the humble two-dimensional snowflake up a level. I first saw these last year at my friend Layla Zaa’s house . Layla is an interior designer and consultant with an eye for for sustainable styling ideas. At the time, she promised me a how-to for Christmas 2023, so without further ado:

You will need:

  • 9 brown paper bags
  • Ribbon or string

Get your equipment together and select three paper bags. Apply glue to the bottom of the first paper bag and a vertical stripe of glue down the center of the bag.

Stick the second paper bag on top of the first, and repeat the glue until you have three paper bags stuck together. (Any more and the shape will become too thick to cut through.)

Sketch a shape for the arms of the stars. You can embellish the design with small nicks in the arms of the star, or keep it plain and simple. Cut out the shape.

Once you have cut through the shape, continue glueing three more bags on to your design. Using your shaped bags as a template, cut the next three bags out. Repeat with the remaining three bags until all nine bags are glued together and shaped.

Now, open your design to reveal your paper star shape.

Using a hole punch, make a hole through two points of the star. Thread with jute twine or thin velvet ribbon.

Tie two knots in the ribbon: one near the hole you’ve just made and another towards the end of your ribbon.

The Finished Look

Your star is ready to hang. If the joining folds of the star don’t sit flat together, you can secure them with a paper clip.

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  1. A Paper Sizes

    To obtain paper sizes in centimetres, convert mm values to cm by dividing by 10 and in feet by dividing inch values by 12. More units here and sizes in pixels here. 4A0 & 2A0 - The DIN 476 Oversize Formats The paper sizes bigger than A0, 4A0 & 2A0, aren't formally defined by ISO 216 but are commonly used for oversized paper.

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    The standard dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimetre. A0 841 x 1189 mm A1 594 x 841 mm A2 420 x 594 mm A3 297 x 420 mm A4 210 x 297 mm A5 148 x 210 mm A6 105 x 148 mm A7 74 x 105 mm A8 52 x 74 mm A9 37 x 52 mm A10 26 x 37 mm A11 18 x 26 mm A12 13 x 18 mm A13 9 x 13 mm

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    All dimensions are specified in inches, millimeters as well as PostScript points (1/72 inch, always rounded off). The overview covers: ISO page sizes - The ISO A series is the most frequently used page measurement standard. It includes the DIN A4 format. The ISO B sizes are used for poster printing while ISO C is meant for envelopes.

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    or, rounded to the nearest millimetre, 1,189 mm × 841 mm (46.8 in × 33.1 in).

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    Measurements of the A series paper sizes 4A0, 2A0, A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9 and A10 in metres, centimetres, millimetres, thou, inches, feet, yards, pica, point and HPGL.

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    The most common of these sheet sizes is the international letterhead size A4, which measures 8-1/4 x 11-3/4 in, or 210 x 297 mm. These paper measurements are defined by the ISO 216 standard. Explore Neenah's extensive selection of quality paper and envelopes to find the right fit for your printing or mailing needs.

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    Folio 304.8 × 482.6 mm Quarto 241.3 × 304.8 mm Imperial Octavo 209.55 × 292.1 mm Super Octavo 177.8 × 279.4 mm Royal Octavo 165.1 × 254 mm Medium Octavo 165.1 × 234.95 mm Octavo 152.4 × 228.6 mm Crown Octavo 136.525 × 203.2 mm 12mo 127 × 187.325 mm 16mo 101.6 × 171.45 mm 18mo 101.6 × 165.1 mm 32mo 88.9 × 139.7 mm 48mo 63.5 × 101.6 mm 64mo 50.8 ×...

  8. International Paper Sizes, Formats & Standards Explained

    An explanation of the ISO 216 paper size format standard, including definition of A series paper sizes (A3, A4, A5 etc) ... mm cm m in. International Paper Sizes & Formats With Dimensions. A Paper Sizes (ISO) A0. 841 x 1189 mm. A1. 594 x 841 mm. A2. 420 x 594 mm. A3. 297 x 420 mm. A4. 210 x 297 mm. A5. 148 x 210 mm. A6.

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    52 x 74 mm. 2.0 x 2.9 in. A9 Paper Size. 37 x 52 mm. 1.5 x 2.0 in. A10 Paper Size. 26 x 37 mm. 1.0 x 1.5 in. If you want to obtain paper sizes in centimetres then convert mm values to cm by dividing it by 10 and in feet by dividing inch values by 12.

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    The following is a table of A paper dimensions, through which you can find the data applied to different dimensions, including inches, mm and cm. A paper Sizes Chart - A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10 paper size in inches, mm, and cm Special: 2A0 and 4A0

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    A Series Paper Size Areas - A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10. The ranges of the A order paper sizes, as outlined for one ISO 216 standard, are likely in the table beneath the exemplification in two together millimeters and height ( cm measures may be achieved by separating mm value by 10). This blog contains A paper sizes in all ...

  12. Paper Sizes: Dimensions, Charts, Differences & Uses

    As for the A1 paper size, it represents ½ of an A0 sheet and measures 59.4 x 84.1 cm or 594 x 841 mm. We can clearly see that the size of the A1 format, like that of the other formats, relates closely to the √2 aspect ratio.

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    To help you understand the system better, we've created a simple paper size chart below that lists the dimensions of different A paper sizes in cm, inches and mm. Size. Width (mm) x Height (mm) Width (in) x Height (in) Width (cm) x Height (cm) A0 paper size. 841 x 1189. 33.1 x 46.8.

  14. A5 Size in CM

    The dimensions of A5 size is 14.8 x 21 cm or 148 x 210 mm or 5.8 x 8.3 inches. A5 Size. A5 Paper Size Dimensions; 14.8 x 21 cm: 148 x 210 mm

  15. A1 Size in CM

    The dimensions of A1 size is 59.4 x 84.1 cm or 594 x 841 mm or 23.4 x 33.1 inches. A1 Size. A1 Paper Size Dimensions; 59.4 x 84.1 cm: 594 x 841 mm

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    The most commonly used paper sizes within the North American system are Letter (8.5 x 11 inches), Legal (8.5 x 14 inches), and Tabloid (11 x 17 inches). The Letter format is the equivalent of the ISO A4 format in terms of its popularity in business and educational use. However, the dimensions of the two are not the same.

  17. A Series Paper size guide: A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5 Paper sizes

    An A0 paper is an ISO standard size of 841 mm x 1189 mm (or 33.11 inches x 46.81 inches). In the USA, a standard letter size is 8.5 by 11 inches, which is referred to as an A size. A1 Paper: It is also known as ( billboard paper) is the largest size of paper commercially available (40cm x 55cm). A1 paper is often used for posters and brochures.

  18. Paper Sizes Guide

    See all of the popular sizes such as a4 paper size in inches and a4 paper size in cm, a3 paper size and the largest A size paper A0. There are also more sizes below including SRA and Super A3. A Size Paper Sizes Table Custom Paper Cutting If you would like to have a piece of card cut to size please see our Custom Paper Cutting Service

  19. Paper Sizes

    The charts below detail and compare these sizes and their dimensions. Paper Sizes (Metric A, B, North American ARCH) North America ISO Metric Paper Sizes Need help picking the right paper size for your project? Give us a call at 410-844-8096 and one of our team members will assist you with all of your printing needs. Paper Size FAQ.

  20. Paper Sizes: A Comprehensive Guide to Standards, Uses, and Impact

    The most commonly used size is A4, which measures 210 mm x 297 mm. However, China also has its own traditional paper sizes, such as the "big 8 folio" (340 mm x 215 mm) and the "small 8 folio" (275 mm x 215 mm). These traditional sizes are still in use, especially in calligraphy, art, and traditional bookbinding.

  21. Dimensions of A Paper Sizes in Metres, Centimetres, Feet, Yards & HPGL

    The A10 Size has the most diminutive dimensions of the A Series Paper Sizes regarding breadth x length, i.e., 26000 μm x 37000 μm or 26 mm x 37 mm or 2.6 cm x 3.7 cm or 0.026 m x 0.037 m. You can easily calculate the dimensions of the other sizes using these conventions. Dimensions of A Series Paper Sizes in Yards, Feet, Inches, and Thou

  22. A4 size

    A4-size in cm, pixels, mm en inches. The A4 size is a commonly used paper size for writing paper, stationery, cards and documents. The size A4 reflects the size of a single sheet of paper. There are different standards for the sizes of paper. A4 size is part of the A standard. The A standard is the international standard.

  23. Standard Poster Size and Poster Dimensions: A Complete Guide

    Poster Size: Size In Pixle: Size in cm: Size in mm: Size in Inches: A0: 9933 x 14043: 84.1 x 118.9 cm: 841 x 1189 mm: 33.1 x 46.8in: A1: 7016 x 9933: 59.4 x 84.1 cm: 594 x 841 mm: 23.4 x 33.1in: A2: ... An A0 poster is an international standard paper size measuring 841 x 1189 millimeters, commonly used for large-format printing to display ...

  24. DIY: Simple and Sustainable Paper Bag Stars

    Above: The brown paper bag star: a striking three-dimensional design that's a cinch to make. Materials Above: We used 13 x 8 x 24 cm bags, but all sizes work provided they are flat-bottomed.