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New Zealand

New Zealand

Belonging to the ISO A series, the New Zealand paper size is a unique standard that sets it apart in the global stationery landscape. This format adheres to the international ISO 216 standard, which is based on an aspect ratio of √2, making it distinctively different from the North American ANSI series.

The New Zealand paper size has a fascinating history. It was adopted as part of a conscious effort to standardize and simplify paper sizes across different industries in New Zealand. This move was not only practical but also economically beneficial as it reduced waste and increased efficiency in printing processes.

New Zealand 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

One intriguing aspect of this paper size is its dimensions. The base A0 size has an area of 1 square meter, with each subsequent size (A1, A2, etc.) being half the area of the previous one when cut parallel to its shorter sides. This systematic approach allows for seamless scaling between sizes without distortion or loss of content proportionality.

In terms of usage, you'll find that this particular format is prevalent across various sectors in New Zealand - from educational institutions and government offices to commercial businesses. Its versatility makes it suitable for a wide range of applications including document printing, poster creation, architectural drawings and more.

The New Zealand paper size stands as a testament to thoughtful design and practical application. It's not just about dimensions; it's about creating harmony between form and function while meeting diverse needs efficiently.

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Interesting facts about New Zealand

1: New Zealand's Paper Sizes

New Zealand uses the ISO paper size system, which is based on the A series. The most commonly used paper size in New Zealand is A4 (210 x 297 mm), followed by A3 (297 x 420 mm) and A5 (148 x 210 mm).

2: Unique Paper Size - Foolscap

In addition to the ISO sizes, New Zealand also has a unique paper size called Foolscap. Foolscap measures approximately 203 x 330 mm and was historically used for legal documents and official correspondence.

3: Recycled Paper Production

New Zealand has a strong focus on sustainability, with a significant portion of its paper production being made from recycled materials. This helps reduce environmental impact and promotes the circular economy.

4: Māori Influence on Paper Design

Māori culture plays an important role in New Zealand's artistic expressions, including paper design. Many papers feature traditional Māori patterns and motifs, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the country.

5: Handmade Papers from Local Fibers

New Zealand is known for its production of handmade papers crafted from local fibers such as flax (harakeke) and kōzo. These unique papers have distinct textures and are often used for specialty printing projects or artistic purposes.

6: Pulp & Paper Mills in New Zealand

New Zealand has several pulp and paper mills scattered across the country. Some notable mills include Tasman Mill in Kawerau, Kinleith Mill near Tokoroa, and Penrose Mill in Auckland.

7: Paper Exports

New Zealand is a significant exporter of paper products, with countries like Australia, China, and the United States being major destinations. The high-quality papers produced in New Zealand are sought after worldwide.

8: Paper Recycling Initiatives

New Zealand has implemented various initiatives to promote paper recycling. These include community recycling programs, educational campaigns, and the establishment of dedicated recycling facilities to minimize waste and encourage sustainable practices.

9: Specialty Papers for Wine Industry

New Zealand produces specialty papers specifically designed for the wine industry. These papers are used for wine bottle labels and packaging materials, ensuring that they meet the industry's unique requirements.

10: Paper Innovations

New Zealand has been at the forefront of paper innovations. Researchers have developed technologies to create waterproof and tear-resistant papers using natural fibers, opening up new possibilities for durable paper products.