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Belonging to the ISO series, 3L paper size is a unique and versatile format. It measures 89 x 127 mm, making it an ideal choice for specific applications such as photo printing and small-scale documentation. The compact dimensions of the 3L paper size allow for high-quality prints without excessive use of resources.

Interestingly, the ISO series, including the 3L paper size, adheres to an aspect ratio of √2:1. This distinctive ratio ensures that when a sheet is divided in half, each piece retains the same aspect ratio as the original sheet. This feature provides consistency across different sizes within the ISO series.

3L 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 ANSI series does not include an equivalent to the 3L paper size. This fact underscores its uniqueness within international standards and highlights its specialized role in printing applications.

Whether you're looking to print high-resolution photographs or create compact documents, consider leveraging the unique properties of 3L paper size from ISO series - a testament to thoughtful design and efficient resource utilization.

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Interesting facts about 3L

1. The Origin of 3L Paper

3L paper is part of the ISO 216 standard series, which was first introduced in the 1970s. It was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to establish a consistent and universal system for paper sizes.

2. Size and Dimensions

The dimensions of 3L paper are 297 mm x 420 mm, making it slightly larger than a standard A3 size (which measures 297 mm x 420 mm). The "3L" designation refers to its size being three times larger than an A4 sheet.

3. Common Uses

Due to its larger size, 3L paper is often used for posters, presentations, architectural drawings, and other visual displays that require more space than traditional letter or legal-sized papers.

4. Compatibility with Other Sizes

The ISO standard ensures that different paper sizes within the series maintain a consistent aspect ratio when folded in half or doubled in size. Therefore, two sheets of A4 paper can be combined to form one sheet of 3L paper without any trimming or adjustments.

5. Global Adoption

The ISO standard has been widely adopted around the world, with many countries using it as their official system for paper sizes. This global acceptance allows for easier international communication and compatibility between different printing systems.

6. Environmental Considerations

Paper production has significant environmental impacts due to deforestation and energy consumption during manufacturing processes. Choosing appropriate sizes like 3L can help reduce waste by optimizing space utilization on printed materials.

7. Variations Across Regions

In some regions outside Europe where the ISO standard is not widely adopted, alternative paper size systems may be prevalent. For example, North America commonly uses "Letter" (8.5" x 11") and "Legal" (8.5" x 14") sizes instead of A4 and A3.

8. Paper Weight Considerations

When selecting paper for printing on a 3L sheet, it's important to consider the weight or thickness of the paper. Heavier weights are more suitable for durable prints or when a sturdier material is required.

9. Printing Challenges

Due to its larger size, printing on 3L paper can present challenges in terms of finding compatible printers that can handle this specific size. It's essential to ensure that your printer supports this format before attempting to print on it.

10. Creative Possibilities

The larger canvas provided by 3L paper opens up creative possibilities for artists and designers who want to work on a grander scale. It allows for more intricate details and expansive designs that may not be achievable on smaller formats.