Paper Sizes and Folds – Mrs Nerds Wonder Emporium 

Paper Sizes & Fold Types

Paper sizes are quite a difficult thing to get right in your head. I’ve been designing and printing for 20 years and I still pick up bits of paper to gauge a size. Luckily most papers fit into the ‘A Series’ of size unless you’re in the US where things get a little awkward. A series is simple to get straight in your head, they’re all named with an A in them and are numbered from 0 upwards.

Luckily most papers fit into the ‘A Series’

Starting from A0, A1 is half the size of A0 folded in half along the short edge of the paper. A2 is half of A1 if folded in half along the short edge of the paper. A3 is half of A2 folded in half along the short edge of the paper…you see where it’s going? This makes it very easy to work with because the dimensions are always in the same ratio making it very quick to resize from A3 to A0 or from A0 to A6- the layout stays the same, you’d just adjust little things so they looked right.

Just click on the image and the pdf will download for you.

There’s other ‘none standard’ types used like your photo sizes, business card sizes etc etc but as a rule of thumb, A series sizes are quite straightforward to understand. On each description there’s an image you can enlarge which will show the size in pixels (rather than mm on your screen) but that’s still hard to guage a size from so we’ve also included a ‘pdf’ you can open then print on your printer to get a far better idea of the size. Just click on the image and the pdf will download for you.

We Love Video!

Let's face facts, paper sizes and fold types are uber boring so to try and cheer things up a bit here's another animation to show you things visually. If you need more info just keep scrolling to see the whole list of mechanical sizes and fold types...yaaaaawn.

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A7 Un-Folded

A6 Un-Folded

148mm Un-Folded

A5 Un-Folded

5" x 7" Un-Folded

148mm Long Fold

148mm Short Fold

148mm Tent Fold

A6 Long Fold

A6 Short Fold

A6 Tent Fold

A5 Long Fold

A5 Short Fold

A5 Tent Fold

5" x 7" Long Fold

5" x 7" Short Fold

5" x 7" Tent Fold

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Print Types

We know all the different print types are confusing so here's a video trying to show you visually the differences. Click below to find out more on Paper Sizes and Fold Types all made as interesting as possible.

Paper Types

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