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Recognized globally, the 4x6 paper size is a staple in the world of photography and print. This dimension, measured in inches, is part of neither the ISO nor ANSI series. Instead, it holds its unique place as a standard photo print size.

The 4x6 paper size offers an aspect ratio of 3:2, mirroring that of most digital cameras. This makes it an ideal choice for printing photos without any need for cropping or adjustments. It's this seamless compatibility that has cemented its status as a go-to option for both professional photographers and casual snap-takers alike.

4×6 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

Despite its widespread use in photography, the versatility of the 4x6 paper extends beyond just photo prints. It's also commonly used for postcards, recipe cards, and even promotional materials such as flyers or handouts - proving its adaptability across various mediums.

In terms of portability and storage convenience too, the 4x6 shines. Its compact size allows easy transportation and storage in standard photo albums or frames - making it not just practical but also aesthetically pleasing.

While not part of any ISO or ANSI series, the 4x6 paper size stands out with its unique advantages. From perfect alignment with digital camera aspect ratios to versatile usage possibilities and convenient storage options - it's no wonder this humble dimension continues to hold sway in our increasingly digital world.

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Interesting facts about 4×6

1. The Origins of 4x6 Paper

The size of 4x6 paper, also known as postcard size, can be traced back to the early 20th century when it became a popular format for sending postcards. Its dimensions were standardized to fit within postal regulations and facilitate easy handling.

2. International Variations

While 4x6 inches is the standard size for postcards in the United States, other countries have their own variations. In Europe, for example, the standard postcard size is slightly larger at 148 x 105 mm (approximately 5.8 x 4.1 inches).

3. Aspect Ratio

The aspect ratio of a 4x6 paper is exactly 3:2, meaning that its width is one and a half times its height. This aspect ratio is commonly found in photography and is used by many digital cameras.

4. Printing Convenience

The dimensions of a 4x6 paper make it convenient for printing photographs without any cropping or resizing needed. Most consumer photo printers are designed to print directly onto this size of paper.

5. Versatile Uses

Besides being used for postcards and photographs, 4x6 paper has various other applications such as index cards, recipe cards, flashcards, and small flyers due to its compact yet readable format.

6. Historical Evolution

Paper sizes have evolved over time through different series such as ISO A-series (used globally) and ANSI/ASME Y14 series (used mainly in North America). However, the specific dimensions of a standard postcard-sized paper have remained relatively consistent throughout history.

7. Paper Weight Options

4x6 paper is available in various weights, typically measured in grams per square meter (gsm). Common options include 200 gsm for postcards and 120 gsm for general-purpose printing.

8. Environmental Considerations

When choosing 4x6 paper, it's worth considering eco-friendly options. Many manufacturers now offer recycled or sustainably sourced papers to reduce the environmental impact of paper production.

9. Customization Possibilities

If you're looking to add a personal touch to your 4x6 paper, there are printing services that allow you to customize the design with your own photos, graphics, or text before printing.

10. Digital Alternatives

In today's digital age, the need for physical 4x6 paper has decreased with the rise of electronic communication and social media platforms where digital postcards and photos can be easily shared.