Knowing your papers

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You may not think much about paper sizes right now. However, without knowing your B1s from your A4s, you won’t be able to properly decide between printing methods. The subject of paper sizes can appear dispiriting initially, but we are here to guide you through it all.

What sorts of paper sizes are available?

The A size is the one most individuals are familiar with. For general printing applications, the ISO states that they are the most ordinary. A myriad of programs have A4 as their default option, as do many of our home printers. A5 is the preferred choice for direct mail mediums like leaflets, flyers, and brochures.

In contrast to their A counterparts, the B variants aren’t as customary. Their use is most common for more extensive materials like posters. B sizes create a wider scope of paper types. They are larger than A ones. B3 is in between A3 and A4. Similarly, B5 lies halfway between A4 and A5.

Is there anything else I should know?

Prior to looking at the sizes and getting to printing, you must think about the amount of pages your documents require. If your plan is to generate in-depth marketing materials, the paper will have to be lighter. The bleed and binding is something else you should be aware of. Bleed is printing that persists to the edge once it’s been cropped. Binding is how you’re going to keep everything together.

At Global Mailing, our status as market leading international direct mail specialists means certain standards are expected from us. After all, many of our customers are market leaders themselves. In addition to doing the job well, we also aim to make your lives easier at the same time.

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