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B Series



Belonging to the ISO 216 series, B2 is a distinctive paper size that holds its own unique place in the world of print and design. With dimensions measuring 500 x 707 millimeters or 19.7 x 27.8 inches, it offers an expansive canvas for creative expression.

As part of the B series in the ISO classification, B2 is larger than A series counterparts but smaller than C series envelopes designed for them. This strategic sizing allows it to accommodate A sizes while fitting snugly into C sizes, demonstrating a thoughtful approach to standardization.

B2 paper dimensions


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2A046.81 x 66.221189 x 1682119 x 1683370 x 4768
A120.51 x 0.7113 x 181 x 237 x 51
4A066.22 x 93.621682 x 2378168 x 2384768 x 6741
A110.71 x 1.0218 x 262 x 351 x 74
A101.02 x 1.4626 x 373 x 474 x 105
A3+12.95 x 19.02329 x 48333 x 48933 x 1369
A1+23.98 x 35.98609 x 91461 x 911726 x 2591
A0+35.98 x 50.87914 x 129291 x 1292591 x 3662
A64.13 x 5.83105 x 14811 x 15298 x 420
A55.83 x 8.27148 x 21015 x 21420 x 595
A48.27 x 11.69210 x 29721 x 30595 x 842
A311.69 x 16.54297 x 42030 x 42842 x 1191
A91.46 x 2.0537 x 524 x 5105 x 147
A216.54 x 23.39420 x 59442 x 591191 x 1684
A82.05 x 2.9152 x 745 x 7147 x 210
A123.39 x 33.11594 x 84159 x 841684 x 2384
A72.91 x 4.1374 x 1057 x 11210 x 298
A033.11 x 46.81841 x 118984 x 1192384 x 3370

The B2 size is often employed in poster printing and other large format applications due to its generous dimensions. It provides ample space for impactful visuals and compelling copy, making it a popular choice among marketers seeking to capture attention and evoke emotion.

Interestingly, the aspect ratio of B2 remains constant even when folded or cut down its length or width - a characteristic feature of ISO 216 paper sizes. This ensures consistency in layout and design across different formats, offering designers flexibility without compromising on uniformity.

In comparison with ANSI standards prevalent in North America, B2 aligns closely with ‘C’ size (17 x 22 inches), albeit slightly larger. This subtle difference can be leveraged by savvy designers to create standout pieces that break away from conventional norms.

B2's unique blend of size and versatility makes it an invaluable tool in any designer's arsenal - one that can be harnessed effectively to create powerful visual narratives that resonate with audiences.

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Interesting facts about B2

1: B2 Paper Size

B2 paper is part of the ISO 216 standard, which defines the sizes of paper used globally. It measures 500mm x 707mm or approximately 19.7 inches x 27.8 inches.

2: Origin of B Series

The B series of paper sizes was introduced in Germany in the early 20th century as an alternative to the A series. The B sizes are based on geometric progression, with each size having a width-to-height ratio of √2.

3: Enlargement from A3

B2 paper is obtained by doubling the dimensions of A3 paper. When you fold an A3 sheet in half along its longest side, you get a B3 size, and folding it again gives you a B2 size.

4: Commonly Used for Posters

B2 paper is commonly used for printing posters, architectural drawings, and other large format documents that require more space than standard letter or legal-sized papers.

5: Versatile Printing Options

B2 paper can be printed using various printing techniques such as offset lithography, digital printing, and screen printing. Its larger size allows for more detailed designs and vibrant colors.

6: Popular in Japan

In Japan, B2 size is widely used for commercial printing purposes due to its versatility and compatibility with Japanese standard envelope sizes.

7: Folding Possibilities

B2 paper can be folded into smaller sizes while maintaining its aspect ratio. For example, folding it in half gives you two sheets of B3 size, and folding it again creates four sheets of B4 size.

8: Preferred by Artists

Many artists prefer B2 paper for creating large-scale artworks, as its size allows for more freedom and creativity. It provides ample space to express intricate details and bold strokes.

9: Historical Significance

The B series of paper sizes was initially developed to provide a standardized system for technical drawings and blueprints. It aimed to simplify the reproduction process and ensure compatibility across different devices.

10: Global Acceptance

B2 paper is widely accepted in most countries around the world. Its dimensions are recognized by printers, designers, and manufacturers, making it easy to source and work with internationally.