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gimpprint-mediasizes - Gimp-Print media sizes  


Gimp-Print supports many different media (paper) sizes. All of the currently supported media sizes are listed below. The default media size is "Letter".  



Common English paper sizes

Media SizeDescriptionCommentx(pt)y(pt)

LetterLetter8.5in x 11in612    792    
LegalLegal8.5in x 14in612    1008    
TabloidTabloid11in x 17in792    1224    
ExecutiveExecutive7.25in x 10.5in522    756    
PostcardPostcard100mm x 147mm283    416    
w216h3603x5216    360    
w288h4324x6288    432    
w324h495Epson 4x6 Photo Paper324    495    
w360h5045x7360    504    
w360h5765x8360    576    
8x108x10576    720    
StatementManual5.5in x 8.5in396    612    
TabloidExtra12x18864    1296    
SuperB13x19936    1368    

Common photographic paper sizes

Media SizeDescriptionCommentx(pt)y(pt)

w576h8648x12Sometimes used for 35 mm576    864    
w792h100811x14792    1008    
w1152h144016x201152    1440    
w1152h172816x2420x24 for 35 mm1152    1728    
w1440h172820x241440    1728    
w1440h216020x3024x30 for 35 mm1440    2160    
w1728h216024x301728    2160    
w1728h259224x36Sometimes used for 35 mm1728    2592    
w2160h288030x402160    2880    

International Paper Sizes (mostly taken from BS4000:1968)

"A" series: Paper and boards, trimmed sizes.

"A" sizes are in the ratio 1 : sqrt(2). A0 has a total area of 1 square metre. Everything is rounded to the nearest millimetre. Thus, A0 is 841mm x 1189mm. Every other A size is obtained by doubling or halving another A size.

Media SizeDescriptionCommentx(pt)y(pt)

w4768h67494A1682mm x 2378mm4768    6749    
w3370h47682A1189mm x 1682mm3370    4768    
A0A0841mm x 1189mm2384    3370    
A1A1594mm x 841mm1684    2384    
A2A2420mm x 594mm1191    1684    
A3A3297mm x 420mm842    1191    
A4A4210mm x 297mm595    842    
A5A5148mm x 210mm420    595    
A6A6105mm x 148mm297    420    
A7A774mm x 105mm210    297    
A8A852mm x 74mm148    210    
A9A937mm x 52mm105    148    
A10A1026mm x 37mm73    105    
Stock sizes for normal trims. Allowance for trim is 3 millimetres.
w2437h3458RA0860mm x 1220mm2437    3458    
w1729h2437RA1610mm x 860mm1729    2437    
w1218h1729RA2430mm x 610mm1218    1729    
w864h1218RA3305mm x 430mm864    1218    
w609h864RA4215mm x 305mm609    864    
Stock sizes for bled work or extra trims.
w2551h3628SRA0900mm x 1280mm2551    3628    
w1814h2551SRA1640mm x 900mm1814    2551    
w1275h1814SRA2450mm x 640mm1275    1814    
w907h1275SRA3320mm x 450mm907    1275    
w637h907SRA4225mm x 320mm637    907    

"B" series: Posters, wall charts and similar items.

Media SizeDescriptionCommentx(pt)y(pt)

w5669h80164B ISO2000mm x 2828mm5669    8016    
w4008h56692B ISO1414mm x 2000mm4008    5669    
ISOB0B0 ISO1000mm x 1414mm2834    4008    
ISOB1B1 ISO707mm x 1000mm2004    2834    
ISOB2B2 ISO500mm x 707mm1417    2004    
ISOB3B3 ISO353mm x 500mm1000    1417    
ISOB4B4 ISO250mm x 353mm708    1000    
ISOB5B5 ISO176mm x 250mm498    708    
ISOB6B6 ISO125mm x 176mm354    498    
ISOB7B7 ISO88mm x 125mm249    354    
ISOB8B8 ISO62mm x 88mm175    249    
ISOB9B9 ISO44mm x 62mm124    175    
ISOB10B10 ISO31mm x 44mm87    124    
B0B0 JIS2919    4127    
B1B1 JIS2063    2919    
B2B2 JIS1459    2063    
B3B3 JIS1029    1459    
B4B4 JIS727    1029    
B5B5 JIS518    727    
B6B6 JIS362    518    
B7B7 JIS257    362    
B8B8 JIS180    257    
B9B9 JIS127    180    
B10B10 JIS90    127    

"C" series: Envelopes or folders suitable for A size stationery.

Media SizeDescriptionCommentx(pt)y(pt)

C0C0917mm x 1297mm2599    3676    
C1C1648mm x 917mm1836    2599    
C2C2458mm x 648mm1298    1836    
C3C3324mm x 458mm918    1298    
C4C4229mm x 324mm649    918    
C5C5162mm x 229mm459    649    
w354h918B6-C4125mm x 324mm354    918    
C6C6114mm x 162mm323    459    
DLDL110mm x 220mm311    623    
w229h459C7-681mm x 162mm229    459    
C7C781mm x 114mm229    323    
C8C857mm x 81mm161    229    
C9C940mm x 57mm113    161    
C10C1028mm x 40mm79    113    

US CAD standard paper sizes

Media SizeDescriptionCommentx(pt)y(pt)

ARCHAArchA9x12in648    864    
ARCHA_transverseArchA transverse12x9in864    648    
ARCHBArchB12x18in864    1296    
ARCHB_transverseArchB transverse18x12in1296    864    
ARCHCArchC18x24in1296    1728    
ARCHC_transverseArchC transverse24x18in1728    1296    
ARCHDArchD24x36in1728    2592    
ARCHD_transverseArchD transverse36x24in2592    1728    
ARCHEArchE36x48in2592    3456    
ARCHE_transverseArchE transverse48x36in3456    2592    


Media SizeDescriptionCommentx(pt)y(pt)

w612h936American foolscap612    936    
w648h936European foolscap648    936    

Sizes for book production

The BPIF and the Publishers Association jointly recommend ten standard metric sizes for case-bound titles as follows:

Media SizeDescriptionCommentx(pt)y(pt)

w535h697Crown Quarto189mm x 246mm535    697    
w569h731Large Crown Quarto201mm x 258mm569    731    
w620h782Demy Quarto219mm x 276mm620    782    
w671h884Royal Quarto237mm x 312mm671    884    
w348h527Crown Octavo123mm x 186mm348    527    
w365h561Large Crown Octavo129mm x 198mm365    561    
w391h612Demy Octavo138mm x 216mm391    612    
w442h663Royal Octavo156mm x 234mm442    663    

Paperback sizes in common usage

Media SizeDescriptionCommentx(pt)y(pt)

w314h504Small paperback111mm x 178mm314    504    
w314h513Penguin small paperback111mm x 181mm314    513    
w365h561Penguin large paperback129mm x 198mm365    561    

Miscellaneous sizes

Media SizeDescriptionCommentx(pt)y(pt)

w283h420Hagaki Card100 x 148 mm283    420    
w420h567Oufuku Card148 x 200 mm420    567    
w340h666Long 3Japanese long envelope #3340    666    
w255h581Long 4Japanese long envelope #4255    581    
w680h941KakuJapanese Kaku envelope #4680    941    
COM10Commercial 10US Commercial 10 env297    684    
w315h414A2 InvitationUS A2 invitation315    414    


Copyright © 2001 Michael Sweet ( and Robert Krawitz (

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This manual page was written by Roger Leigh (  


gimpprint-color(7), gimpprint-dithers(7), gimpprint-imagetypes(7), gimpprint-inktypes(7), gimpprint-mediasources(7), gimpprint-mediatypes(7), gimpprint-models(7), gimpprint-resolutions(7).



Common English paper sizes
Common photographic paper sizes
International Paper Sizes (mostly taken from BS4000:1968)
US CAD standard paper sizes
Sizes for book production
Paperback sizes in common usage
Miscellaneous sizes