Jett Print commonly gets asked What are the different Paper Sizes & Dimensions?
In fact a client asked me just the other day what size was an A5 piece of paper? It got me thinking that not everyone knows what paper sizes mean or what the dimensions are. Over the years I have become so consumed with paper sizes that I have, in the past, referred to everyday objects to it, I once called a Triple A battery an A3 battery, oops!
Below is a list of standard paper sizes & dimensions
A0 841mm x 1,188mm
A1 594mm x 841mm
A2 420mm x 594mm
A3 297mm x 420mm
A4 210mm x 297mm – This is the standard size you will find in your office copier
A5 148mm x 210mm
A6 105mm x 148mm
DL 99mm x 210mm
Basically the smaller the number is after the A, the larger the piece of paper is. There is also B size paper, but they are not commonly used in printing, except for plan printing (house blue prints etc).
Download a visual representation of paper sizes and how they relate to each other. You can see that if you keep folding the piece of paper in half you create the next size down, for instance A4 is half of an A3, A5 is half of an A4 etc.
It’s important to note that envelope sizes are not the same dimensions as paper, envelopes have to be larger so that the paper that goes inside fits. Watch out for an upcoming blog on envelope sizes.
Til the next blog, ciao