Paper Sizes

The standard for drawing sheet sizes is the A series. The basic size in this series is the A0 size (1189mm x 841mm) which has
an area of about 1-m3. The sides of every size in the series are in the ratio Sqrt(2) = 1.414 : 1 and each size is half the area of
the next larger size

Drawing Sheet Size

Size in millimetres

Size in inches

A0

1189 x 841

46.81 x 33.11

A1

841 x 594

33.11 x 23.39

A2

594 x 420

23.39 x 16.55

A3

420 x 297

16.55 x 11.69

A4

297 x 210

11.69 x 8.27

A5

210 x 148

8.27 x 5.84

A6

148 x 105

5.84 x 4.13

Preferred Scales For Drawings
The preferred scales are
1:1, 1:2, 1:5, 1:10, 1:20, 1:50, 1:100

BS EN ISO 5457 Drawing Sheet Sizes
Designation

Trimmed Sheet

Width (mm) / Length (mm)

Drawing Space +/- 0.5mm
Width (mm) / Length (mm)

Untrimmed sheet +/- 2mm

Width (mm) /Length (mm

A0

841 1189

821 1159

880 1230

A1

594 841

574 811

625 880

A2

420 594

400 564

450 625

A3

297 420

277 390

330 450

A4

210 297

180 277

240 330

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