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The Berliner paper size, a unique and distinct format, holds its own in the world of print media. Notably, it does not conform to any ISO or ANSI series standards. Instead, it carves out its own niche with dimensions measuring 470mm x 315mm.

Originating from Germany as the name suggests, the Berliner format is widely recognized for its use in European newspapers. Its size strikes a balance between the larger broadsheet and smaller tabloid formats. This middle-ground approach offers ample space for content without compromising on portability.

Berliner 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 of the key advantages of this format is its versatility. The Berliner's dimensions allow for a more flexible layout design compared to other newspaper formats. It can accommodate larger images and graphics while still providing sufficient room for text.

Interestingly, despite being named after Germany's capital city, the Berliner format isn't exclusive to German publications. Renowned international newspapers such as 'The Guardian' have adopted this size due to its practicality and reader-friendly design.

While not adhering to standard ISO or ANSI series sizes, the Berliner paper size has carved out a significant place in print media due to its unique blend of functionality and flexibility.

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Interesting facts about Berliner

1: Berliner paper is named after its place of origin

Named after the city of Berlin, Germany, Berliner paper was first developed and widely used in the late 19th century. It gained popularity due to its unique size and format.

2: Berliner paper is part of the ISO A series

Berliner paper belongs to the ISO A series, which includes standard paper sizes used globally. It falls between A3 and A2 in terms of dimensions.

3: The dimensions of Berliner paper are not standardized

Unlike other ISO A series papers, such as A4 or A5, there is no strict standardization for the dimensions of Berliner paper. This has led to slight variations in size across different manufacturers.

4: Berliner paper is commonly used for newspapers

The unique size and format of Berliner paper make it a popular choice for newspaper printing. Many newspapers around the world use this size due to its convenient layout options.

5: The aspect ratio of Berliner paper is approximately √2

The aspect ratio (width-to-height ratio) of Berliner paper is approximately equal to the square root of 2 (√2). This allows easy scaling and resizing without losing proportions when printing or copying.

6: The history of Berliner paper dates back to the late 19th century

Berliner paper was first introduced by a German publisher named Axel Springer in the late 19th century. Its unique size quickly gained popularity among publishers and printers worldwide.

7: Some countries have adopted their own variations of Berliner paper

While Berliner paper is widely used, some countries have adopted their own variations of this size. For example, in the United States, the "Tabloid" size closely resembles Berliner paper.

8: Berliner paper offers a good compromise between readability and portability

The dimensions of Berliner paper provide a good compromise between readability and portability. It allows for easy handling while still offering enough space for comfortable reading.

9: The unique size of Berliner paper can be challenging for printing equipment

Due to its non-standardized dimensions, printing equipment may require adjustments or customization to accommodate Berliner paper. This can pose challenges for printers and publishers using this format.

10: Berliner paper is not commonly found in everyday office supply stores

Unlike standard ISO A series papers like A4 or A5, finding Berliner paper in everyday office supply stores can be difficult. It is more commonly available through specialized printing suppliers or online retailers.