Different Paper Sizes
Are you pulling your hair out about what is the right paper size to print on? There are a lot of different paper sizes. We understand how confusing that can be. Do you find it difficult to visualise the difference between an A0 paper size and a business card? Don’t worry. We produced an easy peasy downloadable cheat sheet especially for you.
Get Advice from your designer
Often times we don’t think about paper size. It is something that just happens. So when you are working with a graphic designer or printer you may feel we shovel paper size jargon at you presuming you understand. You are not expected to know what is the most suitable size for your work. As designers and printers, we know how to make your print job look professional. Our training allows us to provide you with an expert opinion.
We are all familiar with the standard paper sizes. We are super familiar with the everyday A4 paper. “But what if I want a bigger or smaller size?” you squeal, measuring the imaginary paper size in mid-air. What size is that? This is where we can help.
Standard Paper Sizes
‘A’ Paper Sizes have been the formal standard across Europe since the mid 20th century. Did you know the bigger the number the smaller the page size? A0 is much larger than A4.
It may sound boring to consider what format your work will work best on but it is well worth discussing. Understanding paper sizes open more doors. It creates and inspires new ideas for your design jobs.
Understand the Different Paper Sizes
When considering poster design, A3 paper is a good place to start, while A5 paper or a DL size works well for a flyer.
Designers calculate the best dimensions for the work and transform it into an amazing blow your socks of design piece…if that is what you are craving!
Paper sizes can be confusing, don’t worry, we provide expert advice on which size will work best for your job. The free downloadable cheat sheet on the blog is a handy reference tool. Enjoy!
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