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Belonging to the ANSI series, the Catalog paper size, also known as Arch E, is a widely recognized standard. With dimensions of 22 x 34 inches or 559 x 864 mm, it offers ample space for detailed designs and comprehensive layouts.

As per ISO 216 standards, there isn't an exact equivalent for Catalog size. However, it closely aligns with A1 (594 x 841 mm) in terms of area coverage. This similarity allows for a certain degree of interchangeability between these sizes in global communication and design practices.

Catalog 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 Catalog paper size's generous dimensions make it an ideal choice for large-scale presentations such as architectural blueprints, engineering diagrams, or extensive catalog layouts. Its ability to accommodate high levels of detail without compromising clarity sets it apart from other paper sizes.

Interestingly enough, the Catalog size has its roots in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which established this format to meet specific industry needs. The ANSI series was designed with a unique aspect ratio that differs from the ISO's more uniform A-series ratio.

Whether you're drafting intricate plans or designing comprehensive catalogs that require ample space and clarity, the Catalog paper size stands as a robust choice within the ANSI series.

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Interesting facts about Catalog

1: Catalog paper is commonly used for printing catalogs, brochures, and magazines.

Catalog paper is a type of coated paper that is specifically designed for high-quality printing. Its smooth surface allows for vibrant colors and sharp images, making it ideal for showcasing products in catalogs, brochures, and magazines.

2: It comes in different finishes such as gloss, matte, and satin.

Catalog paper offers various finishes to cater to different design preferences. Gloss finish provides a shiny appearance with enhanced color vibrancy, while matte finish offers a non-reflective surface with a more subdued look. Satin finish falls between gloss and matte, providing a balanced sheen.

3: The weight of catalog paper is measured in pounds (lb) or grams per square meter (gsm).

The weight of catalog paper determines its thickness and durability. In the United States, it is commonly measured in pounds (lb), where higher numbers indicate thicker papers. In other parts of the world, including Europe and Asia, the weight is measured in grams per square meter (gsm).

4: Catalog paper can be coated or uncoated.

Coated catalog papers have a layer of clay or other compounds applied to their surface during manufacturing. This coating enhances print quality by preventing ink absorption into the fibers. Uncoated catalog papers lack this coating but offer a more natural feel and texture.

5: It comes in various sizes such as letter size (8.5" x 11") and A4 size (210mm x 297mm).

Catalog papers are available in standard sizes that are widely used across different regions. In North America, letter size (8.5" x 11") is commonly used, while A4 size (210mm x 297mm) is the standard in many other countries.

6: Catalog paper can be made from recycled materials.

To promote sustainability, catalog paper can be manufactured using recycled materials. This helps reduce the demand for virgin fibers and minimizes environmental impact. Recycled catalog papers often have specific certifications indicating their eco-friendly production.

7: Catalog paper has a long history dating back to ancient China.

The use of paper for catalogs and printed materials dates back centuries. The invention of paper itself is credited to ancient China, where it was first developed during the Han Dynasty around 200 BCE. Since then, paper has evolved and become an essential medium for communication and advertising.

8: The term "catalog" originated from the Greek word "katalogos."

The word "catalog" finds its roots in ancient Greece, derived from the Greek word "katalogos," which means a list or register. In its early days, catalogs were handwritten or printed lists used primarily for inventory management before evolving into more elaborate marketing tools.

9: Catalogs played a significant role in promoting trade during the Industrial Revolution.

During the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century, catalogs became crucial tools for businesses to showcase their products to a wider audience. They played a vital role in promoting trade by allowing customers to browse through various offerings without visiting physical stores directly.

10: Digital catalogs are gaining popularity but haven't replaced print catalogs entirely.

In today's digital age, online catalogs have gained popularity due to their accessibility and cost-effectiveness. However, print catalogs still hold their ground, offering a tactile and immersive experience for customers. Many businesses continue to utilize both print and digital catalogs to cater to different consumer preferences.