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Desktop/Office Printer, Business &
Imposetter/Large-Format Papers

An International Guide

Thanks to the broad distribution of PDFs and the international marketing of desktop/office printers, imposetters/imagesetters, and large-format printers, people around the world are increasingly required to decipher the baffling names of paper sizes commonly used in some other country. To complicate matters, not all paper sizes are standardized and some printer manufacturers give the same name to two or more sheet/page sizes, depending on the printer model in which a specific size is used.

To aid PDF and printer/imposetter users who may be unfamiliar with other countries' paper/page sizes, EDS Inc., Editorial & Design Services, has published this international guide based on information in user manuals, printer drivers, manufacturers' spec sheets, and other technical sources. Since many of the papers here are intended for ordinary office/business use, business cards are also included on this page.

For information on envelopes, please see International Envelope Sizes. For information on Japanese stationery, please see Traditional Japanese Specialty Papers. For information on papers for print publications, please see Expanded Tables of North American, UK/EU, and Metric Paper Sizes and Japanese Papers for Printing.

Note that ISO (International Organization for Standardization) paper sizes are the official international metric sizes; JIS (Japan Industrial Standard) paper sizes are generally used only in Japan. In the interest of legibility, Japanese terms are not italicized here.

Common Nonmetric
Business Paper Sizes
Common ISO and JIS Metric
Business Paper Sizes
Common Nonmetric
Imposetter/Large-Format Page Sizes
Common ISO and JIS Metric
Imposetter/Large-Format Page Sizes
Common International Business Card Sizes

Common Nonmetric Business Paper Sizes
Width precedes height; Inch measurements are exact; Metric
measurements are approximate (calculated at 1 inch = 25.4 mm and
rounded off); Standardized sizes are listed at left; Variants are
listed at right; Most variant sizes, which are device dependent,
are simply intended to accommodate registration marks.
Name Inches MM Name Inches MM
Executive 7 1/4 x 10 1/2 184 x 267 Executive extra 8 1/4 x 11 1/2 210 x 292
Folio / F4 8 1/4 x 13 210 x 330 Folio extra 9 1/4 x 14 235 x 356
Foolscap E 8 x 13 203 x 330 Foolscap A 8 1/2 x 13 216 x 330
Index card
5x8
5 x 8 127 x 203 Index card
8x10
8 x 10 203 x 254
Ledger 17 x 11 432 x 279 Ledger extra 18 x 12 457 x 305
Legal 8 1/2 x 14 216 x 356 Legal extra 9 1/2 x 15 241 x 381
Legal extra 9 7/16 x 14 15/16 240 x 379
Legal 13 /
Government Legal
8 1/2 x 13 216 x 330
Letter / US
A / ANSI A*
8 1/2 x 11 216 x 279 Letter full bleed 10 13/16 x 14 274 x 356
Letter extra 9 1/2 x 12 241 x 305
Letter extra 9 7/16 x 11 15/16 240 x 303
Letter long 8 1/2 x 13 216 x 330
Government Letter 8 x 10 1/2 203 x 267
Photo 4x6 4 x 6 102 x 152
Quarto 8 1/2 x 10 13/16 216 x 275 Quarto extra 9 1/2 x 11 13/16 241 x 300
Statement /
Halfletter
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 140 x 216 Statement extra 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 165 x 241
Tabloid / US
B / ANSI B*
11 x 17 279 x 432 Tabloid full bleed 13 5/16 x 20 338 x 508
Tabloid extra 12 x 18 305 x 457
Tabloid oversize 11 11/16 x 17 11/16 297 x 449
* ANSI is the American National Standards Institute.

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Common Nonmetric
Imposetter/Large-Format Page Sizes

Width precedes height; Inch measurements are exact; Metric
measurements are approximate (calculated at 1 inch = 25.4 mm and
rounded off); Standardized sizes are listed at left; Variants are
listed at right; Most variant sizes, which are device dependent,
are simply intended to accommodate registration marks.
Name Inches MM Name Inches MM
8 x 10 8 x 10 203 x 254
12 x 22 12 x 22 305 x 559
12 x 25 12 x 25 305 x 635
ANSI A* /
US A
8 1/2 x 11 216 x 279
ANSI B /
US B
11 x 17 279 x 432
ANSI C /
US C
17 x 22 432 x 559
ANSI D /
US D
22 x 34 559 x 864
ANSI E /
US E
34 x 44 864 x 1118
Arch A** 9 x 12 229 x 305 Arch A extra 10 x 13 254 x 330
Arch B 12 x 18 305 x 457 Arch B extra 13 x 19 330 x 483
Arch C 18 x 24 457 x 610 Arch C extra 19 x 25 483 x 635
Arch D 24 x 36 610 x 914 Arch D extra 25 x 37 635 x 940
Arch E 36 x 48 914 x 1219
B19 11 13/16 x 19 300 x 483 B19 / B19W 12 1/16 x 19 306 x 483
B25 11 13/16 x 25 300 x 635 B25 / B25W 12 1/16 x 25 306 x 635
Broadsheet 18 x 22 457 x 559 Broadsheet extra 18 x 24 457 x 610
Large 35 11/16 x 44 1/2 907 x 1130
Large 35 1/2 x 48 902 x 1219
Large 29 11/16 x 25 754 x 635
Large 25 11/16 x 22 1/4 653 x 565
Large 17 11/16 x 25 449 x 635
Large 15 11/16 x 22 1/4 399 x 565 Large 15 11/16 x 22 399 x 559
Large 14 x 27 356 x 686
Large 13 11/16 x 20 348 x 508
Large 12 3/16 x 27 310 x 686
MP-01
10x15
10 x 15 254 x 381 MP-02
10x15.5
10 x 15 1/2 254 x 394
MP-03
11.7x18.5
11 11/16 x 18 1/2 297 x 470 MP-04
11.7x19.375
11 11/16 x 19 3/8 297 x 492
MP-11
11.7x19.875
11 11/16 x 19 7/8 297 x 505
MP-05
12x18
12 x 18 305 x 457 MP-06
12x19.375
12 x 19 3/8 305 x 492
MP-12
12x19.875
12 x 19 7/8 305 x 505
P18 11 1/4 x 18 1/2 286 x 470
P24x48 24 x 48 610 x 1219
P24x60 24 x 60 610 x 1524
P24x72 24 x 72 610 x 1829
P24x84 24 x 84 610 x 2134
P24x96 24 x 96 610 x 2438
P24x108 24 x 108 610 x 2743
P36x60 36 x 60 914 x 1524
P36x72 36 x 72 914 x 1829
P36x84 36 x 84 914 x 2134
P36x96 36 x 96 914 x 2438
P36x108 36 x 108 914 x 2743
P39x55 39 3/8 x 55 1/8 1000 x 1400
P44x62 44 x 62 1118 x 1575
P47x66 47 1/4 x 66 15/16 1200 x 1700
P52x73 52 x 73 1321 x 1854
P54x76 54 x 76 1372 x 1930
* ANSI is the American National Standards Institute.
** Arch = architecture.

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Common ISO and JIS Metric Business Paper Sizes
Width precedes height; Metric measurements are exact; Inch
measurements are approximate (calculated at 25.4 mm = 1 inch and
rounded off); Standardized sizes are listed at left; Variants are listed
at right; Most variant sizes, which are device dependent, are simply
intended to accommodate registration marks. N.B. JIS A series paper
sizes are identical to ISO A series sizes, but JIS B series sizes are not
identical to ISO/DIN B sizes (DIN is the Deutsche Industrie Norm).
Name MM Inches Name MM Inches
A3 297 x 420 11 11/16 x 16 1/2 A3 full bleed 355 x 497 14 x 19 9/16
A3 nobi waido* 332 x 480 13 x 18 7/8
A3 nobi* / A3
extra / Super A3
329 x 483 12 15/16 x 19
A3 nobi* /
Super A3 small
328 x 453 12 15/16 x 17 13/16
A3 extra 322 x 445 12 11/16 x 17 1/2
A3 waido* 317 x 505 12 7/16 x 19 7/8
A3 super 305 x 508 12 x 20
Super A3 305 x 487 12 x 19 3/16
A3 long 297 x 508 11 11/16 x 20
A4 210 x 297 8 1/4 x 11 11/16 A4 full bleed 268 x 374 10 9/16 x 14 3/4
A4 extra 235 x 322 9 1/4 x 12 11/16
A4 super 229 x 356 9 x 14
Super A4 227 x 356 8 15/16 x 14
Special A4 210 x 356 8 1/4 x 14
A4 long 210 x 348 8 1/4 x 13 11/16
A5 148 x 210 5 13/16 x 8 1/4 A5 extra 174 x 236 6 13/16 x 9 1/4
A5 extra 173 x 235 6 13/16 x 9 1/4
A6 105 x 148 4 1/8 x 5 13/16 A6 extra 130 x 174 5 1/8 x 6 7/8
JIS B4 257 x 364 10 1/8 x 14 5/16 Superwide B 332 x 480 13 1/16 x 18 7/8
JIS B4 extra 283 x 389 11 1/8 x 15 5/16
JIS B4 extra 282 x 389 11 1/8 x 15 5/16
JIS B5 182 x 257 7 3/16 x 10 1/8 JIS B5 extra 207 x 283 8 3/16 x 11 1/8
JIS B5 extra 207 x 282 8 3/16 x 11 1/8
JIS B6 128 x 182 5 1/16 x 7 3/16 JIS B6 extra 153 x 207 6 x 8 1/8
ISO/DIN B4 250 x 353 9 13/16 x 13 7/8 ISO/DIN B4 extra 276 x 379 10 7/8 x 14 7/8
ISO/DIN B5 176 x 250 6 15/16 x 9 13/16 ISO/DIN B5 extra 201 x 276 7 15/16 x 10 7/8
Hagaki
(Postcard)
100 x 148 3 15/16 x 5 13/16 Oufuku hagaki
(Reply postcard)
200 x 148 7 7/8 x 5 13/16
* Nobi (literally "stretched, extended") and waido ("wide") are used generically in Japan to
describe oversize A3 sheets, which accommodate A4 spreads with registration marks. Specific
sizes are device dependent.

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Common ISO and JIS Metric
Imposetter/Large-Format Page Sizes

Width precedes height; Metric measurements are exact; Inch
measurements are approximate (calculated at 25.4 mm = 1 inch and
rounded off); Standardized sizes are listed at left; Variants are listed
at right; Variant sizes, which are device dependent, accommodate
registration marks. N.B. JIS A series paper sizes are identical
to ISO A series sizes, but JIS B series sizes are not
identical to ISO B sizes.
Name MM Inches Name MM Inches
A0 841 x 1189 33 1/8 x 46 13/16 A0 nobi* /
Super A0
914 x 1291 36 x 50 7/8
Oversize A0 906 x 1245 35 11/16 x 49
Oversize A0 900 x 1245 35 7/16 x 49
A1 594 x 841 23 3/8 x 33 1/8 Oversize A1 631 x 900 24 13/16 x 35 7/16
Oversize A1 625 x 900 24 5/8 x 35 7/16
A1 extra 619 x 866 24 3/8 x 34 1/8
A2 420 x 594 16 1/2 x 23 3/8 Oversize A2 486 x 625 19 1/8 x 24 5/8
Oversize A2 480 x 625 18 7/8 x 24 5/8
A2 extra 446 x 619 17 9/16 x 24 3/8
A2 extra 445 x 619 17 1/2 x 24 3/8
JIS B0 1030 x 1456 40 9/16 x 57 5/16 JIS B0 nobi* /
Super JIS B0
1118 x 1580 44 x 62 1/4
JIS B1 728 x 1030 28 11/16 x 40 9/16 JIS B1 extra 754 x 1056 29 11/16 x 41 9/16
JIS B2 515 x 728 20 1/4 x 28 11/16 JIS B2 extra 540 x 754 21 1/4 x 29 11/16
JIS B2 extra 540 x 753 21 1/4 x 29 5/8
JIS B3 364 x 515 14 5/16 x 20 1/4 JIS B3 extra 389 x 540 15 5/16 x 21 1/4
ISO B0 1000 x 1414 39 3/8 x 55 11/16 Super B0 1118 x 1580 44 x 62 1/4
ISO B1 707 x 1000 27 13/16 x 39 3/8 ISO B1 extra 732 x 1026 28 13/16 x 40 3/8
ISO B2 500 x 707 19 11/16 x 27 13/16 ISO B2 extra 525 x 732 20 11/16 x 28 13/16
ISO B3 353 x 500 13 7/8 x 19 11/16 ISO B3 extra 379 x 525 14 15/16 x 20 11/16
* Nobi (literally "stretched, extended") is used generically in Japan to describe oversize sheets,
which accommodate spreads with registration marks. Specific sizes are device dependent.

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Common International Business Card Sizes
Width precedes height; Except where noted, metric measurements
are exact; Except where noted, inch measurements are approximate
(calculated at 25.4 mm = 1 inch and rounded off).
Name MM Inches Usage and Comments
North America
-- 89 x 51 3 1/2 x 2 Inch measurements are exact; Metric
measurements are approximate
United Kingdom and European Union
-- 76 x 45 3 x 1 3/4
-- 78 x 50 3 1/16 x 1 15/16
-- 78 x 60 3 1/16 x 2 3/8
-- 80 x 54 3 1/8 x 2 1/8
-- 83 x 56 3 1/4 x 2 3/16
-- 84 x 59 3 5/16 x 2 5/16
-- 85 x 51 3 3/8 x 2 Popular in the UK
-- 85 x 54 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 "Credit card" size; Virtually identical to the
ISO 7810 standard ID-1; Widely popular
-- 88 x 54 3 1/2 x 2 1/8
-- 89 x 47 3 1/2 x 1 7/8
-- 90 x 50 3 9/16 x 1 15/16
-- 90 x 54 3 9/16 x 2 1/8 Very popular in the UK
-- 90 x 58 3 9/16 x 2 1/4
-- 90 x 60 3 9/16 x 2 3/8
-- 90 x 70 3 9/16 x 2 3/4
-- 95 x 52 3 3/4 x 2
Japan
Kogata 1* 29.0 x 48.5 1 1/8 x 1 7/8 Used as business cards by women in the
mizushoubai entertainment industry
Kogata 2 30.0 x 54.5 1 3/16 x 2 1/8
Kogata 3 35.0 x 60.5 1 3/8 x 2 3/8
Kogata 4 39.0 x 70.0 1 9/16 x 2 3/4
Futsuu 1* 39.5 x 76.0 1 9/16 x 3
Futsuu 2 45.5 x 82.0 1 3/4 x 3 1/4
Futsuu 3 48.5 x 85.0 1 15/16 x 3 5/16 Once widely used by businesswomen, now
avoided by them; Not used by men
Futsuu 4 55.0 x 91.0 2 3/16 x 3 9/16 By far the most popular size for business
cards; Used by both men and women
Futsuu 5 60.5 x 100.0 2 3/8 x 3 15/16
Futsuu 6 70.0 x 115.5 2 3/4 x 4 9/16
Futsuu 7 76.0 x 121.0 3 x 4 3/4
* Kogata is literally "small size"; Futsuu is literally "ordinary [size]." N.B. Although
the dimensions of Japanese business cards are given here in the traditional portrait orien-
tation, these cards are also used in the landscape orientation familiar in the West.

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