Various print paper sizes allow you to choose the right size for the publication you want to create. But you need to understand the difference between each paper size so that you’ll know the best one for different publications. Below are details about different paper sizes in the printing industry.
3 Series of Paper for Printing
The most famous paper sizes are the A5 or tabloid paper and the A4 or letter paper. However, they are not the only paper sizes available. At least, there are three different series of printing paper and each of them contains various paper sizes.
The A Series
The A series is the most famous one in the ISO standard and many people around the world always use the A series constantly. There are eleven members of the A series, starting from A0 to A10. The bigger the number, the smaller the size of the paper.
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This series’ system has an A0 format as its basic, which has an area of one square meter. To make the next paper sizes, you only have to fold the basic format of the A series. For example, to get the A1, fold the A0 in the middle and you will get the size you need.
The B series of print paper sizes
The other series of printer paper is the B series, and the members have wider a wider range. B-series papers have bigger sizes than A-series papers. The size of the B series’ papers is based on the geometric of two sheets from the A series.
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What does it mean the size of the B series’ papers is based on the geometric of two sheets from the A series? The size of a B4 paper for example is between the size of A4 and A3 and the size of a B5 paper is between the size of A5 and A4.
The C Series
Usually, people use papers of the C series for envelopes, the space it offers is enough to accommodate a sheet from the A series. You can fit the A series paper inside the C series envelope as long as they have the same number. This means the A5 paper will fit inside the C5 envelope.
|Format of the C series||Size in inches||Size in millimeters|
The various print paper sizes are available for different purposes. Before choosing the right paper size, you need to know the publication you are going to make. Different series of papers are for different purposes of publication.