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Belonging to the ISO 216 series, P2 paper size is a unique and versatile format. This international standard, adopted by most countries worldwide, ensures consistency in the dimensions of paper sizes. The P2 size is part of this global system, offering a distinctive blend of practicality and adaptability.

The dimensions of P2 are 515 x 728 millimeters or 20.28 x 28.66 inches. This makes it an ideal choice for various applications ranging from professional printing projects to large-scale artwork reproductions.

P2 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 fascinating aspect about the ISO series is its aspect ratio - a consistent ratio of width to height that remains constant across all sizes in the series. For P2, like all other sizes in the ISO 216 series, this ratio is √2:1 (approximately 1:1.414). This means when you cut or fold a sheet of P2 paper in half along its longest side, you'll get two sheets with exactly the same proportions as the original.

While not as commonly used as A4 or Letter-sized papers from ANSI series in everyday office scenarios, P2 holds its own significance in specialized fields such as graphic design and professional printing due to its larger dimensions.

Whether you're looking for an expansive canvas for your next art project or need a larger format for professional printing needs - consider leveraging the versatility and international standardization offered by P2 paper size.

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Interesting facts about P2

P2 Paper: Weird and Interesting Facts

1. Origin of the Name: The term "P2" refers to a specific type of paper size in the ISO 216 standard. The "P" stands for "portrait," indicating that the paper is intended for portrait-oriented documents, while the number "2" denotes its size within the series.

2. P2 Dimensions: P2 paper measures 560 mm x 800 mm (22.05 in x 31.50 in), making it larger than standard A4 or letter-sized paper.

3. Common Uses: P2 paper is commonly used for posters, large-scale prints, architectural drawings, and other visual displays that require a larger canvas.

4. ISO 216 Standard: The ISO 216 standard was first introduced in Germany in 1922 and has since become widely adopted worldwide as the basis for defining various paper sizes.

5. Series Relationship: P2 belongs to the B series of paper sizes within the ISO 216 standard, which includes B0 (the largest) down to B10 (the smallest).

6. Scaling Factor: Each step down within the B series halves the dimensions of the previous size while maintaining its aspect ratio. For example, P1 is half the size of P0, and P3 is half the size of P2.

7. International Acceptance: The ISO 216 standard has been adopted by almost all countries globally except for a few exceptions like Canada and some parts of North America where they use different standards such as ANSI/ASME or Canadian CSA Z210.

8. Historical Influence: The concept behind standardized paper sizes can be traced back to ancient China's invention of rectangular sheets during Emperor Huizong's reign (1100-1125 AD).

9. Paper Size Evolution: The ISO 216 standard was developed to provide a more practical and efficient system for paper sizes, replacing the earlier "Foolscap" and "Quarto" systems that varied significantly across different regions.

10. Global Adoption: The ISO 216 standard has greatly facilitated international communication and document exchange, as it allows for easy scaling and compatibility between different paper sizes used in various countries.