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Belonging to the ISO 216 international paper size standard, DIN B1 is a versatile and widely used paper format. With dimensions of 707mm x 1000mm, it offers ample space for various applications, from posters and charts to architectural drawings and technical diagrams.

Interestingly, DIN B1 is part of the larger B series within the ISO standard. This series is characterized by its geometric progression in sizes - each size being half or double that of another. This unique feature allows for easy scaling without distortion or loss of content clarity.

DIN B1 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

Moreover, DIN B1's aspect ratio remains constant regardless of its size. This means that when you fold a sheet in half along its longest side, you'll get two smaller sheets with the same proportions as the original. It's this consistency that makes DIN B1 an ideal choice for designers and printers alike.

In comparison to ANSI standards prevalent in North America, DIN B1 stands out due to its larger dimensions. While ANSI D (559mm x 864mm) comes close, it still falls short of providing the expansive canvas offered by DIN B1.

Whether you're creating large-scale visual displays or detailed technical layouts, DIN B1 provides a reliable and adaptable format that meets diverse needs while maintaining consistent proportions for seamless design integration.

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Interesting facts about DIN B1

1: DIN B1 Paper Size

DIN B1 paper is part of the DIN paper size series, which was developed by the German Institute for Standardization (Deutsches Institut für Normung). It measures 707 mm × 1000 mm or approximately 27.8 inches × 39.4 inches.

2: Proportional Scaling

The DIN paper sizes, including B1, follow a proportional scaling system known as the square root of two (√2). This means that when you fold a sheet in half along its longer side, you get two sheets of the next smaller size with the same aspect ratio.

3: A Popular Poster Size

DIN B1 is commonly used for posters, wall charts, and large format prints due to its generous dimensions. Its size allows for clear visibility from a distance while maintaining a balanced layout.

4: Historical Origins

The DIN paper sizes were first introduced in Germany in the early 20th century to standardize paper formats and simplify printing processes. The goal was to improve efficiency and reduce waste by using standardized sizes across industries.

5: International Adoption

The DIN paper sizes gained international recognition and were adopted by many countries worldwide. Today, they are widely used in Europe and other regions as the preferred standard for various printing applications.

6: A Series of Sizes

The DIN B series consists of several sizes that are all based on the same aspect ratio as B1. For example, folding a B1 sheet in half results in two B2 sheets; folding a B2 sheet yields two B3 sheets, and so on.

7: B1 vs. A1

While DIN B1 is larger than its counterpart, DIN A1, they share the same aspect ratio. This means that a B1 sheet can be easily scaled down to fit an A1 sheet without altering the proportions of the content.

8: Preferred by Architects

DIN B1 paper is often favored by architects and designers for creating detailed architectural plans and technical drawings. Its size provides ample space for intricate designs while maintaining clarity.

9: Folding Possibilities

The large dimensions of DIN B1 paper allow for various folding options, making it versatile for different types of printed materials such as brochures, maps, or menus.

10: Specialized Printing Equipment

Due to its size, printing on DIN B1 paper usually requires specialized equipment such as wide-format printers or plotters. These machines are designed to handle larger sheets and ensure high-quality output.