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Standard International Paper Sizes

The International Organisation for Standardisation series of metric sizes for stationery and printed matter is tabulated.

The A sizes are the principal dimensions. The A0 designation indicates the basic size, and numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 etc., the number of times the A0 size has to be divided to produce them.

Paper Sizes

Finished size including bleed

Paper SizeFinished Sizewith 3mm Bleed
A0841mm x 1189mm847mm x 1195mm
A1594mm x 841mm600mm x 847mm
A2420mm x 594mm426mm x 600mm
A3297mm x 420mm303mm x 426mm
A4210mm x 297mm216mm x 303mm
A5210mm x 148mm216mm x 154mm
DL210mm x 99mm216mm x 105mm
A6148mm x 105mm154mm x 111mm
A7105mm x 74mm11mm x 80mm
BUSINESS CARDS85mm x 55mm91mm x 61mm
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Standard Paper Folds & Envelope Sizes
C3324 x 458mm
C4229 x 324mm
DL110 x 210mm
C5162 x 229mm
C6114 x 162mm
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Paper Weight

What does gsm mean with paper weight?

gsm is the abbreviation for gram per square metre – it is basically the WEIGHT of the paper per square metre. Whilst different stocks have different weights – it is very closely aligned with paper thickness

Weight (gsm)Best Uses
80gsmBudget photocopier paper
100gsmBudget letterhead paper
120gsmStandard letterhead paper 
150gsmCommonly used for flyers
170gsmSlightly thicker paper for folded leaflets or flyers
250gsmCard – often used as brochure covers or documents like orders of service
350gsmThick card suitable for Invitations, business cards, postcards or thick brochure covers
450gsmVery thick card used for business cards and postcards

What is a micron?

Another popular term used to measure thickness is micron – most commonly found in printing thicker card, often plastic – like credit card / membership cards

Micron measure the thickness in millimeters, commonly shortened to mm

500 micron is 0.5mm thick

1000 micron is 1mm thick

250gsm card is approximately 300 micron, so is 0.3mm thick