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Belonging to the ISO paper size standard, 11R is a unique and versatile paper size that holds its own in the realm of print media. This particular dimension, measuring 279.4mm by 431.8mm, is part of the R series under ISO 216, which is specifically designed for photography and printing.

The 'R' in 11R stands for 'ratio', indicating its aspect ratio of length to width. This ratio ensures that when images are scaled between different sizes within the R series, they maintain their proportions without distortion or loss of quality.

11R 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 enough, despite being part of an international standard, the usage of 11R predominantly thrives in certain regions such as East Asia. It's particularly popular in countries like Japan and South Korea where it's commonly used for printing large photographs or posters.

One might wonder why this specific size holds such appeal? The answer lies in its dimensions - they provide an optimal balance between visual impact and practicality. The larger surface area allows for greater detail and clarity in printed images compared to smaller sizes like A4 or Letter size from ANSI series.

While it may not be as widely recognized as some other paper sizes, 11R has carved out a niche for itself within the world of print media due to its unique properties and regional popularity. Its adherence to ISO standards ensures consistency across different prints while its dimensions offer a perfect blend of visibility and convenience.

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Interesting facts about 11R

1. The Origin of 11R Paper

11R paper is part of the American paper size series, which was developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). It is commonly used for printing photographs and has dimensions of 11 inches by 14 inches.

2. The "R" in 11R Paper

The "R" in 11R paper stands for "regular." This term was used to differentiate it from other sizes like "S" (super) or "J" (junior), which were also part of the ANSI series but not as widely adopted.

3. International Equivalents

The closest international equivalent to 11R paper is the A3+ size, which measures approximately 329 mm by 483 mm. However, there are slight differences in dimensions between these two sizes.

4. Common Uses

Due to its larger size compared to standard letter or legal papers, 11R paper is often used for printing high-quality photographs, posters, and artwork. Its dimensions provide a good balance between space and portability.

5. Compatibility with Printers

While most printers can handle standard letter or legal-sized papers without any issues, not all printers are designed to accommodate larger formats like 11R paper. It's important to check your printer's specifications before attempting to print on this size.

6. Variations in Weight and Thickness

The weight and thickness of 11R paper can vary depending on its intended use. For example, photo-grade glossy papers tend to be heavier and thicker than matte or semi-gloss options.

7. Archival Quality Options

For long-term preservation of photographs or important documents, there are archival quality 11R papers available. These papers are acid-free and lignin-free, ensuring that they won't yellow or deteriorate over time.

8. Limited Availability

Compared to more standard paper sizes, 11R paper may be less readily available in some regions. It is more commonly found in specialty paper stores or online retailers that cater to photographers and artists.

9. Custom Cutting

If you can't find pre-cut 11R paper, it is possible to cut down larger sheets to the desired size using a paper cutter or trimmer. However, precision is crucial to maintain the correct aspect ratio.

10. Historical Evolution

The ANSI series of paper sizes originated from the German DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung) standard introduced in the early 20th century. The DIN standard later evolved into the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) A series used worldwide today.