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Indian Series

Indian Ledger

Indian Ledger

Indian Ledger, a unique paper size, holds a distinctive place in the world of print media. Unlike standard ISO or ANSI series paper sizes, Indian Ledger stands apart with its unconventional dimensions of 279 x 432mm. This particular size is not part of any international standardization series, making it an intriguing choice for specific applications.

Originating from the Indian subcontinent, this paper size has been traditionally used for maintaining financial records and ledgers. Its larger surface area provides ample space for detailed entries and comprehensive record-keeping. The use of Indian Ledger extends beyond accounting to include art projects and architectural drawings where more expansive canvases are required.

Indian Ledger 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

The adoption of Indian Ledger in various industries underscores its versatility. Despite not being part of any ISO or ANSI series, it has carved out its niche in the global market. Its unique dimensions cater to specific needs that conventional paper sizes may not fulfill.

Indian Ledger is more than just a paper size; it's a testament to how cultural practices can influence practical aspects like stationery design. It serves as an example of how regional preferences can shape global trends and standards.

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Interesting facts about Indian Ledger

1: Indian Ledger paper is not actually from India

Despite its name, Indian Ledger paper does not originate from India. It was first produced in the United States during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

2: Indian Ledger paper was commonly used for record-keeping

Indian Ledger paper gained popularity as it was specifically designed for keeping records, such as financial accounts, inventories, and ledgers. Its durability and resistance to wear made it ideal for long-term use.

3: Indian Ledger paper has a distinctive appearance

This type of paper is known for its unique appearance. It typically features a yellowish or cream-colored base with blue horizontal lines and red vertical lines forming a grid pattern. This grid helps in organizing data neatly.

4: Indian Ledger paper is often mistaken for parchment

The aged look of Indian Ledger paper sometimes leads people to mistake it for parchment or antique documents. However, unlike parchment which is made from animal skin, this type of paper is made from wood pulp.

5: The production of Indian Ledger paper declined with the advent of computers

In the digital age, the demand for physical ledger papers decreased significantly due to computerized record-keeping systems. As a result, the production of Indian Ledger paper has become limited and mainly caters to niche markets.

6: Collectors value vintage Indian Ledger papers

Vintage examples of Indian Ledger papers have become sought-after collectibles among enthusiasts who appreciate their historical significance and unique aesthetic appeal. Some collectors even frame these papers as decorative pieces.

7: The term "ledger" originates from the Latin word "liber"

The term "ledger" used to describe this type of paper comes from the Latin word "liber," which means book. This reflects its primary purpose as a medium for keeping written records and accounts.

8: Indian Ledger paper is often associated with Wild West imagery

Due to its historical usage in the American West during the late 19th century, Indian Ledger paper has become associated with images of cowboys, outlaws, and frontier life. It has been featured in numerous Western movies and novels.

9: Indian Ledger paper is still used by artists

While its practical use as ledger paper has diminished, Indian Ledger paper continues to be favored by artists for various creative purposes. Its distinctive appearance adds character to drawings, sketches, and mixed media artworks.

10: Indian Ledger paper is part of a larger series of papers

The term "Indian Ledger" refers specifically to one type of ledger-sized paper. However, it belongs to a broader series known as the American Writing Paper Company's Antique Series. This series includes other types like Bond Paper and Onion Skin Paper.