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Print Document Size Guide

When designing your print materials there are a variety of factors to consider, such as the size of the document in mm, the size in pixels and the size with and without bleed. Having a good understanding of the difference in document sizes and how paper sizes translate to pixels for digital design will help ensure that your print materials are designed to the exact size you require.

We’ve put together this handy guide to show sizes and resolutions for printing documents at 300 dots per inch (dpi); this resolution will ensure high quality printing. Let’s take a look at some of the most common document sizes in the ISO 216 standard from business cards to letterheads and leaflets to large posters.

Print Document Sizes

A Size

Size in mm
(without bleed)

Size in pixels 300dpi
(without bleed)

Size in mm
(with bleed)

Size in pixels 300dpi
(with bleed)

Business Card 85 x 55 mm 1004 x 650 91 x 61 mm 1075 x 720
DL / Comp Slip 99 x 210 mm 1169 x 2480 105 x 216 mm 1240 x 2551
A6 148 x 105 mm 1748 x 1240 154 x 111 mm 1819 x 1311
A5 210 x148 mm 2480 x 1748 216 x 154 mm 2551 x 1819
A4 297 x 210 mm 3508 x 2480 303 x 216 mm 3579 x 2551
A3 420 x 297 mm 4961 x 3605 426 x 303 mm 5031 x 3579
A2 594 x 420 mm 7016 x 4961 600 x 426 mm 1087 x 5031
A1 841 x 594 mm 9933 x 7016 847 x 600 mm 10004 x 7087
A0 1189 x 841 mm 14043 x 9333 1195 x 847 mm 14114 x 10004


If you have any queries about document sizes or would like to discuss your next print project find out what Lemon Press can do for you, call us on 01527 510262 or email info@nulllemonpress.co.uk

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