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Belonging to the ISO 216 standard, RA0 is a unique paper size that holds its own significance. This format, measuring 860 x 1220 millimeters, is part of the RA series - a less common but equally important series in the ISO standards.

The RA series is designed with a specific purpose in mind: to provide raw material for the A series paper sizes. The dimensions of RA0 allow for trimming and printing bleed on an A0 document, ensuring no loss of content or design elements during the final print process.

RA0 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, while most commonly used paper sizes like A4 or Letter are more familiar to everyday users, formats like RA0 play a crucial role behind-the-scenes in professional printing environments. They ensure that your beautifully designed posters or detailed architectural plans maintain their integrity when transferred from digital file to physical print.

Despite its less known status among general users, understanding and utilizing formats like RA0 can significantly enhance the quality of large-scale prints. It's an unsung hero in the world of professional printing and design - a testament to meticulous planning and precision.

While it may not be part of your everyday vocabulary, RA0 plays an integral role within ISO standards. Its existence ensures that nothing gets lost in translation from digital design to tangible print - making it an essential player behind every successful large-scale print project.

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Interesting facts about RA0

1: The Origin of RA0 Paper

RA0 paper is part of the ISO 217 series, which was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1975. It is based on the German DIN 476 standard, which was first introduced in 1922.

2: Size and Dimensions

RA0 paper measures approximately 860 mm x 1220 mm (33.9 in x 48.0 in). It has an aspect ratio of approximately 1:1.42, meaning that its width is about one and a half times its height.

3: Common Uses

RA0 paper is commonly used for large-scale printing projects such as posters, architectural plans, and technical drawings. Its generous size allows for detailed designs to be displayed prominently.

4: Compatibility with Other Sizes

The RA series follows a simple mathematical progression where each subsequent size is obtained by halving the longer side of the previous size. For example, RA1 paper is half the size of RA0, while RA2 is half the size of RA1.

5: Global Adoption

The ISO paper sizes have been widely adopted around the world due to their practicality and ease of use. They are used not only for printing purposes but also as standard sizes for envelopes, folders, and other stationery items.

6: Consistency Across Series

The ISO A series (e.g., A0, A1) and B series (e.g., B0, B1) share similar aspect ratios with their corresponding RA series counterparts. This consistency allows easy conversion between different paper sizes within the ISO 217 and ISO 216 series.

7: Variations in Weight

RA0 paper is available in various weights, ranging from lightweight options suitable for temporary displays to heavyweight options for long-lasting prints. The weight of the paper affects its durability and suitability for different applications.

8: Environmental Considerations

Paper production has a significant impact on the environment. Opting for RA0 paper made from recycled materials or sourced from sustainably managed forests can help reduce this impact and promote eco-friendly printing practices.

9: Special Coatings and Finishes

To enhance the appearance and durability of prints on RA0 paper, special coatings such as matte, gloss, or satin finishes can be applied. These coatings not only protect the print but also add a professional touch to the final product.

10: Advancements in Digital Printing

The rise of digital printing technologies has revolutionized large-format printing on RA0 paper. High-quality inkjet printers now offer precise color reproduction and sharp details, making it easier than ever to create stunning prints on this size of paper.