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Belonging to the ISO A series, the Indian paper size is a unique standard that sets it apart in the global stationery market. This format, defined by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), adheres to international norms while catering specifically to India's diverse needs.

The Indian paper size is part of the ISO 216 standard, which is internationally recognized and used across various industries. The dimensions of this paper size are 210 x 297 mm, identical to the A4 size prevalent in most parts of the world. This compatibility with a globally accepted standard ensures its wide acceptance and usability.

India 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

What makes this format intriguing is its aspect ratio. The aspect ratio remains constant even when folded parallel to its shorter sides. This feature allows for seamless scaling between different sizes within the series, providing flexibility and convenience for users.

Furthermore, it's worth noting that despite being part of an international standard series, India has maintained its distinctiveness by adopting a unique naming convention for its paper sizes. Instead of using numeric identifiers like A4 or B5 as seen in other countries, India uses terms such as 'Demy', 'Foolscap', and 'Royal' - adding a touch of cultural richness to an otherwise mundane object.

While conforming to international standards like ISO 216 and ANSI/ASME Y14.1M - Metric Drawing Sheet Size & Format, Indian paper sizes have managed to retain their individuality through unique naming conventions and adaptability features.

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Interesting facts about India

1: India Paper is not actually from India

Contrary to its name, India Paper does not originate from India. It was first produced in Europe during the 18th century and was named after the country due to its association with fine quality paper.

2: It is known for its exceptional thinness

India Paper is renowned for its extreme thinness. It is typically made from highly refined pulp, resulting in a weight of only 20-30 grams per square meter. This makes it significantly thinner than regular printing or writing paper.

3: It has a translucent appearance

Due to its thinness, India Paper often has a semi-translucent appearance when held up to light. This unique characteristic makes it ideal for certain applications such as book pages or illustrations where a delicate and ethereal effect is desired.

4: It resists aging and deterioration

India Paper is known for its excellent archival qualities. Its high-quality composition and manufacturing process make it resistant to yellowing, brittleness, and other forms of deterioration over time. This durability ensures that documents printed on India Paper can be preserved for generations.

5: It was historically used for miniature books

In the past, India Paper was commonly used for producing miniature books due to its thinness and lightweight nature. These tiny books were often prized possessions among collectors and enthusiasts who appreciated their intricate craftsmanship.

6: The production process involves extensive refining

To achieve the desired thinness, India Paper undergoes an intensive refining process during manufacturing. The pulp used in production goes through multiple stages of beating and refining until it reaches the required consistency. This meticulous process contributes to the paper's exceptional quality.

7: It is commonly used for Bible printing

India Paper has been a popular choice for printing Bibles due to its thinness and durability. The reduced weight allows for more compact and portable editions, while the paper's resistance to aging ensures that the text remains legible and intact over time.

8: India Paper is often used for banknotes

The thinness and strength of India Paper make it suitable for producing banknotes in some countries. Its ability to withstand frequent handling, folding, and general wear makes it an ideal material for creating durable currency notes.

9: It is available in both machine-made and handmade varieties

India Paper can be produced using both machine-based manufacturing processes as well as traditional handmade techniques. While machine-made India Paper offers consistency and affordability, handmade versions are highly sought after by collectors due to their unique characteristics and craftsmanship.

10: India Paper is part of a larger family of lightweight papers

India Paper belongs to a broader category of lightweight papers known as "bible papers" or "Bible India." These papers are specifically designed for printing small-sized books or documents where thinness, light weight, and durability are essential factors.