I was doing some reading, catching up on things, when I ran across a refresher of what paper sizes are and how they have changed. I hear from our ‘care team’ on the phones during the day here at Wide-Format-Paper.com that we get asked for A0 sizes and A1 sizes. Paper is our industry, yet it may not be your main daily thing – so here are some definitions and examples that we have to share:
A series paper sizes with comparison to Letter and Legal size by Bromskloss
Here are some links to his work that gives larger examples of the illustrations above:
Many paper size standards conventions have existed at different times and in different countries. Today there is one widespread international ISO standard (including A4, B3, C4, etc.) and a localized standard used in North America (including letter, legal, ledger, etc.). The paper sizes affect writing paper, stationery, cards, and some printed documents.* The standards also have related sizes for envelopes and Wide Format Paper.
Also to be said that Wide-format paper works together with (contrast to vector-rendering “plotters”) is generally accepted to be paper or media that is compatible what any printer printing width between 17″ and 100″. Papers for Printers over the 100″ mark may be called Super-Wide or Grand format.
Wide format paper and media, used with a wide-format printer or often called a Large-format printer are used to print posters, banners and general signage and in some cases more economical than short-run methods such as screen-printing. ‘Wide format paper’ is generally considered plural. Often, the use a roll of print material rather than individual sheets may incorporate hot-air dryers to prevent prints from sticking to themselves as they are produced.
You can click here and review some of our most popular sizes :
- Ultrabright Bond, 20lb
- Inkjet Paper, 20lb, Bond Paper, Wide Format Rolls
- Presentation Bond, 24lb
- Wide Paper | Cut Sheets | Presentation Paper