Paper Size Guidelines

Using standard paper sizes can save money as well as simplify tasks such as packing, printing, copying, filing and polybagging. The following table shows the width and height of all ISO A and B paper formats, as well as the ISO C envelope formats. (Dimensions in millimetres).

A Series Formats B Series Formats C Series Formats
4A0 1682 x 2378        
2A0 1189 x 1682        
A0 841 x 1189 B0 1000 x 1414 C0 917 x 1297
A1 594 x 841 B1 707 x 1000 C1 648 x 917
A2 420 x 594 B2 500 x 707 C2 458 x 648
A3 297 x 420 B3 353 x 500 C3 324 x 458
A4 210 x 297 B4 250 x 353 C4 229 x 324
A5 148 x 210 B5 176 x 250 C5 162 x 229
A6 105 x 148 B6 125 x 176 C6 114 x 162
A7 74 x 105 B7 88 x 125 C7 81 x 114
A8 52 x 74 B8 62 x 88 C8 57 x 81
A9 37 x 52 B9 44 x 62 C9 40 x 57
A10 26 x 37 B10 31 x 44 C10 28 x 40

 

The following table illustrates some of the main uses of popular paper formats:

A0, A1 Technical drawings, posters.
A1, A2 Flip charts
A2, A3 Drawings, diagrams, large tables
A4 Letters, magazines, forms, catalogs, laser printer and copying machine output.
A5 Note pads
A6 Postcards
B5, A5, B6, A6 Books
C4, C5, C6 Envelopes for A4 letters: unfolded (C4), folded once (C5), folded twice (C6)
B4, A3 Newspapers, supported by most copying machines in addition to A4
B8, A8 Playing cards

 

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