Paper Sizes Explained. A Class Paper sizes are the industry standard for most European countries. The A-Class is an International standard, so an A4 size will always be the same size wherever you are in the world.
A Class paper sizes have a unique ratio of height and length. If you fold one size in half lengthways it will be the same size as the A Size below.
So fold an A3 size piece of paper in half and it will now be A4. Do this again and the size will now become A5.
A Paper Sizes
A0 – 841mm x 1189mm
A1 – 594mm x 841mm
A2 – 420mm x 594mm
A3 – 297mm x 420mm
A4 – 210mm x 297mm
A5 – 148mm x 210mm
A6 – 105mm x 148mm
There are other sizes used in the UK that are popular.
This is basically the size of an A4 split into three rows. DL is 210mm x 99mm, which is the size of a standard compliment slip.
The UK standard size for business cards is 85mm x 55mm, however, this is not a strict guideline to follow. Business cards can be squared or follow the US standard size which is 90mm x 50mm.
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