All about the paper sizes that we offer.

Here we will try and provide you with more information and advice regarding the most common paper sizes that we offer. Ensuring that we help you choose the right sized paper for your print order.

Common paper sizes explained.

Whilst we can and do handle many other paper sizes not available on our website, typically most of the sizes available on our site are pretty standard. That being said we know that it can be confusing for someone who is does not know so let us help explain.

Through out the site we use as is standard in the UK, the ISO 216 standard. Don’t worry we will make this easy for you below, we will put them in order of the biggest size first working towards the smallest size we offer online. We will highlight some of the common uses of each paper size for different marketing campaigns.

Ok so lets begin.

A0 Paper Size

This is the largest A paper size which we offer and measures a finished size of 841mm x 1189mm. Being the largest size available we typically see this product used for wide format or large format printing where the idea is to be seen from a distance. We offer A0 printed posters, display boards & signs for this very reason. To put this size in context this is 16 times the size of a standard A4 piece of paper, a size we are all familiar with.

A1 Paper Size

This is the second largest A size which we offer and measures a finished size of 594mm x 841mm. Being one of the largest sizes available we typically see this product used for wide format or large format printing where the idea is to be seen from a distance. We offer A1 printed posters, display boards & signs for this very reason. To put this size in context this is 8 times the size of a standard A4 piece of paper, a size we are all familiar with.

A2 Paper Size

This is the the third largest A paper size which we offer and measures a finished size of 420mm x 594mm. Not a huge size but still one of the largest sizes available we typically see this product the same as A0 and A1 being used for wide format or large format printing where the idea is to be seen from a distance. We offer A2 printed posters, display boards & signs for this very reason. To put this size in context this is 4 times the size of a standard A4 piece of paper, a size we are all familiar with.

Now we are entering an area most people will be able to relate to a lot easier as some of the sizes below are the most common that we all can relate to as we see them all daily.

A3 Paper Size

An A3 piece of paper is twice the size of a standard A4 paper size. Measuring  a comfortable 297mm x 420m. While not excessively large this change in size opens this side up to a whole range of uses. Thats not to say that they can’t be used as A3 posters they can, and we do offer printed display boards in the size too. With the advancement of technology people have been able to afford an A3 printer within their own home. This size is and has been for many years a staple size for the food industry, perfect for takeways to print all of the menu choices in an excellent layout prompting us to order.

A4 Paper Size

An A4 piece of paper is the most common paper size that we can all relate too! When we go to the supermarket and buy that pack of paper for our home printers this is typically the size available. Measuring 210mm x 297mm, we typically receive letters, bank statements or bills in this format. Thats not to say that that this is all this size is for, oh no. The A4 paper size has a whole range of uses and we suppose that this is due to not only its size but also to the fact that in relation to us holding it in our hands it seems to the perfect size for a wide range of uses.

As we previously mentioned letters or printed Letterheads. Brochures or booklets are also great in this size too allowing for the perfect balance between imagery and text, grouping several A4’s together can help create the perfect presentation booklet.

As a single sheet a printed A4 paper size can also be used as a perfect leaflet or menu handout, or folded leaflet.

210mm Square Paper Size

Whilst not as standard or as popular size as an A4, this size is relatively simple to explain, a square size of 210mm x 210mm. This size is becoming seen more and more and has a wide range of uses! We have and do print many items in this size including Brochures and leaflets, there size helps businesses cut through the competition due to the ability to stand out in the crowd. We sometimes refer to these as A5 Square in size as they take the longest edge available on an A5.

A5 Paper Size

An A5 paper size measures 148mm x 210mm, and is half the size of a traditional A4 piece of paper. This too will be as easy size to relate too! We will all at some time or other been passed a leaflet or flyer of this size in the street or had some posted through our door. Their smaller size allows for a great balance between too much and just the right amount of information. You could almost think of these as the goldilocks size when it comes to leaflet printing. Used around the world for advertising a wide range of businesses from beauty salons, mechanics and plumbers alike.

148mm Square Paper Size

Whilst not as standard or as popular size as an A5, this size is relatively simple to explain, a square size of 148mm x 148mm. This size is becoming seen more and more and has a wide range of uses! We have and do print many items in this size including Invitations and flyers, there size helps businesses cut through the competition due to the ability to stand out against all the other noise. We sometimes refer to these as A6 Square as we use the measurement from the longest edge on our A6 paper size.

A6 Paper Size

A quarter of the size of a standard A4 and measuring 105mm x 148mm these are the smallest size we offer online. To put their size into relation to a real world product something that we can all relate too, a postcard. Thats right a typical postcard is this size it offers a moderate size for information and imagery, nothing too over the top, maybe highlighting that one call to action whether that be a new product or service.

How we measure our paper sizes.

In all of the paper sizes outlined above we measure using the following technique. All sizes are based upon a portrait orientation. With the paper laid out this way we measure along and then up. A simple way to remember this is to go along the corridor and up the stairs, no we didn’t come up with this but its something that stuck!