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Paper sizes:

There have been many standard sizes of


International paper at different times and in different
Paper Dimensions countries, but today there are two wide-
spread systems in use: the international
standard (A4 and its siblings) and the
North American sizes.
plus North American
legal and letter sizes The base format is a sheet of paper
measuring 1 m² in area (A0 paper size).
Successive paper sizes in the series A1,
A2, A3, and so forth, are defined by
halving the preceding paper size along
the larger dimension. The most frequently
used paper size is A4 (210 × 297mm).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_size

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Uses of A4 paper size:

210mm
A4 This is the most common paper in use.
Therefore the possibilities are endless!

International • letterheads
Paper Dimensions
• documents
210mm x 297mm
• manuals
297mm

• training materials

• fold it in half for an A5 document

• make six page DL roll-fold or z-fold


brochures

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Uses of A3 paper size:

297mm
A3 • Small posters

• Fold it once to create a 4 page docu-


International ment, brochure or flyer
Paper Dimensions

297mm x 420mm

2 TIMES THE SIZE OF A4


420mm

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Uses of A5 paper size:

148mm
A5 • leaflet

• flyer
International
Paper Dimensions • notepads

148mm x 210mm • small letterheads

• on heavier paper stock the sheet can


210mm

1/2 THE SIZE OF A4 be scored and folded to make a four


page A6 greeting card

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Uses of A6 paper size:

105mm
A6 • postcards

• invitations
International
Paper Dimensions • change of address cards

148mm 105mm x 148mm

1/4 THE SIZE OF A4

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Uses of DLE paper size:

DLE
99mm
• with compliments slips

• invitations
Paper Dimensions
• change of address cards
210mm

99mm x 210mm • mailers

• flyers
1/3 THE SIZE OF A4
• tickets

• leaflets

• promotional bookmarks

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Uses of this paper size:
90mm
Business 1000’s of uses! It’s only limited by your
imagination!
Cards
55mm

Paper Dimensions

90mm x 55mm

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