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1/2 pliego

1/2 pliego

The 1/2 pliego paper size, a unique and versatile format, holds a significant place in the world of print media. Notably, it is not part of any ISO or ANSI series, which typically standardize paper sizes globally. Instead, it originates from the traditional Spanish paper measurement system.

Measuring approximately 70cm x 50cm (27.5 inches x 19.7 inches), the 1/2 pliego offers ample space for various printing needs while maintaining manageability in handling and distribution. Its dimensions make it an ideal choice for medium to large scale print projects such as posters, maps, or architectural plans.

1/2 pliego 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, the term 'pliego' translates to 'fold' in English - a nod to its historical use where larger sheets were often folded down to create smaller formats. The 1/2 pliego represents half of a full pliego sheet - hence its name.

In terms of usage and application versatility, the 1/2 pliego stands out due to its adaptability across different industries and purposes. From marketing collateral like brochures and flyers to technical drawings in engineering or architecture - this paper size can accommodate them all with ease.

The 1/2 pliego is more than just a paper size; it's an embodiment of flexibility and functionality in print media that transcends traditional boundaries set by standardized systems like ISO or ANSI.

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Interesting facts about 1/2 pliego

1. Origin of the Name

The term "pliego" comes from the Spanish word for "sheet." It refers to a specific size of paper that was commonly used in Spain and Latin America.

2. Half the Size

A 1/2 pliego paper is exactly half the size of a full pliego paper. It measures approximately 33 x 50 centimeters (13 x 19.7 inches).

3. Traditional Use

In the past, 1/2 pliego paper was widely used for printing newspapers, books, and other publications in Spanish-speaking countries.

4. Historical Significance

The use of pliego-sized papers dates back to the early days of printing in Europe during the Renaissance period.

5. Standardized Sizes

In Spain, pliego-sized papers were part of a series known as "series de papel." These series included various sizes such as doble folio, folio, media hoja, cuarto de pliego, and octavo de pliego.

6. Global Paper Sizes

The concept of standardized paper sizes originated in Germany with the introduction of DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung) standards in the early 20th century.

7. A Series within a Series

The pliego-sized papers were part of a larger international series called ISO A-series or International Organization for Standardization A-series.

8. Modern Equivalent

In modern times, an equivalent size to 1/2 pliego is known as B3 according to ISO B-series standards.

9. Versatile Usage

1/2 pliego paper is still used today for various purposes such as printing posters, flyers, and other promotional materials.

10. Cultural Significance

The use of pliego-sized papers in Latin America has cultural significance as it represents a historical connection to the region's printing and publishing heritage.