Paper & Board: Sizes

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Paper and Card Sizes

Paper sizes are specific to three groups as determined by the international standards organisation (ISO). These groups are:

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A series

  • A series - the most commonly used size found in schools, business and home.
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B series

  • B series - for larger prints and poster work.
  • This size would be used in professional printing companies or industry.
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C series

  • C series - this is often used for envelopes.
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  • Some paper and card sizes are bigger than paper to aid in mounting.
  • This allows for a natural border to be created.
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  • Paper also comes in rolls which can be cut down or used on large format printers.
  • Again, these papers have varying thicknesses and finishes to aid the company in producing its product.
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  • Paper and cards can be produced in a variety of colours, this can aid presentation and offer schools an option of creating dynamic and eye-catching displays.

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