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US Envelope Series



Belonging to the ANSI series, the 11x17 paper size, also known as "Tabloid" or "Ledger", is a versatile and widely used format. This particular size is part of the ANSI B standard, which is recognized internationally due to its adherence to ISO 216 specifications.

The dimensions of this paper size are specifically designed for optimal space utilization. The 11-inch width and 17-inch length provide ample room for detailed diagrams, large-scale drawings, or extensive text content. It's an ideal choice for professionals in fields such as architecture, engineering, and graphic design who require more space than what traditional letter-sized paper offers.

11 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 enough, the name 'Tabloid' originates from its frequent use in tabloid newspapers due to its ability to present information in a compact yet comprehensive manner. This demonstrates how this paper size has been optimized not just for professional use but also for mass media communication.

In terms of printing capabilities, the 11x17 format supports high-resolution outputs. It can accommodate intricate designs without compromising on clarity or detail - a feature that makes it highly sought after in industries where precision matters.

Overall, the 11x17 paper size stands out due to its unique blend of functionality and versatility. Whether it's being used for technical drawings or newspaper layouts, it consistently delivers high-quality results that meet diverse needs across various industries.

Other Formats in the US Envelope Series

Interesting facts about 11

1: The Origins of A Series Paper Sizes

The A series paper sizes, including the popular A4 size, were first introduced in Germany during the 1920s. They were standardized by the Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) and later adopted by many countries worldwide.

2: The Golden Ratio Connection

The aspect ratio of A series paper sizes is based on the golden ratio (√2). This means that if you divide a sheet's longer side by its shorter side, you will always get approximately 1.414, which is an approximation of the golden ratio.

3: The Largest A Series Size

The largest commonly used A series size is A0, which measures approximately 841mm × 1189mm (33.1in × 46.8in). It has an area of about one square meter.

4: B Series Paper Sizes

B series paper sizes are also widely used and are derived from the corresponding A series sizes. The B series has a different aspect ratio than the A series and is often used for posters and envelopes.

5: C Series Envelopes

C series envelopes are designed to perfectly fit their corresponding A series paper sizes. For example, a C6 envelope can hold an unfolded A6 sheet (which is half of an unfolded A5).

6: US Letter vs. ISO Paper Sizes

In most countries outside North America, the standard letter size is based on ISO's international standard for paper sizes (A-series). However, in the United States and Canada, they use their own letter-size format known as US Letter (8.5in × 11in).

7: The Weight of Paper

Paper weight is measured in grams per square meter (gsm). The higher the gsm, the thicker and heavier the paper. Standard printer paper is usually around 80gsm, while cardstock can range from 150gsm to over 300gsm.

8: Watermark Identification

Watermarks are designs or patterns embedded in paper during its production. They can be used to identify the type or brand of paper. By holding a sheet up to light, you may be able to spot a watermark.

9: Specialty Papers

Paper comes in various specialty types, such as textured paper (with embossed patterns), metallic paper (with a shiny surface), and translucent vellum (a semi-transparent paper often used for overlays).

10: Environmental Impact

The production of paper has an environmental impact due to deforestation and energy consumption. However, many manufacturers now offer eco-friendly options made from recycled materials or sustainably sourced fibers.