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Belonging to the ISO 216 standard, P5 is a unique paper size that holds its own significance. This format, measuring 140mm x 200mm, is part of the P series which is often overlooked in favor of the more commonly used A and B series.

The P5 size finds its niche in specific applications where traditional sizes may not suffice. It's an optimal choice for creating booklets, flyers, or brochures that require a compact yet spacious canvas. The dimensions offer ample room for impactful visuals and compelling copy without overwhelming the reader.

P5 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 standard to which P5 belongs has been adopted by all countries except Canada and the United States. This international acceptance underscores its versatility across diverse markets and cultures.

Despite being less popular than its A-series counterparts like A4 or A3, P5 offers a unique advantage - it provides an unconventional format that can help your printed materials stand out amidst a sea of standard-sized documents.

While it may not be your first thought when considering paper sizes for your next project, don't discount what P5 brings to the table. Its distinctive dimensions could be just what you need to make an unforgettable impression on your audience.

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Interesting facts about P5

P5 Paper: Weird and Interesting Facts

1. Origin of the Name: P5 paper gets its name from the fact that it is part of the P series paper sizes, which were introduced by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) in 1975.

2. Unique Size: P5 paper measures 560 mm × 780 mm, making it larger than standard A4 or letter-sized paper but smaller than A3 or ledger-sized paper.

3. Limited Usage: P5 paper is not commonly used in everyday printing tasks but finds its application in specialized fields such as architectural drawings, engineering designs, and technical illustrations.

4. Compatibility with Other Sizes: The dimensions of P5 paper allow it to be easily scaled down to fit smaller sizes like A4 or A3 without any significant loss of detail.

5. International Standardization: The ISO standard for the P series papers ensures that they can be easily interchanged between different countries and industries, promoting global compatibility and ease of communication.

6. Historical Evolution: The concept of standardized paper sizes originated in Germany during the early 20th century with the introduction of DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung) standards, which later influenced ISO's development of the P series papers.

7. Wide Range of Sizes: The P series includes a total of ten different sizes ranging from P1 (largest) to P10 (smallest), each having a specific aspect ratio and dimensions based on mathematical calculations.

8. Similarity to B Series Paper: The dimensions of P5 paper are identical to those of B5 size, which is commonly used in Japan for books and magazines but differs from it in terms of aspect ratio and intended usage.

9. Environmental Considerations: P5 paper, like other ISO standard papers, is designed to minimize waste and optimize printing efficiency by utilizing the available space effectively.

10. Global Adoption: While the P series papers are not as widely recognized as the A series (e.g., A4 or A3), they are still used in various countries worldwide, particularly in technical and design-oriented industries.