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Traditional British Series



Belonging to the ISO 216 standard, the King size paper holds a unique position in the realm of print media. This format, measuring 546 x 721 mm, is part of the B series that was introduced to address sizes not covered by the A series. The King size paper's dimensions are derived from geometric means between two consecutive A series sizes.

What sets this paper size apart is its versatility. It's an ideal choice for large-scale prints such as posters or architectural drawings, where detail and clarity are paramount. Its generous dimensions allow for high-resolution imagery and text without compromising on space or legibility.

Kings 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 King size paper also plays a significant role in book publishing. It provides ample room for creative layouts and designs, making it a preferred choice among graphic designers and publishers alike.

Interestingly, despite its royal name, the King size isn't the largest in its series - that honor goes to B0 at an impressive 1000 x 1414 mm. However, it's worth noting that larger doesn't always mean better; each size has its specific applications and advantages.

Whether you're looking to make a bold statement with your marketing materials or need ample space for detailed technical drawings, consider leveraging the power of King size paper. Its unique blend of versatility and practicality makes it an invaluable tool in any print-related endeavor.

Other Formats in the Traditional British Series

Interesting facts about Kings

1: Kings paper is named after its inventor

Kings paper, also known as King's Paper or Königspapier, is named after its inventor, Friedrich Gottlob Keller. Keller was a German engineer who developed the wood-based pulp process in the mid-19th century, which revolutionized paper production.

2: Kings paper is made from wood pulp

Kings paper is primarily made from wood pulp obtained by chemically breaking down the fibers in wood. This process allows for a more efficient and cost-effective production of paper compared to traditional methods that used rags or other plant fibers.

3: Kings paper has excellent durability

Kings paper is known for its exceptional durability and strength. The wood pulp used in its production provides a sturdy base that can withstand heavy handling and frequent use without tearing or deteriorating easily.

4: Kings paper comes in various sizes

Kings paper comes in different sizes to cater to various printing needs. The most common size for Kings paper is A4 (210 x 297 mm), which is widely used for office documents and printing purposes.

5: Kings paper follows the ISO standard

The sizing system used for Kings paper follows the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standard, specifically the A series. This standardized system ensures compatibility across different countries and simplifies international document exchange.

6: The A series of Kings papers has an interesting aspect ratio

The aspect ratio of all A series papers, including Kings papers, remains constant at approximately 1:√2 (1 to the square root of 2). This unique ratio allows easy scaling between sizes without altering the proportions of the original document.

7: Kings paper is part of a larger series

Kings paper belongs to the A series, which includes other popular sizes like A0, A1, A2, A3, and so on. Each size in the series is precisely half the area of its predecessor while maintaining the same aspect ratio.

8: Kings paper has historical roots

The concept of standardized paper sizes can be traced back to ancient China. The Chinese government established a system called "Kai" during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), which specified standard dimensions for official documents.

9: Kings paper is widely used globally

Kings paper, or more specifically A4 size, has become a global standard for office and printing use. It is widely adopted in countries around the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.

10: Kings paper promotes sustainability

Kings paper production has evolved over time to incorporate sustainable practices. Many manufacturers now prioritize using recycled fibers or implementing responsible forestry management to minimize environmental impact.