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Standards & Conversions

Standard Page Sizes

 

Business Card: 3.5" w X 2" h

Letter (U.S.): 8.5" w X 11" h
A4 (European Letter): 210 X 297 mm (8.26" w X 11.69" h)

Legal: 8.5" w X 14" h

Tabloid (U.S.): 11" w X 17" h
A3 (European Tabloid): 297 X 420 mm (11.69" w X 16.54" h)

#9 Envelope: 8.875" w X 3.875" h
#10 Envelope: 9.5" w X 4.125" h

Visit The Envelope Guide for more envelope standards.

A-2 Card: 4.25" w X 5.5" h
A-2 Envelope: 4.375" w X 5.375" h

A-6 Card: 4.625" w X 6.25" h
A-6 Envelope: 4.375" w X 6.5" h

A-7 Card: 5.125" w X 7" h
A-7 Envelope: 5.25" w X 7.25" h

Monarch Letterhead: 7.25" w X 10.5" h
Monarch Envelope: 7.5" wX 3.875" w (#7 3/4 Commercial)

 
Unit of Measure Conversions
 

Converting Inches Fractions to Decimals: Divide the fraction's "top" number by its "bottom" number.

Ex: 5/16" = .3125" (Divide 5 by 16)

 
1/32" = .03125
1/16" = .0625
3/32" = .09375
1/8" = .125
5/32" = .15625
3/16" = .1875
7/32" = .21875
1/4" = .25
9/32" = .28125
5/16" = .3125
11/32" = .34375
3/8" = .375
13/32" = .40625
7/16" = .4375
15/32" = .46875
1/2" = .5
17/32" = .53125
9/16" = .5625
19/32" = .59375
5/8" = .625
21/32" = .65625
11/16" = .6875
23/32" = .71875
3/4" = .75
25/32" = .78125
13/16" = .8125
27/32" = .84375
7/8" = .875
29/32" = .90625
15/16" = .9375
31/32" = .96875
1" = 1.0
 

Converting Inches to Millimeters: Multiply by 25.4    Ex: 7" X 25.4" = 177.8 mm (Note: Round up to 178 mm)

 
Converting Millimeters to Inches: Multiply by .03937    Ex: 178 mm X .03937 = 7"
 

General U.S./Metric Length Measurements

1 inch = 25.4 millimeters 
1 foot = 304.80 millimeters 
1 yard = 914.40 millimeters 
1 millimeter = 0.03937 inch 
1 centimeter = 0.3937 inch 
1 decimeter = 3.937 inches 
1 meter = 39.37 inches 
1 meter = 3.28 feet 
1 square inch = 0.000 645 meter
1 square millimeter = 0.00155 square inch 
1 square meter = 10.764 square feet 

General U.S./Metric Weight Measurements

1 ounce = 28.3495 grams
1 pound = 0.4536 kilogram
1 short ton (2,000 lb.) = 907.18 kilograms 
1 metric ton (2,204.6 lb.) = 1,000 kilograms 
1 long ton (2,240 lb.) = 1,016.05 kilograms 
1 gram = 0.0353 ounce 
1 kilogram = 2.20462 pounds 
1,000 grams = 1 kilogram 
1,000 kilograms = 1 metric ton 

 
General Metric Rules
 
  • Grammage = basis weight stated in grams per square meter (gsm). 
  • Separate digits in groups of three, using a space rather than a comma. Example: 1 000 000
  • A number less than 1 should appear with a zero to the left of the decimal point. Example: 0.41
  • Periods are not used after abbreviations. 
  • Meter is the spelling likely to be used in the U.S. England and France use "metre." 
  • Millimeters are to be rounded off to the nearest whole number. i.e., if the dimension is 0.5 mm or more, increase to 1.
  • In stating a sheet size in millimeters, add "mm" after last dimension only. Example: 432 x 559 mm 
  • A space should be left between number and abbreviations. Example: 432 mm
 
 
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