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As a standard, Australia adheres to the ISO 216 series for paper sizes. This international standard is recognized globally and ensures consistency in the dimensions of paper sheets. The most commonly used size in this series is A4, measuring 210 x 297 millimeters.

The ISO 216 series was adopted by Australia in the early 1970s, replacing the previously used British Imperial sizes. This transition was a significant step towards global standardization and improved compatibility with international documents.

Australia 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

Interestingly, the ISO 216 series follows an aspect ratio of √2:1. This unique feature allows for easy scaling between sizes without distortion or loss of content. For instance, two A5 sheets can be combined to form an A4 sheet without any alteration to their content.

In addition to the ISO series, Australia also recognizes ANSI paper sizes for certain applications such as architectural drawings or large format printing. However, these are less common and primarily used in specific industries.

Understanding these standards is crucial when designing documents for print or digital use in Australia. It ensures that your work will be compatible with local printers and display correctly on Australian devices.

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Interesting facts about Australia

1: Australian Paper Sizes

Australia uses the ISO 216 standard for paper sizes, which includes the popular A series. The most commonly used size is A4 (210 x 297 mm), which is similar to the US Letter size but slightly narrower and taller.

2: Unique Paper Size - Foolscap

In Australia, a unique paper size called Foolscap (203 x 330 mm) was historically used. It derived its name from the watermark of a jester's cap or bells that appeared on this type of paper.

3: Australian Paper Series - D Series

Australia has its own unique paper series known as the D series. This series is larger than the A series and is often used for architectural drawings and plans. The most common size in this series is D1 (594 x 841 mm).

4: Australian Paper Weight Measurement - GSM

In Australia, paper weight is commonly measured using grams per square meter (GSM). This measurement indicates the weight of one square meter of paper. Higher GSM values indicate thicker and heavier papers.

5: Eucalyptus Fiber Content

Australian papers often contain eucalyptus fiber due to the abundance of eucalyptus trees in the country. Eucalyptus fibers provide strength and durability to papers, making them suitable for various applications.

6: Indigenous Art Inspired Papers

Australian papers sometimes feature designs inspired by indigenous art forms. These unique patterns showcase Aboriginal culture and add a distinct touch to printed materials.

7: Recycled Paper Production

Australia has a strong focus on recycling, and the production of recycled paper is significant. Many Australian paper manufacturers actively promote the use of recycled fibers to reduce environmental impact.

8: Sustainable Paper Certification

Australian paper manufacturers often obtain certifications such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). These certifications ensure that the paper comes from responsibly managed forests.

9: Watermark Traditions

In earlier times, Australian papers often featured unique watermarks, such as kangaroos or other native animals. These watermarks added a touch of authenticity and were used as a mark of quality.

10: Paper Industry Contributions

The Australian paper industry plays a vital role in supporting local economies and employment. It contributes significantly to regional development by providing jobs in manufacturing, forestry, and related sectors.