Different sizes of paper: What size is this?

Surely you have ever had to print a document or image in a specific size. And at that time we have wondered if our printer could tolerate that size of DIN printing.

DIN stands for Deutches Institut für Normung, which translated means German Institute for Standardization. This entity that emerged in 1917 is responsible for dictating standards or technical standards in Germany. The purpose of these standards is to ensure and guarantee the quality of what is to be standardized, in this case the size of the paper.

Why is DIN A called the paper size?

DIN A measurements are based on a reference format that is A0. The rest of formats and series are always calculated from this one.

In the series A, the paper size of 1m2 is called A0. Subsequent divisions that reduce the surface to almost half, are called A1, A2, A3, A4, etc. What is actually indicating the numbering associated with the letter A is the number of cuts in half from the original sheet.

When a sheet in size A0 (1m2) is cut in half, the shortest side becomes the longest part of the resulting sheet (A1). Therefore, if we cut any sheet of the series to the middle of its longest side, we will always obtain two sheets of the following size, which at the same time perfectly maintain the proportions between the width and the length.

DIN paper size measurements A:

DIN A0 – 841 x 1189 mm

DIN A1 – 594 x 841 mm

DIN A2 – 420 x 594 mm

DIN A3 – 297 x 420 mm

DIN A4 – 210 x 297 mm

DIN A5 – 148 x 210 mm

DIN A6 – 105 x 148 mm

DIN A7 – 74 x 105 mm

DIN A8 – 52 x 74 mm

DIN A9 – 37 x 52 mm

DIN A10 – 26 x 37 mm

It is important to know the size of the paper. In the case of company stationery it is almost necessary and indispensable to have letter paper in A4 format to prepare budgets, reports, press releases, invoices, etc. For notebooks the A4, A5 and A6 sizes are usually the most common.

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