Who Wants the Dimensions of A Paper Sizes?

While researching standard A paper sizes for my latest Spaces for Ideas designs, I stumbled upon this great little site that contains this really clear and awesome diagram of how all the A paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7 etc.) relate to each other and how they came to be.

A Series Paper Sizes Defined

The A series paper sizes are defined in ISO 216 by the following requirements:

* The length divided by the width is 1.4142

* The A0 size has an area of 1 square meter.

* Each subsequent size A(n) is defined as A(n-1) cut in half parallel to its shorter sides.

* The standard length and width of each size is rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Not really industrial design related, but useful information nonetheless as I can’t remember the number of times I had figure out the paper sizes when setting up or sending drawings to the plotter. Don’t forget to copy the image or print it out and stick it somewhere convenient.

Via: Papersizes.org.

1 Comment
  • dlv

    June 21, 2010 at 12:40 am Reply

    excellent ! a nice and clear resource for when our head is blank ! jeje
    thanks for share

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