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Compact paper size, a term often used in the printing and publishing industry, refers to a specific dimension of paper. It's not directly associated with any ISO or ANSI series but is rather an informal term that can vary based on context. The compact size typically falls between the A4 and A5 sizes of the ISO 216 series, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a balance between portability and readability.

One of the key advantages of compact paper size is its versatility. Its dimensions make it suitable for a wide range of applications - from personal notebooks to professional brochures and booklets. This adaptability has contributed significantly to its popularity in various sectors.

Compact 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 name suggesting smallness or limitation, the compact paper size offers ample space for creativity. Designers appreciate this format as it provides enough room for detailed graphics and text while maintaining an easily manageable size for readers.

The compact paper size serves as a testament to how thoughtful design considerations can lead to practical solutions that cater to diverse needs. Whether you're looking at creating engaging marketing materials or designing user-friendly publications, this versatile format could be your go-to choice.

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Interesting facts about Compact

1: Compact paper is also known as A4 paper

Compact paper, commonly referred to as A4 paper, is the most widely used size of paper in the world. It measures 210 mm by 297 mm or approximately 8.27 inches by 11.69 inches.

2: Compact paper has a fascinating history

The A series of paper sizes, including Compact/A4, was first standardized in Germany in the early 20th century. It was introduced by Dr. Walter Porstmann and soon adopted by other European countries.

3: The aspect ratio of Compact paper is unique

The aspect ratio of Compact/A4 paper is precisely √2 (square root of 2). This means that if you divide the longer side (297 mm) by the shorter side (210 mm), you get approximately 1.4142.

4: The popularity of Compact/A4 extends beyond printing

Apart from being widely used for printing documents and letters, Compact/A4 size is also commonly used for magazines, catalogs, and even some books around the world.

5: The ISO standardization made it globally recognized

In an effort to standardize paper sizes internationally, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) adopted the A series sizes in their ISO216 standard in 1975. This further solidified the global recognition and usage of Compact/A4 size.

6: The name "Compact" refers to its convenient portability

The term "Compact" often used to describe this size of paper reflects its practicality and ease of handling due to its relatively smaller dimensions compared to larger paper sizes.

7: Compact/A4 paper is compatible with most printers and copiers

Due to its widespread usage, almost all modern printers and copiers are designed to handle Compact/A4 size paper. This makes it a versatile choice for various printing needs.

8: Compact/A4 paper is available in different weights and finishes

Compact/A4 paper comes in various weights, ranging from lightweight for everyday documents to heavier options suitable for professional presentations. It is also available in different finishes like matte, glossy, or textured.

9: The demand for Compact/A4 paper continues to grow

Despite the digital age, the demand for Compact/A4 paper remains strong. Its versatility and compatibility make it an essential tool in offices, schools, and homes worldwide.

10: The A series of papers has additional sizes

In addition to Compact/A4 size, the A series includes other sizes such as A0 (largest), A1, A2, A3 (commonly used for posters), A5 (half the size of Compact), and more. Each size maintains the same aspect ratio as Compact/A4.