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Antiquarian, a paper size with a rich history and unique dimensions, stands out in the realm of paper formats. As part of neither the ISO nor ANSI series, it carves its own niche in the world of print media.

Measuring an impressive 31 x 53 inches, Antiquarian is one of the largest standard paper sizes available. Its expansive surface area provides ample space for detailed illustrations, comprehensive maps, or extensive text layouts. This makes it an ideal choice for projects requiring a grand scale and high level of detail.

Antiquarian 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 name 'Antiquarian' itself harks back to times when scholars and collectors used large sheets of paper for their meticulous work. It's not just a paper size; it's a nod to our intellectual heritage.

Despite its historical roots, Antiquarian remains relevant today. Architects, artists, and publishers continue to utilize this format for its unparalleled capacity to display intricate designs and comprehensive information.

Antiquarian is more than just a large piece of paper—it's an enduring testament to our pursuit of knowledge and appreciation for detail. Its unique dimensions offer unmatched potential for creativity and communication on a grand scale.

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Interesting facts about Antiquarian

1: Antiquarian Paper is Handmade

Antiquarian paper is made using traditional methods that involve handcrafting each sheet individually. This meticulous process ensures the uniqueness and authenticity of each piece.

2: It Contains Natural Fibers

Antiquarian paper is typically made from natural fibers such as cotton, linen, or hemp. These fibers provide strength and durability to the paper, making it suitable for long-term preservation.

3: It Has Deckled Edges

Deckled edges are a distinctive feature of antiquarian paper. These rough and uneven edges are intentionally left untrimmed during the manufacturing process, adding a rustic charm to the finished product.

4: Watermark Identification

A watermark is a translucent design or pattern embedded in the paper during its production. Antiquarian papers often have unique watermarks that can help identify their origin and age.

5: Aging Enhances Its Beauty

The passage of time enhances the beauty of antiquarian paper. As it ages, the color may change subtly, acquiring an appealing patina that adds character to documents or artwork created on this type of paper.

6: Used by Bookbinders and Conservators

Antiquarian paper is highly sought after by bookbinders and conservators due to its archival quality. It provides an ideal medium for restoring old books or creating replicas using traditional techniques.

7: Limited Availability

Genuine antiquarian papers are rare and limited in availability due to their handmade nature. This scarcity contributes to their value among collectors and enthusiasts who appreciate their historical significance.

8: Preferred for Calligraphy and Fine Art

Antiquarian paper's unique texture and absorbency make it a preferred choice for calligraphers and fine artists. The surface allows ink to be absorbed in a way that enhances the richness and depth of the artwork.

9: Used in Diplomatic Correspondence

In the past, antiquarian paper was often used for official diplomatic correspondence due to its prestige and durability. It added an air of importance to important documents exchanged between nations.

10: Preservation Challenges

Preserving antiquarian paper requires special care. Factors such as exposure to light, humidity, and pests can deteriorate its quality over time. Proper storage techniques are essential to maintain its longevity.