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UK Paper Sizes Guide

UK Paper Sizes Guide

With all the different sizes available, it can sometimes be confusing trying to understand what size paper you need. Our paper sizes are based on the international standard, also known as the ISO 216 standard. From the biggest, A0, to the smallest, A8, the different sizes are designed to fit a range of different purposes. This article will talk you through the exact dimensions of each page size and their recommended use. 


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A0 Paper Size in CM 

A0 sized paper is typically used for technical drawings or postersDue to its size, if you’re looking to print in A0, you should make sure you have the correct resolution and a high-quality camera. A digital camera with good image quality and a resolution of 24 megapixels or more will be capable of printing highquality A0 size pictures. Below is A0 paper’s size in CM and inches.  


A1 Paper Size in CM 

The secondlargest paper size is predominantly used for technical drawings, flipcharts, and postersIts half the size of A0 and is more commonly used. Youll need a 20-megapixel camera to print highquality A1 size pictures. Below is A1’s paper size in CM and inches. 


A2 Paper Size in CM 

A2 is recommended if you’re creating medium size posters, architectural drawings and diagrams. You can create high-quality A2 images using a 16-megapixel digital camera. Folding A2 paper in half will give you A3 size paper. Below is A2’s paper size in CM and inches. 


A3 Paper Size in CM 

Used for drawings, diagrams and large tables, along with A4, A3 paper is one of the most commonly used sizes. A3 paper is also used for double-page spreads of A4. Below is A3 paper’s size in CM and inches.  


A4 Paper Size in CM 

A4 is used as the standard letter size in English speaking countries and is the most commonly used size in the world. It is used for many of the printing, letters, magazines, catalogues, and forms we use in everyday life. Below is A4 paper’s size in CM and inches. 


A5 Paper Size in CM 

Mainly used to create booklets, leaflets, notebooks, and flyers, A5 paper is less commonly found in printers. Below is A5 paper’s size in CM and inches. 


A6 Paper Size in CM 

A6 paper is mainly used for small brochures, greeting cards, programs or flyers. Its wider uses include small pocketbooks, library microfiches and toilet paper. You will very rarely find A6 paper sizes in printing, unless done by professionals who print on large sheets before cutting them individually. Below is A6 paper’s size in CM and inches. 


A7 Paper Size in CM 

This size of paper is too small for written text and is only commonly used in professional printing or for the manufacture of large post-it notes. Eight of them fit on an A4 piece of paper, so they can be used to make up a larger image. Below is A7 paper’s size in CM and inches.  


A8 Paper Size in CM 

A8 is a popular paper size, used as the standard for business cards, bank cards, and driving licenses. You can print 18 A8-sized images on an A4 piece of paper if you’re looking to print multiple A8 cards at a time. Below is A8 paper’s size in CM and inches.  


Understanding the different sizes of paper available and what the best use for them is doesn’t have to be complicated. Our guide can help make sure you have the right size for your needs. If you’re looking to post a letter and are unsure of what envelope you need to fit each paper size, you can find more information here. 

To see our extensive range of paper products in a variety of sizes for your office or everyday needs, browse here today!




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