Paper sizes for print
Most people are familiar with the most common paper sizes from filling up the home printer or the office copier, we've all seen a pack of A4 or A3 paper but in the printing world there are a lot more to paper sizes than these two familiar sizes.
While the A Paper sizes themselves run from A0 (the largest size) through to A10 (the smallest) the most common sizes for in printing terms run from A0 to A7.
The A Sizes
|Size in mm||Common uses in print|
|A0||841 x 1189mm||Posters, POS|
|A1||594 x 841mm||Posters, A-Boards|
|A2||420 x 594mm||Posters, A-Boards|
|A3||297 x 420mm||Posters, Leaflets (commonly folded to A4)|
|A4||210 x 297mm||Leaflets, Brochures, Letters / Stationery|
|A5||148 x 210mm||Flyers, Leaflets|
|A6||105 x 148mm||Postcards, Flyers, Leaflets|
|A7||74 x 105mm||Flyers, Appointment Cards|
In addition to the A sizes, where print is concerned the other common size that we are always asked about is business cards. The standard for UK business cards is 85x55mm .