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North American Paper Sizes


The standard North American paper sizes are based on inches and is used widely in Canada, United States, and Mexico.

There are 3 types of sizes listed here which include:

ANSI – The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is based on the common letter size (8 1/2" x 11") ratio.
Arch – Architectural sizes are popular for North American architects as the ratios are simple like 4:3 and 3:2 which are also common ratios used on monitors.
Other – Other miscellaneous sizes based on inches.



ANSI Standard Paper Sizes

Format Name Inches Metric No Flap Biodegradable No Flap Flap Seal Biodegradable Flap Seal Protective Closure Hanging
ANSI A Letter 8.5" x 11" 279 x 216 B811NF, B811SNF - B811, B811S GR811 B811PC, B811SPC HB811S, HB811PC, HB811HD
ANSI B Ledger/Tabloid 11" x 17" 432 x 279 B1117NF - B1117 - B1117PC HB1117
ANSI C - 17" x 22" 559 x 432 - - B1722 - B1722PC -
ANSI D 22" x 34" 864 x 559 - - B2234 - - -
ANSI E 34" x 44" 1118 x 864 - - B4635** - - -

*The width fits, but the length is longer. Simply fold the adhesive flap down and seal it lower on the bag to create a snug fit.
**The width and the length is longer. Fold the adhesive flap down and seal it lower on the bag. Then fold and tape the excess width to make a snug fit.


Architectural (Arch) Standard Paper Sizes

Format Ratio Inches Metric No Flap Flap Seal Protective Seal Hanging
Arch A 4:3 12" x 9" 305 x 229 B9NF, B9SNF B9, B9SM, B129 B9PC, B9SPC HB9
Arch B 3:2 18" x 12" 457 x 305 B1218NF B1218 B1218PC -
Arch C 4:3 24" x 18" 610 x 457 B18NF B18 B18PC -
Arch D 3:2 36" x 24" 914 x 610 B24NF B24 B24PC -
Arch E 4:3 48" x 36" 1219 x 914 - B4840* - -
Arch E1 7:5 42" x 30" 1067 x 762 - B4432** - -

*The width fits, but the length is longer. Simply fold the adhesive flap down and seal it lower on the bag to create a snug fit.
**The width and the length is longer. Fold the adhesive flap down and seal it lower on the bag. Then fold and tape the excess width to make a snug fit.


Other Standard Paper Sizes

Name Inches Metric No Flap Biodegradable No Flap Flap Seal Biodegradable Flap Seal Protective Seal Hanging
US Business Card 2" x 3.5" 51 x 89 B3X2NF - B3X2 - - HB32
International Business Card 2.125" x 3.37" 53.98 x 85.6 - - - - - -
Japanese Business Card 2.165" x 3.583" 55 x 91 - - - - - -
Index Card 3" x 5" 76 x 127 - - B3 - - HB3
Index Card 4" x 6" 102 x 152 B4X6NF - B6X4, B4X6 GR4X6 B6X4PC, B4X6PC HB6X4, HB4X6, HB4X6PC
Index Card 5" x 8" 127 x 203 - - B85 - - BH85
Statement, Half Letter 5.5" x 8.5" 140 x 216 B59SNF - B59, B59S GR59 B59PC HB59, HB59S
Quarto 8" x 10" 203 x 254 B108NF, B108SNF - B108, B108S, B8, B8S GR108 B108PC, B108SPC, B8PC HB108, HB8
Executive, Monarch 7.25" x 10.5" 184 x 267 - - B711 - - -
Government-Letter 8" x 10.5" 203 x 267 B812NF** - B812** - B812PC** -
Foolscap, Folio 8" x 13" 203 x 330 - - - - - -
Legal 8.5" x 14" 216 x 356 - - B814 - - HB814, HB814HD
Super-B 13" x 19" 330 x 483 B1319NF - B1319 - B1319PC -
Post 15.5" x 19.5" 394 x 489 - - B16S** GR16** B16SPC** -
Crown 15" x 20" 381 x 508 - - B15* - - -
Large Post 16.5" x 21" 419 x 533 - - B1623* - B1623PC* -
Demy 17.5" x 22.5" 445 x 572 B18NF - B18** - B18PC** -
Medium 18" x 23" 457 x 584 B18NF - B18* - B18PC* -
Broadsheet 18" x 24" 457 x 610 B18NF - B18 - B18PC -
Royal 20" x 25" 508 x 635 - - B2026* - B2026PC* -
Elephant 23" x 28" 584 x 711 - - B2430** - B2430PC** -
Double Demy 22.5" x 35" 572 x 889 - - B24** - B24PC** -
Quad Demy 35" x 45" 889 x 1143 - - B4635** - - -

*The width fits, but the length is longer. Simply fold the adhesive flap down and seal it lower on the bag to create a snug fit.
**The width and the length is longer. Fold the adhesive flap down and seal it lower on the bag. Then fold and tape the excess width to make a snug fit.