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    A question for all our friends across the pond. In the UK and europe we 'generally' run to a standard trim size A4 (210x297) - however, we are regularly asked by clients for a trim size for 'US A4' for material being produced for both european and US markets

    So far I have been given a number of definitions ranging from: 216x279, 280x215, 280x210, 285x220 to name but a few.

    Searches on the net are ambiguous, with no definitive standard for American or US A4. Can anyone clarify this to me or point me in the right direction to a US standards website.

    Seejay

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    Re: Paper fetish ;-)

    You mean a US letter size? (It really does become ambiguous when you start calling it a "US A4!")

    I think a US +letter+ is 216x279. (But I wouldn't really know, because we're metric here.)

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      Re: Paper fetish ;-)

      seejay,

      I have U.S. version of CS3. When I go to Illustrator's Document Setup, if I choose A4...
      and then choose inches, it's 8.2677 x 11.6929.
      and then choose millimeters, it's 210 x297.

      This is not a U.S. letter size.

      When I go to Illustrator's Document Setup, if I choose Letter...
      and then choose inches, it's 8.5 x 11.
      and then choose millimeters, it's 215.9 x 279.4.

      So A4 and Letter are different sizes, and these can easily be obtained from Adobe Illustrator's Document Setup (as well as other sizes).

      Don

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        Re: Paper fetish ;-)

        This is the best chart I've found so far on the subject:

        http://www.prepressure.com/library/paper_sizes

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        • #5
          Re: Paper fetish ;-)

          Thanks for the link d_t!

          That link is much cleaner than the Wikipedia pages on the same topic:

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_size
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_216

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          • #6
            Re: Paper fetish ;-)

            Thanks for the help guys.

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