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Belonging to the ISO 216 standard, P8 is a unique paper size that holds its own in the realm of print and design. This format, measuring 62 mm by 88 mm, is part of the international paper size standard that originated in Germany. The ISO 216 series, which includes P8, has been adopted by every country worldwide except for Canada and the United States.

The P8 paper size is intriguingly compact. Its dimensions make it an ideal choice for creating small printed materials such as business cards or ticket stubs. Despite its modest size, it offers ample space for essential information without overwhelming the reader.

P8 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 of P8 and all ISO paper sizes is their aspect ratio. The ratio between width and height remains constant for all sizes within this series - a unique characteristic known as the square root of two (√2) property. This means when you fold or cut a piece of P8 paper in half along its longer side, you'll get two smaller pieces with exactly the same proportions as the original.

In terms of practical applications, P8's compactness makes it highly versatile across various industries. It's commonly used in printing business cards or labels due to its convenient pocket-friendly size. In marketing campaigns where portability matters more than extensive content display, P8 proves to be an effective tool.

While not as widely recognized as A4 or Letter sizes from ANSI series used predominantly in North America, understanding and utilizing lesser-known formats like P8 can give your print materials a distinctive edge over competitors who stick strictly to more conventional sizes.

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Interesting facts about P8

1: P8 Paper Size

P8 paper is a lesser-known paper size that measures approximately 560 mm x 780 mm (22.05 in x 30.71 in). It belongs to the P series of paper sizes, which are used primarily for posters and large format printing.

2: Origin of the P Series

The P series of paper sizes was introduced by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as an extension to the A series. The P sizes were designed to provide a wider range of options for large format printing needs.

3: Relationship with A Series

The dimensions of P8 paper are derived from the A8 size, which is one-eighth the size of an A0 sheet. By maintaining this ratio, each subsequent P size is double the area of its predecessor.

4: Common Uses

P8 paper is commonly used for creating large posters, banners, and signage. Its larger dimensions make it suitable for displaying detailed graphics and text at a larger scale.

5: Availability and Customization

P8 paper may not be readily available at all print shops due to its less common usage. However, many professional printers can accommodate custom orders for specific paper sizes like P8.

6: Folding Options

If needed, P8 sheets can be folded into smaller sections without losing their original aspect ratio. This flexibility allows for more versatile usage in various display formats or packaging requirements.

7: Global Variations

The dimensions mentioned here are based on ISO standards; however, different countries may have their own variations or local standards for large format paper sizes.

8: P Series Expansion

The P series extends beyond P8, with larger sizes like P10, P12, and so on. These larger sizes are often used for outdoor advertising or in specialized printing applications.

9: Paper Weight Considerations

P8 paper is available in various weights or thicknesses, allowing users to choose the appropriate weight based on their specific printing requirements and durability needs.

10: Environmental Impact

When selecting paper for large format printing, it is important to consider eco-friendly options. Many printers now offer recycled or sustainably sourced papers that can be used for P8 printing projects.