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Belonging to the realm of non-standard paper sizes, the 6.5x9.5 inch format holds a unique position in the world of print and design. This size, while not part of any specific ISO or ANSI series, is often utilized for specific applications that require a distinctive touch.

The 6.5x9.5 inch format is frequently employed in creating booklets, catalogs, and brochures where portability and convenience are paramount considerations. Its dimensions strike an optimal balance between readability and compactness - large enough to present information clearly yet small enough to be easily carried around.

6.5×9.5 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

Moreover, this paper size is also popularly used in direct mail marketing campaigns due to its ability to stand out amidst standard-sized mail pieces. The slightly larger dimensions command attention from recipients, thereby increasing the likelihood of engagement.

In terms of printing logistics, the 6.5x9.5 inch format offers advantages as well. It fits comfortably on standard-sized parent sheets (such as those used by commercial printers), which allows for efficient use of materials with minimal waste.

While not conforming to any ISO or ANSI series standards, the 6.5x9.5 inch paper size has carved out its own niche within various industries due to its unique blend of practicality and distinctiveness.

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Interesting facts about 6.5×9.5

1. The 6.5x9.5 paper size is part of the Royal paper series.

The Royal series is a historical series of paper sizes that originated in the Netherlands in the 18th century. It was commonly used for printing books, particularly novels and poetry collections.

2. The 6.5x9.5 size is equivalent to half of a standard letter-sized sheet (8.5x11 inches).

This makes it a convenient choice for creating booklets or pamphlets when folded in half.

3. The aspect ratio of 6.5x9.5 paper is approximately 1:1.46.

The aspect ratio refers to the proportional relationship between the width and height of a sheet of paper, and it plays an important role in determining its visual appearance and usability.

4. The 6.5x9.5 size is often used for printing pocket-sized notebooks or journals.

Its compact dimensions make it easy to carry around, making it popular among writers, artists, and travelers who want to jot down their thoughts on-the-go.

5.The 6.5x9.5 size can be found in both portrait and landscape orientations.

This versatility allows for different design options depending on the intended use or layout preferences.

6.The origin of standardized paper sizes can be traced back to ancient China.

The concept of using specific ratios between length and width dates back over two thousand years when Chinese scholars began using standardized sheets called "jīngzhǐ" during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – AD 220).

7.The international standard for paper sizes was first introduced by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) in 1975.

ISO 216, the standard that includes the popular A series sizes (such as A4 and A5), was developed to facilitate international paper trade and simplify printing processes.

8.The 6.5x9.5 size is not part of the ISO 216 standard.

While ISO 216 provides a comprehensive range of paper sizes, including many commonly used ones, it does not cover all possible dimensions. The 6.5x9.5 size falls outside this standard but is still widely available.

9.Paper sizes can vary across different countries and regions.

For example, North America typically uses different paper sizes than Europe or Asia. This variation can sometimes lead to compatibility issues when printing or copying documents internationally.

10.The weight or thickness of paper is measured in grams per square meter (gsm).

This measurement helps determine the durability and quality of a sheet of paper. Higher gsm values indicate thicker and sturdier paper, while lower gsm values indicate lighter and more flexible sheets.