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Belonging to the ISO A series, the Carta paper size is a widely recognized standard. This format, measuring 216 x 279 mm or 8.5 x 11 inches, aligns with the international ISO 216 standard. It's a popular choice for everyday printing needs and professional documents alike.

The Carta size is equivalent to the North American Letter format under the ANSI/ASME Y14.1 standard, making it a versatile option for global communication. Its dimensions are designed to offer an optimal balance between writing space and material usage.

Carta 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, this paper size has its roots in historical traditions where it was derived from the average maximum stretch of an experienced paper maker's arms - a testament to its practical origins.

Whether you're drafting an internal memo or printing an important presentation, choosing Carta ensures compatibility and professionalism in your printed materials.

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Interesting facts about Carta

1: Carta paper is named after the Italian word for "paper"

The term "carta" comes from the Italian language, where it simply means "paper." This name reflects the historical significance of Italy in the development and production of high-quality paper.

2: Carta paper is often made from cotton or linen fibers

To achieve its exceptional durability and longevity, carta paper is commonly crafted using cotton or linen fibers. These natural materials contribute to its strength and resistance to tearing.

3: Carta paper was widely used during the Renaissance

During the Renaissance period, carta paper gained immense popularity due to its superior quality. It became a preferred choice for artists, scholars, and writers who sought a reliable surface for their creative works.

4: The first known watermark on carta paper dates back to 1282

The use of watermarks on carta paper can be traced back to as early as 1282. Watermarks were embedded in the paper during production and served as a mark of authenticity or identification for specific manufacturers or regions.

5: Carta paper played a crucial role in spreading knowledge during the Age of Enlightenment

In the 18th century, carta paper played an essential role in disseminating knowledge during the Age of Enlightenment. Its availability and quality allowed for widespread printing of books, scientific journals, and philosophical treatises that shaped intellectual discourse at that time.

6: The A series international standard sizes originated from German mathematicians in the early 20th century

The A series international standard sizes used today (A0, A1, A2, etc.) were developed by German mathematicians in the early 20th century. These sizes, including A4 which is commonly used for printing and copying, were designed to have a consistent aspect ratio of √2:1.

7: The B series paper sizes are derived from the A series

The B series paper sizes (B0, B1, B2, etc.) were derived from the A series by enlarging each size by one dimension. For example, a B1 sheet is obtained by doubling the width of an A1 sheet while maintaining its height.

8: The C series paper sizes are primarily used for envelopes

The C series paper sizes (C0, C1, C2, etc.) are primarily used for envelopes. They have dimensions that allow easy fitting of an unfolded A or B series sheet. For instance, a C4 envelope can comfortably hold an unfolded A4 sheet.

9: The F series paper sizes are based on the US Government Letter size

The F series paper sizes (F0, F1, F2) were created as an alternative to the US Government Letter size (8.5 x 11 inches). These larger formats were developed to accommodate architectural drawings and other specialized applications.

10: Carta paper has been produced using traditional methods for centuries

Despite advancements in technology and modern production techniques, carta paper continues to be crafted using traditional methods that have been passed down through generations. This dedication to preserving its authenticity contributes to its enduring appeal among artists and connoisseurs of fine stationery.