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ISO 7810 ID-1

ISO 7810 ID-1

ISO 7810 ID-1, a standard within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) series, is a globally recognized paper size. This format, measuring 85.60 mm by 53.98 mm, is part of the ISO/IEC 7810 specification that defines three formats: ID-1, ID-2 and ID-3.

The ISO 7810 ID-1 size is notably used for banking cards such as credit and debit cards, as well as other similar items like driver's licenses and membership cards. Its dimensions are designed to fit perfectly into a wallet or purse for easy storage and accessibility.

ISO 7810 ID-1 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 enough, this specific format has been adopted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in their ANSI/INCITS 79 series of standards. This adoption signifies its universal acceptance across different regions and industries.

One fascinating aspect of ISO 7810 ID-1 is its aspect ratio which remains constant even when scaled up or down. This means that whether you're dealing with a small business card or a larger document, the proportions remain consistent - an essential feature in maintaining visual harmony across various print materials.

ISO 7810 ID-1 represents more than just a paper size; it's an international standard that ensures consistency in our everyday transactions - from making purchases with credit cards to presenting identification documents.

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Interesting facts about ISO 7810 ID-1

1: The Standard Size

The ISO 7810 ID-1 paper is commonly known as the standard size for identification cards. It measures 85.60 mm × 53.98 mm (3.370 in × 2.125 in) and has a thickness of approximately 0.76 mm (0.030 in).

2: Credit Card Similarity

The dimensions of the ISO 7810 ID-1 paper are very similar to those of credit cards, making it convenient for carrying in wallets and cardholders.

3: Global Acceptance

The ISO 7810 ID-1 paper size is recognized and accepted worldwide as the standard for identification cards, including driver's licenses, national identity cards, and employee badges.

4: Durability Requirements

To meet durability requirements, the ISO specifies that ID-1 cards must withstand bending tests without breaking or showing any significant damage.

5: Compatibility with Printers

The ISO standard ensures that printers are designed to accommodate the dimensions of ID-1 paper, allowing for easy printing and customization of identification cards.

6: Water Resistance

In some cases, ID-1 papers are made water-resistant by adding a protective layer or using synthetic materials during production to prevent damage caused by exposure to moisture.

7: Security Features Integration

ID-1 papers often include security features such as holograms, UV printing, microprinting, or embedded chips to enhance card authenticity and prevent counterfeiting.

8: Environmental Considerations

To reduce environmental impact, ID-1 papers are increasingly being produced using recycled materials or from sustainable sources, aligning with global efforts towards eco-friendly practices.

9: Multiple Card Types

The ISO 7810 ID-1 paper size is not limited to identification cards alone. It is also used for various other purposes like membership cards, library cards, access control cards, and more.

10: Historical Evolution

The ISO 7810 ID-1 paper size evolved from the French "Carte de Visite" format introduced in the mid-19th century for visiting cards. Over time, it became standardized and adopted globally.