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Pinched Post

Pinched Post

Pinched Post, a unique paper size, holds its own in the vast landscape of ISO and ANSI series. It measures 375mm x 470mm, a dimension that sets it apart from the more common A4 or Letter sizes. This distinctive size is part of the UK standard paper sizes, which are less known globally but have their specific applications.

Interestingly, Pinched Post doesn't belong to any ISO or ANSI series. Instead, it's part of the traditional British Imperial system. This system was in use long before the international standardization brought by ISO and ANSI series. The name 'Pinched Post' itself is derived from this old-world charm and carries a hint of nostalgia.

Pinched Post 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 Pinched Post size is particularly favored in certain industries such as publishing and printing for its unique dimensions that offer ample space for creative layouts without being overly large or unwieldy. Its unconventional size can also be leveraged as a marketing tool - materials printed on Pinched Post stand out amidst standard-sized documents, capturing attention effectively.

While not as widely recognized as its ISO or ANSI counterparts, Pinched Post has carved out its niche in specific sectors due to its unique dimensions and historical significance.

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Interesting facts about Pinched Post

1: Pinched Post paper is named after its unique manufacturing process

Pinched Post paper gets its name from the way it is made. During production, the wet paper pulp is squeezed between two metal plates with small pins, creating a distinctive texture and pattern on the surface of the paper.

2: Pinched Post paper has excellent durability

Due to its manufacturing process, Pinched Post paper has enhanced strength and durability compared to regular papers. It can withstand rough handling and is less prone to tearing or creasing.

3: Pinched Post paper is commonly used for luxury packaging

The unique texture and visual appeal of Pinched Post paper make it a popular choice for luxury packaging, such as high-end cosmetics, jewelry boxes, or premium product wrapping. Its distinct look adds an element of sophistication and elegance.

4: The production of Pinched Post paper requires skilled craftsmanship

The manufacturing process of Pinched Post paper demands skilled artisans who carefully control the pressure applied during pinching. This craftsmanship ensures consistent quality and uniformity in the final product.

5: Pinched Post paper can be customized with various colors and finishes

To cater to different design preferences, Pinched Post papers are available in a wide range of colors and finishes. From matte to glossy or metallic options, this versatility allows designers to create unique and eye-catching printed materials.

6: The history of pinching techniques dates back centuries

The technique used in creating Pinched Post papers has roots that can be traced back hundreds of years. Artisans have been using similar methods since ancient times to create textured surfaces on various materials like pottery or fabrics.

7: Pinched Post paper is environmentally friendly

Many Pinched Post papers are made from sustainable and recyclable materials. Manufacturers prioritize eco-friendly practices, ensuring that the production process has minimal impact on the environment.

8: Pinched Post paper can be embossed or debossed for added texture

To further enhance the tactile experience, Pinched Post paper can be embossed (raised pattern) or debossed (sunken pattern). These additional techniques add depth and dimension to the already unique texture of the paper.

9: Pinched Post paper is often used for high-end stationery

The luxurious feel and visual appeal of Pinched Post paper make it a popular choice for high-end stationery items like business cards, letterheads, or invitations. It adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any printed material.

10: Pinched Post paper is known by different names in various regions

In different parts of the world, Pinched Post paper may be referred to by alternative names such as "Textured Plate Paper" or "Embossed Pulp Paper." Despite these variations, they all share similar manufacturing processes and characteristics.