Paper Sizes Guide

Paper Sizes Guide

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16 Oct 2015

Updated: 6 June 2022

Hello! Hollie here. I’m one of instantprint’s Personal Artworkers, and I’d like to share a quick size guide with you to help you make your design print-ready.

The table below is based on printing a portrait document at 300dpi (dots per inch) – meaning it’ll print in really high quality. You can use these measurements to set up your document in your preferred design software program based on what size product you want.


Size Name Size in mm
(without bleed area)
Size in pixels 300dpi
(without bleed area)
Size in mm
(with bleed area)
Size in pixels 300dpi
(with bleed area)
  Business Card 85 x 55 mm 1004 x 650 px 91 x 61 mm 1075 x 720 px
  DL / Comp Slip 99 x 210 mm 1169 x 2480 px 105 x 216 mm 1240 x 2551 px
  A7 105 x 74mm 1240 x 874 px 108 x 77 mm 1276 x 909 px
  A6 148 x 105 mm 1748 x 1240 px 154 x 111 mm 1819 x 1311 px
  A5 210 x 148 mm 2480 x 1748 px 216 x 154 mm 2551 x 1819 px
  A4 297 x 210 mm 3508 x 2480 px 303 x 216 mm 3579 x 2551 px
  A3 420 x 297 mm 4961 x 3508 px 426 x 303 mm 5031 x 3579 px
  A2 594 x 420 mm 7016 x 4961 px 600 x 426 mm 7087 x 5031 px
  A1 841 x 594 mm 9933 x 7016 px 847 x 600 mm 10004 x 7087 px
  A0 1189 x 841 mm 14043 x 9933 px 1195 x 847 mm 14114 x 10004 px
  Roller Banners 800 x 2000 mm 9449 x 23622 px 806 x 2006 mm 9520 x 23693 px


A Quick Guide to 'A' Sizes

The table below compares the different A sizes available for printing, giving you an idea of how big your finished print item will be once it arrives. Many people are aware of the size of an A4 sheet of paper, so it may help to picture A4 paper size when thinking about the aspect ratio. Be sure to measure your desired advertising space before printing to ensure your print fits the space.

a diagram comparing the different A sizes




We offer booklets in the following sizes:


An image comparing the sizes of booklets


booklet size table


We also offer a short edge bound stapled and wirebound booklets (in all sizes except DL) which means you will have a landscape booklet. For this, all you need to do is flip the measurements round.

landscape wire bound booklet size comparison

Please note that our thread sewn hardback and paper back books are only available in sizes A4 and A5. If you require a different size of thread sewn book, please get in touch with our account management team who’ll be happy to arrange a bespoke print order for you.

Business Cards

We offer business cards in the following sizes:


An image comparing different business card sizes

*Standard business card size includes our premium, economy, loyalty, recycled and Kraft business cards.


table showing business card sizes

To see how these sizes compare with international paper sizes, and business cards in the USA and Canada, check out our business card size guide here.

Exhibition Stands

We offer exhibition stands in the following sizes:

Image showing a comparison of the different exhibition stand sizes


We name our exhibition stand sizes in numbers like this because of the amount of panels in each one. All of our stands are split into 3 sections (2 are not fully visible) and the middle section is split depending on how big the stand is.

As exhibition stands are a lot bigger than our other products, we need the resolution to be set at 150dpi.

exhibition stand size grid


All of our exhibition stands come with a podium. This is to store your stand whilst you’re not using it and as a handy table for your event. The podium graphic is the same size for all of stand sizes.



We offer flags in the following sizes:

an image comparing different promotional flag banner sizes and shapes


When setting up flag artwork, we recommend using one of our templates and filling the entire area with your artwork. 

In the table below, we’ve listed the total area of the artwork which is what we will print before your flag is cut and the visual area is the part that you will see once the flag is finished.


flag size grid


Flyers & Leaflets

We offer flyers and leaflets in the following sizes and styles:

An image comparing flyer sizes


flyer size table chart


Folded Leaflets

We offer folded leaflets in the following sizes and styles:


Image showing a comparison of folded leaflet sizes


A table of folded leaflet sizes



We offer posters in the following sizes:


Image comparing different poster sizes


Poster size comparison table

Indoor and outdoor poster frames are available in sizes A4, A3, A2 and A1. Pavement style A-frames are also available in sizes A2 and A1.


Roller Banners

We offer roller banners in the following sizes:




An image comparing different roller banner sizes and options

roller banner size guide table



We offer signage in the following sizes:


an image comparing different signage sizes


table showing the sizes of printed signs



We offer stickers in the following sizes and shapes:


image showing a comparison of sticker sizes


sticker size guide table

When setting up your circle sticker artwork, please set it up as a square. For example, for a 37mm circle sticker, please set your artwork up as a 37mm x 37mm square and keep important information away from the edges. The corners will act as your bleed area


Top Tips

  • Set your document size before you start designing; getting your prep right is so important for fantastic print
  • You can also look at the product you want on the website to find the exact sizes in mm


Need More Help?

If you'd like more advice on choosing the right size product for your print needs, please get in touch with our client service advisors who'd be happy to support you. Alternatively, our free sample pack features of a range of popular products in a variety of sizes. You can order a free sample pack here.


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About the Author

Hi, I’m Hollie. I’m one of instantprint’s Artworkers. I create content to support our clients to create professional print, no matter their experience.