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Belonging to the ISO 216 standard, DIN C10 is a unique paper size that holds its own in the world of print and design. This specific format measures 28 x 40 millimeters, making it one of the smallest sizes in the DIN C series. Its compact dimensions make it an ideal choice for applications requiring precision and detail.

The DIN C10 size is part of a broader system established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The ISO 216 standard, which includes both A and B series alongside the C series, is widely recognized and used across numerous countries worldwide. It's worth noting that this system differs from the ANSI series used predominantly in North America.

DIN C10 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 DIN C10, like all sizes within the ISO 216 standard, lies in its aspect ratio. Maintaining a consistent ratio of √2:1 across all dimensions ensures that when you scale up or down between sizes within this system, your content retains its proportions without distortion - a feature highly appreciated by designers and printers alike.

While diminutive in stature compared to other formats within its family like DIN C0 or DIN C1, DIN C10 offers unique advantages due to its precise dimensions and adherence to ISO standards. Whether you're working on intricate design projects or need a standardized format for small-scale prints, consider incorporating this versatile paper size into your toolkit.

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Interesting facts about DIN C10

1: DIN C10 Paper Size

DIN C10 is not a standard paper size. The DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung) paper size series includes sizes from A0 to A10, but C10 is not part of this series.

2: Unique Dimensions

If we assume that you meant to refer to a non-standard size close to DIN C6, which measures 114 × 162 mm, it's worth noting that the dimensions of DIN C10 would be approximately 28.5 × 40.5 mm.

3: Uncommon Usage

DIN C10, if it existed as a standard size, would be extremely small and rarely used for printing purposes. It might find limited applications in specialized industries or for unique purposes like miniature art or tiny notes.

4: Historical Evolution of Paper Sizes

The international standard ISO 216 for paper sizes was based on the German DIN system introduced in the early twentieth century. The DIN system aimed to simplify paper sizes and promote compatibility across different countries.

5: A Series of Proportional Sizes

The ISO A-series paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, etc.) are designed with a consistent aspect ratio of √2 (approximately 1:1.414). This means that when you fold an A-size sheet in half along its longest side, you get two sheets of the next smaller size with the same proportions.

6: Commonly Used Paper Sizes

In most countries using ISO standards, common paper sizes include A3 (297 × 420 mm), A4 (210 × 297 mm), and A5 (148 × 210 mm). These sizes are widely used for printing documents, magazines, and other materials.

7: Envelopes and Paper Sizes

Envelopes are often designed to accommodate specific paper sizes. For example, an envelope suitable for an A4 sheet is typically labeled as C4, while an envelope for an A5 sheet is labeled as C5.

8: The Golden Ratio in Paper Sizes

The aspect ratio of ISO paper sizes approximates the golden ratio (approximately 1:1.618), a mathematical proportion considered aesthetically pleasing. This ratio can be found in various natural and man-made designs.

9: Paper Size Variations Across the Globe

While ISO paper sizes are widely used internationally, some countries still have their own traditional or unique paper size standards. Examples include the American Letter size (8.5 × 11 inches) and the Japanese B-series sizes.

10: Specialty Papers

Beyond standard office papers, there is a wide range of specialty papers available today. These include textured papers, metallic papers, handmade papers, translucent papers, and many more that cater to specific printing needs or artistic preferences.