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Belonging to the ISO 216 series, the 6R paper size is a unique and versatile format. This particular size, measuring 162 × 216 mm or approximately 6.4 × 8.5 inches, is primarily used in photography printing.

What sets the 6R paper size apart from its counterparts is its aspect ratio of roughly 3:4. This ratio aligns perfectly with traditional film photos and digital SLR cameras, making it an ideal choice for high-quality photo prints.

6R 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 ISO standardization of this paper size ensures consistency across different countries and industries. Whether you're in Tokyo or Toronto, a print on a piece of 6R paper will always maintain the same dimensions.

Interestingly enough, despite being part of an international standard series, the use of the term '6R' is more prevalent in Asia than in Western countries where it's often referred to as '4×6' or '5×7'. This cultural variation adds a layer of intrigue to this otherwise standardized format.

Whether you're looking to print your favorite family photos or need consistent dimensions for professional prints, the versatility and global recognition of the ISO-standardized 6R paper size make it an excellent choice.

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Interesting facts about 6R

1. The Origin of 6R Paper

6R paper is part of the ISO 216 standard series, which was first introduced in Europe in the 19th century. It is derived from the A-series paper sizes and is commonly used for printing photographs.

2. Size and Dimensions

The dimensions of 6R paper are approximately 152 x 102 mm or 6 x 4 inches. It falls under the category of a postcard-sized paper, making it ideal for printing and sending personalized photo cards.

3. Popular Use in Photography

Due to its convenient size, 6R paper has become widely popular among photographers for printing standard-sized photos. It offers a compact yet visually appealing format that can be easily displayed or shared.

4. Compatibility with Photo Printers

Many photo printers are specifically designed to accommodate the dimensions of 6R paper, allowing users to print high-quality photos without any cropping or resizing required.

5. Versatility in Printing Options

In addition to photographs, 6R paper can also be used for various other purposes such as creating promotional materials like flyers or small brochures, making it a versatile choice for both personal and professional use.

6. Availability in Glossy and Matte Finishes

To cater to different preferences and requirements, 6R paper is available in both glossy and matte finishes. Glossy finish enhances color vibrancy and sharpness while matte finish provides a more subtle look with reduced glare.

7. International Recognition

The ISO standardization ensures that the dimensions of 6R paper are recognized globally, making it easier for photographers and printing professionals to work with consistent sizes across different countries and markets.

8. Environmental Considerations

When choosing 6R paper, it is important to consider its environmental impact. Opting for eco-friendly options, such as recycled or sustainably sourced paper, can help reduce the carbon footprint associated with its production.

9. Customization Options

6R paper can be easily customized by adding borders, captions, or other creative elements before printing. This allows individuals to personalize their photos or designs according to their preferences.

10. Preservation and Display

To ensure the longevity of printed photos on 6R paper, it is recommended to use acid-free archival-quality paper that resists fading and yellowing over time. Additionally, using proper framing techniques or photo albums can help preserve and display these prints effectively.