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Printer Size Charts

United States Paper Sizes in Inches

Executive7.5 x 10
A (letter)8 1/2 x 11
Legal8.5 x 14
B (ledger)11 x 17
Super A3/B13 x 19
C17 x 22
D22 x 34
E34 x 44
F28 x 40
G11 x (22 1/2 to 90)
H28 x (44 to 143)
J34 x (55 to 176)
K40 x (55 to 143)

Metric Trimmed Paper Sizes

Metric NameMetric Size in mmSize in InchesClosest United States SizeSize in Inches
A853 x 742.07 x 2.91Business card2 x 3 1/2
A774 x 1052.91 x 4.133 x 53 x 5
A6105 x 1484.13 x 5.83Microfiche4.13 x 5.83
A5148 x 2105.83 x 8.275 x 85 x 8
A4210 x 2978.27 x 11.69A8 1/2 x 11
A3297 x 42011.69 x 16.54B11 x 17
A2420 x 59416.54 x 23.39C17 x 22
A1594 x 84123.39 x 33.11D22 x 34
A0841 x 118933.11 x 46.81E34 x 44
2A1189 x 168146.81 x 66.22

Metric Paper Sizes
  • The basic size of metric paper is one square meter, which is the area of an A0 sheet of metric paper. This size, taken along with the aspect ratio, fully determines the size and shape of metric reprographics paper.
  • For a given sheet size, United States paper is a little wider than metric paper in the short dimension, and a little shorter than metric paper in the long dimension.
  • As can be seen, A0 size folded once is A1 size, folded twice is A2 size, folded thrice is A3 size, and folded 4 times is A4 size.
  • Metric paper also has a B series of sizes for posters and wallcharts and a C series of sizes for envelopes.
Application examples

A0, A1technical drawings, posters
A2, A3drawings, diagrams, large tables
A4letters, magazines, forms, catalogs, laser printer and copying machine output
A5note pads
B5, A5, B6, A6books
C4, C5, C6envelopes for A4 letters: unfolded (C4), folded once (C5), folded twice (C6)
B4, A3newspapers, supported by most copying machines in addition to A4
B8, A8playing cards