A4 paper, for example, is 210 mm wide and 297 mm tall. Half an A4 is an A5, and two A4s are an A3.
With this in mind, you’ll know next time what half an A4 sheet of paper is. Because when you fold an A4 sheet of paper in half, you get an A5 sheet.
For different tasks, different sizes of paper are used. Most business cards are 85 mm by 55 mm, which is about the same size as an A4 magazine. Here are the important measurements. Everyone uses terms that are small enough to fit on a single sheet of paper, but do they all know what they mean and why? Most of the world’s paper sizes are set by the International Standard (ISO 216), which dates back to the 1800s (with the exception of the US and Canada, which have their own sizing standards). The International Standard wasn’t made official until 1975, when many countries were already using this paper size standard. Before this standard was made, paper sizes couldn’t be changed to metric units and couldn’t be used in any official systems. How A, B, and C paper sizes work is explained by other mathematical formulas, but the basic idea is that each successive paper size measurement (like A1, A2, A3, and A4) is found by halving the dimensions of the one before it. For example, A4 (297 x 210 mm) is the most common size of paper, and A5, which is half the size of A4, is the second most common size. Paper sizes A, B, and C are most often used for certain types of print jobs. For example, C paper sizes are made so that an A4 sheet of paper can fit into a C4 envelope. C paper sizes are only used to make envelopes. B-sized paper is bigger than A-sized paper, and it is usually used for big projects like posters and folders. They make it possible to print long texts on fewer pages and for less money. Unless a customer specifically asks for a custom size, postcards (A6), flyers (A5), and newsletters (A4) will all be made in a standard size unless the customer asks for a custom size. So, if someone asked for a price quote on a postcard, they would use the A6 size (148.5mm x 105mm). Here is a list of the different sizes of paper. But since you’re already here, why not take a look at some of the creative things we’ve done? You never know when you might need our help, and if you do, we’d love to hear from you. Brochure Portfolio Web Design Portfolio Branding Portfolio Advertising Portfolio