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Paper Size Standards

international paper sizesToday there is one widespread International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard and a local standard used in North America (including letter, legal, ledger, etc.). Paper sizes affect writing paper, stationery, cards and some printed documents, as well as related sizes for envelopes.

The most frequently used paper size globally is A4, which is 210 by 297 millimeters or 8.3 by 11.7 inches. The international paper size standard, ISO 216, is based on the German DIN 476 standard for paper sizes and has been adopted as well as the official United Nations document format. Today the A4 standard letter format has been adopted by all countries in the world except the United States and Canada. In Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile and the Philippines the US letter format (8.5 by 11 inches or 215.9 by 279.4 millimeters)is still in common use, despite their official adoption of the ISO standard.

As an American-based company, xTuple’s print collateral is developed in US letter format and adapted to A4 for our global Partners.

Click on image for a larger comparison view of international paper sizes.

For more detail, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_size.

 

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