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DIN Lang

DIN Lang

Recognized as a standard paper size under the ISO 216 series, DIN Lang is a unique format that holds its own in the realm of print and design. This format, with dimensions of 99mm x 210mm, is specifically designed to fit into a C5 envelope when folded in half or a C4 envelope when unfolded. Its strategic sizing makes it an ideal choice for direct mail campaigns, brochures, and other marketing materials.

DIN Lang's aspect ratio of 1:2.11 sets it apart from other formats in the ISO series. This elongated shape provides ample space for content while maintaining an elegant and streamlined appearance. It's this distinctive form factor that allows DIN Lang to stand out amidst the more common A4 or A5 sizes.

DIN Lang 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, despite its German origin - 'DIN' stands for 'Deutsches Institut für Normung', which translates to 'German Institute for Standardization' - DIN Lang has gained widespread acceptance across Europe and beyond. Its popularity can be attributed not only to its practicality but also to its versatility in accommodating various types of content layouts.

In terms of printing efficiency, DIN Lang scores high marks as well. Given that it fits perfectly on an A4 sheet with minimal wastage during cutting, it contributes significantly towards reducing paper waste – a crucial factor considering today’s growing environmental concerns.

DIN Lang is more than just another paper size; it's a strategic tool for effective communication and sustainable printing practices.

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Interesting facts about DIN Lang

The Origins of DIN Lang Paper

DIN Lang paper is part of the DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung) series, which was established in Germany in 1922. The term "Lang" means long in German, referring to the elongated shape of this paper size.

Standardized Dimensions

DIN Lang paper has a standardized dimension of 105 x 210 mm (4.13 x 8.27 inches). It is one-third the size of an A4 sheet and one-sixth the size of an A3 sheet.

Common Usage

DIN Lang paper is commonly used for various purposes such as envelopes, flyers, brochures, and greeting cards. Its elongated shape provides a unique and elegant presentation for these materials.

International Recognition

The DIN series, including DIN Lang paper, gained international recognition due to its efficient and practical dimensions. It has become widely adopted across Europe and other parts of the world.

Alternative Names

In addition to being called DIN Lang, this paper size is also known by other names such as DL or C6/5. These alternative names are often used interchangeably depending on regional preferences or specific industry standards.

Fits Standard Envelopes

DIN Lang paper fits perfectly into standard DL envelopes without any need for folding or trimming. This makes it convenient for creating professional-looking correspondence or marketing materials that can be easily mailed.

Eco-Friendly Option

DIN Lang paper's smaller dimensions make it an eco-friendly choice as it requires less material compared to larger sizes. This reduces waste during production and transportation while still providing ample space for content creation.

Popular in Direct Mail Marketing

DIN Lang paper is often favored by businesses for direct mail marketing campaigns. Its elongated shape allows for eye-catching designs and concise messaging, making it an effective tool for grabbing recipients' attention.

Compatible with Digital Printing

DIN Lang paper is compatible with various digital printing technologies, including laser and inkjet printers. This makes it easy to produce high-quality prints on demand, whether for personal or professional use.

A Versatile Choice

Due to its unique dimensions, DIN Lang paper offers versatility in design and layout options. It can be used horizontally or vertically, allowing for creative flexibility when designing printed materials.