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The Dukes paper size, a lesser-known yet significant member of the ISO 216 series, holds its unique place in the realm of standardized paper dimensions. This particular size is characterized by its distinct dimensions and practical applications.

As part of the ISO 216 series, Dukes adheres to an aspect ratio that's rooted in the square root of two (√2:1). This mathematical principle ensures that when a sheet is divided into two, each resulting piece retains the original aspect ratio. It's this ingenious design feature that allows for seamless scaling across all sizes within the series.

Dukes 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

While it may not be as commonly recognized as its A-series counterparts (A4 being a prime example), Dukes has found its niche in specific industries and applications. Its unique dimensions make it an ideal choice for certain printing requirements where traditional sizes may not suffice.

Interestingly, despite being part of an international standard, Dukes' usage varies significantly across different regions. While some countries have fully embraced this unconventional size for their documentation needs, others continue to rely on more familiar formats from either ISO or ANSI series.

While Dukes might not be your everyday paper size choice, it stands as a testament to the versatility and adaptability inherent in ISO 216's design principles. Its existence serves as a reminder that even within standardized systems there exists room for diversity and specificity.

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Interesting facts about Dukes

Dukes Paper: Weird and Interesting Facts

1. The Dukes paper brand was established in 1801 and has a rich history spanning over two centuries.

2. Dukes paper is known for its exceptional quality and is often favored by artists, designers, and printers worldwide.

3. One of the unique features of Dukes paper is its high opacity, which prevents show-through even with heavy ink or paint application.

4. Dukes paper offers a wide range of textures, including smooth, rough, and grainy surfaces, catering to various artistic preferences.

5. The brand takes pride in using sustainable practices by sourcing their raw materials from responsibly managed forests.

6. Dukes paper is renowned for its archival quality, ensuring that artworks created on this paper can withstand the test of time without yellowing or deteriorating.

7. Many famous artists throughout history have chosen Dukes paper for their masterpieces due to its durability and ability to enhance color vibrancy.

8. The brand offers a diverse selection of sizes to accommodate different artistic needs, ranging from small sketchbooks to large format sheets suitable for murals or printmaking projects.

9. Dukes paper has been used in prestigious exhibitions and galleries around the world, solidifying its reputation as a top choice among professionals in the art industry.

10. Some collectors value artworks created on Dukes paper specifically due to its association with quality craftsmanship and artistic excellence.