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A Sizes



A `direct' correspondent has suggested that some subscribers might like to
have more info re the A sizes of paper, so here goes:

Working from the smaller; sizes in mm:

A6   105 x 148  Long grain
A5   148 x 210  Short
A4   210 x 297  Long
A3   297 x 420  Short

and keep going up through A2 and A1 to A0 (841 x 1198)
Note that the A0 is trimmed from down from SRA0 which is 900 x 1280.
Many of the small private presses get their machine made paper in an SRA
size, such as SRA4 which they print on and then trim down to A4 thus
achieving clean and smooth edges.
Re envelopes: think of a C to suit the A; that is, C6 envelopes suit A6
size card or paper (also folde A5, or twice folded A4) C4 suits A4; etc.

Hope this helps someone.  Apologies if already known.

Tom Marshall
Whitstable   Kent   UK

*Better a wee bush than nae bield*


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