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The Greenprint guide to paper sizes

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) specifies paper size standard in ISO 216, which is based on the German DIN (Deutsche Industrie Norm) 476 Standard.  These are split in the following categories:

  • A - used for general printing and stationery
  • B - used for posters, wall charts and items larger than the standard A-Sizes
  • C - for envelopes

A-Sizes:

Finished Product Size:

SRA (press-sheet size to fit A-Sizes with bleeds)

RA (press-sheet size to fit A-Sizes with no bleeds)

A0...

841 x 1189mm

 

SRA0...

900 x 1280mm

RA0...

860 x 1220mm

A1...

594 x 841mm

 

SRA1...

640 x 900mm

RA1...

610 x 860mm

A2...

420 x 594mm

 

SRA2...

450 x 640mm

RA2...

430 x 610mm

A3...

297 x 420mm

 

SRA3...

320 x 450mm

RA3...

305 x 430mm

A4...

210 x 297mm

 

SRA4...

225 x 320mm

RA4...

215 x 305mm

A5...

148 x 210mm

 

 

 

 

 

A6...

105 x 148mm

 

 

 

 

 

A7...

74 x 105mm

 

 

 

 

 

B-Sizes:

     Finished Product Size:

       Press-Sheet Size:

B0...

1000 x 1414mm

 

B0...

1020 x 1440mm

 

B1...

707 x 1000mm

 

B1...

720 x 1020mm

 

B2...

500 x   707mm

 

B2...

510 x   720mm

 

B3...

353 x   500mm

 

B3...

360 x   510mm

 

B4...

250 x   353mm

 

B4...

255 x   360mm

 

B5...

176 x   250mm

 

 

 

 

B6...

125 x   176mm

 

 

 

 

B7...

88 x   125mm

 

 

 

 

Envelope Sizes:

For postal purposes the following envelope formats are defined:

Format

Size

Content Format

C6...

114 x 162mm

A4 folded twice = A6

DL...

110 x 220mm

A4 folded twice = 1/3 A4

C6/C5...

114 x 229mm

A4 folded twice = 1/3 A4

C5...

162 x 229mm

A4 folded once = A5

C4...

229 x 324mm

A4

C3...

324 x 458mm

A3

B6...

125 x 176mm

C6 envelope

B5...

176 x 250mm

C5 envelope

B4...

250 x 353mm

C4 envelope

E4...

280 x 400mm

B4