Our guide to European international Printed paper sizes
However 'other' paper sizes do exist for traditional Photographic (Standard Photoprint sizes) Art (Imperial paper sizes reasons as well as 'creative' use can exploit odd shapes and paper sizes although to some extent these are either being phased out towards an International size. Many 'Photo display' and 'Art framing' sizes may well benefit from being a specific 'traditional' Art and display sizes used in Galleries and Museums.
Incidentally one major 'new' development is the CAMERA change from 35mm film slide format to a new 'digital print size' (that confuses many digital camera users when you try to print on 'traditional photo print size'). However the purpose of this guide is to give you a guide for economical international PRINT paper sizes and to recognise any benefits. Camera imaging sizes are different by traditional film formats recognised by Photographers.
PRINT BASE PAPER PRINT SIZES
Therefore (International) paper sizes are all based on a single aspect ratio of the square root of two, or approximately 1:1.4142. *Basing paper upon this ratio was conceived by Georg Lichtenberg in 1786, and at the beginning of the 20th century, Dr Walter Porstmann turned Lichtenberg's idea into a proper system of different paper sizes. And this is because that it is the most efficient use of paper at various sizes (minimum waste when cut into sheets) Sheet sizes are A0 (largest), A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6 and A7.
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