Popular Paper Sizes And Printing Formats For Essays

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Miscellaneous
MillimetersInches
Legal216 × 3568.5 × 14.0
Junior Legal127 × 2035.0 × 8.0
1/3 A499 × 2103.9 × 8.3
Gutenberg Bible280 × 39811.0 × 15.7
CD case insert120 × 1204.7 × 4.7
A4 square210 × 2108.3 × 8.3
The Print Handbook119 × 1784.7 × 7.0
A format paperback110 × 1784.3 × 7.0
B format paperback130 × 1985.1 × 7.8
48 sheet billboard6096 × 3048240.0 × 120.0
Business card sizes
MillimetersInches
Business card (UK)55 × 852.2 × 3.3
Business card (US)51 × 892.0 × 3.5
Business card (Japan)55 × 912.2 × 3.6
International A paper sizes
MillimetersInches
A0841 × 118933.1 × 46.8
A1594 × 84123.4 × 33.1
A2420 × 59416.5 × 23.4
A3297 × 42011.7 × 16.5
A4210 × 2978.3 × 11.7
A5148 × 2105.8 × 8.3
A6105 × 1484.1 × 5.8
A774 × 1052.9 × 4.1
A852 × 742.0 × 2.9
A937 × 521.5 × 2.0
A1026 × 371.0 × 1.5
US ANSI paper sizes
MillimetersInches
ANSI A (letter)216 × 2798.5 × 11
ANSI B (ledger & tabloid)279 × 43211 × 17
ANSI C432 × 55917 × 22
ANSI D559 × 86422 × 34
ANSI E864 × 111834 × 44
Architectural paper sizes
MillimetersInches
Arch A229 × 3059 × 12
Arch B305 × 45712 × 18
Arch C457 × 61018 × 24
Arch D610 × 91424 × 36
Arch E914 × 121936 × 48
Arch E1762 × 106730 × 42
Arch E2660 × 96526 × 38
Arch E3686 × 99127 × 39
RA & SRA paper sizes
MillimetersInches
RA0860 × 122033.0125 × 46.75
RA1610 × 86024.0 × 33.9
RA2430 × 61016.9 × 24.0
RA3305 × 43012.0 × 16.9
RA4215 × 3058.5 × 12.0
SRA0900 × 128035.4 × 50.4
SRA1640 × 90025.2 × 35.4
SRA2450 × 64017.7 × 25.2
SRA3320 × 45012.6 × 17.7
SRA4225 × 3208.9 × 12.6
International B paper sizes
MillimetersInches
B01414 × 100055.7 × 39.4
B11000 × 70739.4 × 27.8
B2707 × 50027.8 × 19.7
B3500 × 35319.7 × 13.9
B4353 × 25013.9 × 9.8
B5250 × 1769.8 × 6.9
B6176 × 1256.9 × 4.9
B7125 × 884.9 x. 3.5
B888 × 623.5 × 2.4
B962 × 442.4 × 1.7
B1044 × 311.7 × 1.2
B1+1020 × 72040.2 × 28.3
B2+720 × 52028.3 × 20.5
International C size envelopes
MillimetersInches
C01297 × 91751.5 × 36.1
C1917 × 64836.1 × 25.5
C2648 × 45825.5 × 18.0
C3458 × 32418.0 × 12.8
C4324 × 22912.8 × 9.0
C5229 × 1629.0 × 6.4
C6162 × 1146.4 × 4.5
C7114 × 814.5 x. 3.2
C881 × 573.2 × 2.2
C957 × 402.2 × 1.6
C1040 × 281.6 × 1.1
Common US press sheet sizes
MillimetersInches
11 × 1711 × 17
12 × 1812 × 18
17 × 2217 × 22
19 × 2519 × 25
20 × 2620 × 26
23 × 2923 × 29
23 × 3523 × 35
24 × 3624 × 36
25 × 3825 × 38
26 × 4026 × 40
28 × 4028 × 40
35 × 4535 × 45
38 × 5038 × 50
Common US web offset roll widths
MillimetersInches
17½17½
1818
2323
23½23½
26½26½
3535
35½35½
3838
US Announcement envelope sizes
MillimetersInches
A-2 envelope4⅜ × 5¾
A-6 envelope4¾ × 6½
A-7 envelope5¼ × 7¼
A-8 envelope5½ × 8⅛
A-10 envelope6 × 9½
A-Slim envelope3⅞ × 8⅞
US Baronial envelope sizes
MillimetersInches
4 Baronial envelope3⅝ × 5⅛
5½ Baronial envelope4⅜ × 5¾
6 Baronial envelope4¾ × 6½
Lee envelope5¼ × 7¼
US Booklet envelope sizes
MillimetersInches
3 Booklet envelope4¾ × 6½
4½ Booklet envelope5½ × 7½
6 Booklet envelope5¾ × 8⅞
6½ Booklet envelope6 × 9
6⅝ Booklet envelope6 × 9½
6¾ Booklet envelope6½ × 9½
7¼ Booklet envelope7 × 10
7½ Booklet envelope7½ × 10½
9 Booklet envelope8¾ × 11½
9½ Booklet envelope9 × 12
10 Booklet envelope9½ × 12⅝
13 Booklet envelope10 × 13
US Catalog envelope sizes
MillimetersInches
1 Catalog envelope6 × 9
1¾ Catalog envelope6½ × 9½
3 Catalog envelope7 × 10
6 Catalog envelope7½ × 10½
9¾ Catalog envelope8¾ × 11¼
10½ Catalog envelope9 × 12
12½ Catalog envelope9½ × 12½
13½ Catalog envelope10 × 13
14½ Catalog envelope11½ × 14½
15½ Catalog envelope12 × 15½
US Commercial/Official envelope sizes
MillimetersInches
6¼ Commercial envelope3½ × 6
6¾ Commercial envelope3⅝ × 6½
7 Official envelope3¾ × 6¾
7¾ Official envelope3⅞ × 7½
8⅝ Official envelope3⅝ × 8⅝
9 Official envelope3⅞ × 8⅞
10 Official envelope4⅛ × 9½
11 Official envelope4½ × 10⅜
12 Official envelope4¾ × 11
14 Official envelope5 × 11½
US Square envelope sizes
MillimetersInches
6 Square envelope6 × 6
6½ Square envelope6½ × 6½
7 Square envelope7 × 7
7½ Square envelope7½ × 7½
8 Square envelope8 × 8
8½ Square envelope8½ × 8½
9 Square envelope9 × 9
9½ Square envelope9½ × 9½

Do you know your A4 from your A2?

When it comes to printing your documents, you may be unsure of which size to go for.

In the UK, the ‘A Series’ paper sizes are the most widely used. ‘A’ sizes are also a popular European ISO paper size standard.

For this reason, the overwhelming majority of printing companies and printing machines can print to these sizes. Here at Doxzoo, we can print in sizes A5 (our smallest paper size) to A0 (our largest paper size).

Read on to find out more about A size paper sizes, including their dimensions and common uses. Plus advice for choosing the right paper size for your printed document…

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Paper Size Comparison Chart (A0 – A8)
Paper Size Table (A0 – A7)
A5 Paper Size
A4 Paper Size
A3 Paper Size
A2 Paper Size
A1 Paper Size
A0 Paper Size
Choosing The Right Paper Size

Paper Size Comparison Chart (A Sizes)

Paper Size Table (A Sizes)

Your guide to paper sizes in the ‘A’ series!

We’ve listed the paper size in mm, cm and inches for A0 to A7 paper.

Paper Height x Width (Portrait)
Size In Millimetres (mm)Size In Centimetres (cm)Size In Inches (in)
A0 Paper Size1189 x 841 mm118.9 x 84.1 cm46.8 x 33.1 in
A1 Paper Size841 x 594 mm84.1 x 59.4 cm33.1 x 23.4 in
A2 Paper Size594 x 420 mm59.4 x 42 cm23.4 x 16.5 in
A3 Paper Size420 x 297 mm42 x 29.7 cm16.5 x 11.7 in
A4 Paper Size297 x 210 mm29.7 x 21 cm11.7 x 8.3 in
A5 Paper Size210 x 148 mm21 x 14.8 cm8.3 x 5.8 in
A6 Paper Size148 x 105 mm14.8 x 10.5 cm5.8 x 4.1 in
A7 Paper Size105 x 74 mm10.5 x 7.4 cm4.1 x. 2.9 in

A5 Paper Size

A5 is half the size of A4 and it is the smallest paper size we print on.

A5 Paper Dimensions & Print Size:

210 x 148 mm
21 x 14.8 cm
8.3 x 5.8 inches

Common Uses Of A5 Paper:

  • Diaries & planners
  • Books
  • Small forms
  • Invitations
  • Flyers
  • Booklets
  • Brochures
  • Event Programmes

Find out more about our A5 printing service.


A4 Paper Size

A4 is the most commonly used paper size for printing. The majority of home and office printers print in A4 as standard.

A4 is also a default page size in programs such as Microsoft Word.

A4 Paper Dimensions & Print Size:

297 x 210 mm
29.7 x 21cm
11.7 x 8.3 inches

Common Uses Of A4 Paper:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Text Books
  • Dissertations
  • Essays
  • Training Manuals
  • Handbooks
  • Booklets
  • Brochures
  • Large Event Programmes

Find out more about our A4 printing service.


A3 Paper Size

A3 is our smallest ‘large format’ size and it is twice the size of an A4 sheet.

A3 Paper Dimensions & Print Size:

420 x 297 mm
42 x 29.7 cm
16.5 x 11.7 inches

Common Uses Of A3 Paper:

  • Posters
  • Wall Notices
  • Art & Design Visuals
  • CAD Drawings
  • Architectural Plans

Find out more about our A3 printing service.


A2 Paper Size

A2 is a large size equivalent to 2 x A3 sheets.

A2 Paper Dimensions & Print Size:

594 x 420 mm
59.4 x 42 cm
23.4 x 16.5 inches

Common Uses Of A2 Paper:

  • Posters
  • Wall Notices
  • Art & Design Visuals
  • CAD Drawings
  • Architectural Plans
  • Exhibition Graphics
  • Window Displays

Find out more about our A2 printing service.


A1 Paper Size

A1 is a very large print size, equivalent to 8 x A4 sheets.

A1 Paper Dimensions & Print Size:

841 x 594 mm
84.1 x 59.4 cm
33.1 x 23.4 inches

Common Uses Of A1 Paper:

  • Posters
  • Wall Notices
  • Art & Design Visuals
  • CAD Drawings
  • Architectural Plans
  • Exhibition Graphics
  • Window Displays

Find out more about our A1 printing service.


A0 Paper Size

A0 is our largest print size, equivalent to a whopping 16 x A4 sheets and a height of over 1 metre.

A0 Paper Dimensions & Print Size:

1189 x 841 mm
118.9 x 84.1 cm
33.1 x 23.4 inches

Common Uses Of A0 Paper:

  • Posters
  • Wall Notices
  • Art & Design Visuals
  • CAD Drawings
  • Architectural Plans
  • Exhibition Graphics
  • Window Displays

Find out more about our A0 printing service.


Choosing The Right Paper Size For Your Printed Document


There are several important factors to consider when choosing the right paper size for your needs…

The Purpose – the purpose of your document is important (check out the common uses listed for each paper size above). An A5 marketing poster will not have as much impact as an A3 or larger poster.

Conversely, an A5 report will be harder to read than an A4 version. So consider the needs of your reader/audience. For internal or personal use, a reduced size may be fine. But if you are sharing the document with customers or partners, readability is important.

Convention – when questioning the purpose, question the convention. What is the typical size for this type of document?

As an example, no recruiter expects to see an A5 or A0 CV! Nor does a customer want their invoice delivered on an A2 sheet. It’s just not practical.

Your Print Resource – for day to day printing, many opt for A4 as it is the most readily available option.

Larger scale print jobs often have to be outsourced to a third party who have appropriately sized printing equipment to complete the job.

Printing Costs – as the saying goes, “the bigger the better”. But not when it comes to print costs, as a larger surface area costs more to print.

Obviously cost shouldn’t be your only deciding factor, but it is something to keep on your radar.

Document Binding – some types of document binding are only available in certain sizes.

At Doxzoo, we can bind A4 and A5 documents in a variety of ways, including wire binding, ring binding, booklets and book binding. However large format prints (A0, A1 and A2) are only available as posters.

Timescale – when do you require the document? If you need it there and then, making use of your on-site printer is the quickest option.

But if you have prepared your file ahead of time, you can choose to use an online printing service. This will give you a greater number of finishing and binding options.

Your File/Layout Size – when a document is resized, display issues can occur. For example, if an A4 document is printed as an A1 poster, you are likely to experience some image pixelation. For this reason, vector graphics should always be used as this helps scalability.

Best practice is to design your file or document at the size you wish to print it, as this will prevent issues when upscaling or downscaling.


Thanks For Reading!

Questions about paper size? Get in touch with us at sales@doxzoo.com.

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