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Expanded Tables of North American
and UK/EU Paper Sizes

With Metric and Inch Equivalents

To ensure accurate, economical printing when publications designed or typeset in one country are printed in a second country, it is necessary to know the standard paper sizes used in the second country. Because designers and publishers often do not have ready access to this information, EDS Inc., Editorial & Design Services, has published this expanded guide for those who need more comprehensive information than that recorded in the concise Guide to International Paper Sizes. For office and business papers, see Desktop/Office Printer, Business & Imposetter/Large-Format Papers. Please see International Paper Sizes for additional information of interest to transnational publishers.

Note that ISO (International Organization for Standardization) paper sizes are the official international metric sizes; however, Japan uses JIS (Japan Industrial Standard) and metricated traditional paper sizes. For information on printing papers in Japan, please see Japanese Papers for Printing.

ISO Paper/Trim Sizes
(metric measurements & inch equivalents)
ISO Press-Sheet Sizes
(metric measurements & inch equivalents)
Metricated Traditional Book Trim
Sizes Used in the UK and the EU

(metric measurements & inch equivalents)
Metricated Traditional Press-Sheet
Sizes Used in the UK and the EU

(metric measurements & inch equivalents)
Nonmetric Traditional Book Trim
Sizes Used in North America

(inch measurements & metric equivalents)
Nonmetric Press-Sheet Sizes
Used in North America

(inch measurements & metric equivalents)

ISO Paper/Trim Sizes
Width precedes height; Press-sheet sizes accommodate 3 mm (1/8")
head, foot, and fore-edge trim margins; Metric measurements are exact;
Inch measurements are approximate (calculated at 25.4 mm = 1 inch
and rounded off). ISO A series papers were intended for general
printing (such as publications and stationery); B series papers were
intended for posters, wall charts, fine-art reproductions, and the like;
C series papers were intended for envelopes but are also used for
folders and postcards. (For information on C series envelopes,
please see International Envelope Sizes.)
Name MM Inches Name MM Inches
ISO A Series ISO B Series
4A 1682 x 2378 66 1/4 x 93 5/8 4B 2000 x 2828 78 3/4 x 111 5/16
2A 1189 x 1682 46 13/16 x 66 1/4 2B 1414 x 2000 55 11/16 x 78 3/4
A0 841 x 1189 33 1/8 x 46 13/16 B0 1000 x 1414 39 3/8 x 55 11/16
A1 594 x 841 23 3/8 x 33 1/8 B1 707 x 1000 27 13/16 x 39 3/8
A2 420 x 594 16 1/2 x 23 3/8 B2 500 x 707 19 11/16 x 27 13/16
A3 297 x 420 11 11/16 x 16 1/2 B3 353 x 500 13 7/8 x 19 11/16
A4 210 x 297 8 1/4 x 11 11/16 B4 250 x 353 9 13/16 x 13 7/8
A5 148 x 210 5 13/16 x 8 1/4 B5* 176 x 250 6 15/16 x 9 13/16
A6 105 x 148 4 1/8 x 5 13/16 B6 125 x 176 4 15/16 x 6 15/16
A7 74 x 105 2 15/16 x 4 1/8 B7 88 x 125 3 7/16 x 4 15/16
A8 52 x 74 2 1/16 x 2 15/16 B8 62 x 88 2 7/16 x 3 7/16
A9 37 x 52 1 7/16 x 2 1/16 B9 44 x 62 1 3/4 x 2 7/16
A10 26 x 37 1 x 1 7/16 B10 31 x 44 1 1/4 x 1 3/4
* A variant of B5, trimmed to 173 mm x 246 mm (6 13/16" x 9 11/16"), is popular in
the UK and the EU for scientific and scholarly journals.
ISO C Series
C0 917 x 1297 36 1/8 x 51 1/16
C1 648 x 917 25 1/2 x 36 1/8 C6 114 x 162 4 1/2 x 6 3/8
C2 458 x 648 18 x 25 1/2 C7 81 x 114 3 3/16 x 4 1/2
C3 324 x 458 12 3/4 x 18 C8 57 x 81 2 1/4 x 3 3/16
C4 229 x 324 9 x 12 3/4 C9 40 x 57 1 9/16 x 2 1/4
C5 162 x 229 6 3/8 x 9 C10 28 x 40 1 1/8 x 1 9/16

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Metricated Traditional Book Trim
Sizes Used in the UK and the EU

Width precedes height; Press-sheet sizes accommodate 3 mm
(1/8") head, foot, and fore-edge trim margins; Metric/inch
equivalents are calculated at 25.4 mm = 1 inch.
Name MM Inches Name MM Inches
Metric Sizes
Metric measurements are exact; Inch measurements are approximate.
Metric Crown
quarto 189 x 246 7 7/16 x 9 11/16 octavo 123 x 186 4 13/16 x 7 5/16
Metric Large Crown
quarto 201 x 258 7 7/8 x 10 3/16 octavo 129 x 198 5 1/16 x 7 13/16
Metric Demy
quarto 219 x 276 8 5/8 x 10 7/8 octavo 138 x 216 5 7/16 x 8 1/2
Metric Royal
quarto 237 x 312 9 5/16 x 12 1/4 octavo 156 x 234 6 1/8 x 9 3/16
Metric Paperback Formats
A format* 111 x 178 4 3/8 x 7 B format 129 x 198 5 1/16 x 7 13/16
* British Standard 1413 (1970) specified two paperback formats, one the size of
the present A format and one measuring 111 mm x 181 mm (4 3/8" x 7 1/8").
Imperial Sizes
Metric measurements are approximate; Inch measurements are exact.
Crown
quarto 187 x 248 7 3/8 x 9 3/4 octavo 124 x 184 4 7/8 x 7 1/4
Large Crown
quarto 200 x 260 7 7/8 x 10 1/4 octavo 130 x 197 5 1/8 x 7 3/4
Demy
quarto 219 x 279 8 5/8 x 11 octavo 140 x 216 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Royal
quarto 251 x 311 9 7/8 x 12 1/4 octavo 156 x 248 6 1/8 x 9 3/4
Foolscap
quarto 168 x 210 6 5/8 x 8 1/4 octavo 105 x 165 4 1/8 x 6 1/2
Large Post
quarto 206 x 260 8 1/8 x 10 1/4 octavo 130 x 203 5 1/8 x 8
Medium
quarto 225 x 286 8 7/8 x 11 1/4 octavo 143 x 222 5 5/8 x 8 3/4
Imperial
quarto 276 x 375 10 7/8 x 14 3/4 octavo 187 x 273 7 3/8 x 10 3/4

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Nonmetric Traditional Book Trim
Sizes Used in North America

Width precedes height; Press-sheet sizes accommodate 1/8" (3 mm)
head, foot, and fore-edge trim margins; Inch measurements
are exact; Metric measurements are approximate (calcu-
lated at 1 inch = 25.4 mm and rounded off).
Inches MM Inches MM Inches MM
3 x 6 76 x 152 5 x 7 127 x 178 7 x 9 178 x 229
3 1/2 x 6 1/4 89 x 159 5 x 7 3/8 127 x 187 7 x 9 1/4 178 x 235
3 1/2 x 6 1/2 89 x 165 5 x 7 1/2 127 x 190 7 x 10 178 x 254
3 3/4 x 6 7/8 95 x 175 5 x 8 127 x 203 7 3/8 x 9 1/4 187 x 235
5 1/4 x 7 5/8 133 x 194 7 1/2 x 8 3/8 190 x 213
4 x 5 1/2 102 x 140 5 1/4 x 8 133 x 203 7 1/2 x 9 1/8 190 x 232
4 x 6 102 x 152 5 1/4 x 8 3/8 133 x 213 7 1/2 x 10 190 x 254
4 x 9 102 x 229 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 133 x 216 7 3/4 x 10 5/8 197 x 270
4 1/4 x 5 3/8 108 x 137 5 3/8 x 8 137 x 203
4 1/4 x 7 108 x 178 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 137 x 213 8 x 10 203 x 254
4 1/4 x 7 1/4 108 x 184 5 1/2 x 7 140 x 178 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 210 x 267
4 1/2 x 6 114 x 152 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 140 x 190 8 1/4 x 10 7/8 210 x 276
4 3/4 x 6 1/4 121 x 159 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 140 x 210 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 210 x 298
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 140 x 216 8 1/4 x 11 7/8 210 x 302
5 5/8 x 8 3/8 143 x 213 8 1/2 x 11 216 x 279
5 3/4 x 8 5/8 146 x 219 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 222 x 292
5 7/8 x 8 1/4 149 x 210
5 7/8 x 8 3/4 149 x 222 9 x 10 7/8 229 x 276
9 x 12 229 x 305
6 x 8 7/8 152 x 225 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 235 x 311
6 x 9 152 x 229
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 156 x 235 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 260 x 260
6 1/4 x 9 1/4 159 x 235 10 1/4 x 10 1/2 260 x 266
6 1/4 x 9 3/8 159 x 238 10 3/4 x 14 273 x 356
6 1/2 x 9 1/4 165 x 235
6 1/2 x 9 3/4 165 x 248 11 1/4 x 11 1/4 286 x 286
6 3/4 x 9 7/8 171 x 251
6 3/4 x 9 15/16 171 x 252 12 x 18 305 x 457

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ISO Press-Sheet Sizes
Width precedes height; Metric measurements are exact;
Inch measurements are approximate (calculated at
25.4 mm = 1 inch and rounded off).
RA Sizes, for work without bleeds,
allow 3 mm (1/8") head, foot,
and fore-edge trim margins
SRA Sizes, for work with bleeds,
allow 3 mm (1/8") head and foot and
6 mm (1/4") fore-edge trim margins
Name MM Inches Name MM Inches
RA0 860 x 1220 33 7/8 x 48 SRA0 900 x 1280 35 7/16 x 50 3/8
RA1 610 x 860 24 x 33 7/8 SRA1 640 x 900 25 3/16 x 35 7/16
RA2 430 x 610 16 15/16 x 24 SRA2 450 x 640 17 11/16 x 25 3/16
RA3 305 x 430 12 x 16 15/16 SRA3 320 x 450 12 5/8 x 17 11/16
RA4 215 x 305 8 7/16 x 12 SRA4 225 x 320 8 7/8 x 12 5/8

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Metricated Traditional Press-Sheet
Sizes Used in the UK and the EU

Width precedes height; Sheet (quad) sizes allow 3 mm (1/8") head,
foot, and fore-edge trim margins; Metric/inch equivalents
are calculated at 25.4 mm = 1 inch.
Name MM Inches Name MM Inches
Metric Sizes
Metric measurements are exact; Inch measurements are approximate.
Metric Crown 770 x 1010 30 5/16 x 39 3/4 Metric Demy 890 x 1130 35 x 44 1/2
Metric
Large Crown
820 x 1060 32 1/4 x 41 3/4 Metric Royal 960 x 1270 37 3/4 x 50
Imperial Sizes
Metric measurements are approximate; Inch measurements are exact.
Crown 762 x 1016 30 x 40 Foolscap 686 x 864 27 x 34
Large Crown 813 x 1067 32 x 42 Large Post 838 x 1067 33 x 42
Demy 889 x 1143 35 x 45 Medium 914 x 1168 36 x 46
Royal 1016 x 1270 40 x 50 Imperial 1118 x 1524 44 x 60

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Nonmetric Press-Sheet Sizes
Used in North America

Width precedes height; Sheet sizes allow 1/8" (3 mm)
head, foot, and fore-edge trim margins; Inch measurements
are exact; Metric measurements are approximate (calcu-
lated at 1 inch = 25.4 mm and rounded off).
Inches MM Inches MM Inches MM
17 x 22 432 x 559 26 x 34 660 x 864 38 x 50 965 x 1270
17 x 28 432 x 711 26 x 40 660 x 1016 38 x 52 965 x 1321
17 1/2 x 22 1/2 444 x 571 26 x 48 660 x 1219 38 x 57 965 x 1448
19 x 24 483 x 610 28 x 34 711 x 864 38 5/8 x 61 981 x 1549
19 x 25 483 x 635 28 x 42 711 x 1067 41 x 54 1041 x 1372
20 x 26 508 x 660 28 x 44 711 x 1118 41 x 61 1041 x 1549
21 x 32 533 x 813 30 x 44 762 x 1118 42 x 58 1067 x 1473
22 x 24 559 x 610 30 1/2 x 41 775 x 1041 44 x 64 1118 x 1626
22 x 34 559 x 864 32 x 44 813 x 1118 44 x 66 1118 x 1676
22 1/2 x 35 571 x 889 34 x 44 864 x 1118 45 x 67 1143 x 1702
23 x 29 584 x 737 35 x 45 889 x 1143 45 x 68 1143 x 1727
23 x 35 584 x 889 35 x 46 889 x 1168 46 x 69 1168 x 1753
24 x 36 610 x 914 36 x 47 914 x 1194 49 x 74 1245 x 1880
24 x 38 610 x 965 36 x 48 914 x 1219 50 x 76 1270 x 1930
25 x 38 635 x 965 36 x 52 914 x 1321 52 x 76 1321 x 1930
25 1/2 x 30 1/2 648 x 775 37 x 49 940 x 1245 54 x 77 1372 x 1956

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