A5 Size: Make the Right Choice

On the surface, paper sizes can become a little bewildering and unfathomable when compared to one another in the A-series. However, once you know how each size correlates, ordering the right paper type for your business is a breeze!

An internationally recognised ISO 216 standard paper size, A5 paper measures 148 x 210mm. By folding an A5 paper type in two along the shortest side, you can create an A6 document. Alternatively, placing two A5 pages next to each other creates an A4 paper size.

A5 Dimensions: Millimetres, Centimetres and Inches

  • Paper format: A5
  • Dimensions in millimetres: 148 x 210 mm
  • Dimensions in Centimeters: 14.8 x 21 cm
  • Dimensions in Inches: 5.8 x 8.3 in
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A5 Paper Print Usages

The A5 paper size can fulfil an abundance of different professional and personal usages. From A5 stapled booklets, A5 flyer printing, a brochure, to a daily planner (don't forget to also check out our posters), A5 paper can be transformed into anything; a cost-efficient multifunctional size that truly packs a punch.

a5 Flyer

While relatively small, A5 offers a generous space for compelling designs and can convey important information in bitesize chunks. The A5 paper stock can be used as a commercial flyer or slotted seamlessly into an envelope for mail-out campaigns.

What’s more, A5 paper is a tactile and convenient size that can be held and transferred in the palm of your hands. An intimate and delicate size, the A5 paper type is large enough to convey relevant details and is a great space for inciting creativity.

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A5 Booklet Printing

The A5 paper stock is most typically used for promotional and commercial booklets. Whilst a smaller size than its A4 counterparts, the A5 booklet size offers sufficient surface space for eye-catching designs and concise text.

Whether you are looking to kit out your personal stationery, start getting organised, or advertise your business at a trade fair or convention, A5 booklets are the best companion for your business. A perfect portable size that can be inserted into bags or purses, A5 booklets can advertise your business around the clock.

Furthermore, we offer a plethora of booklet binding options to suit your business aesthetic. From perfect binding, stapled booklets, right down to wire bound booklets, each specific binding method is mighty enough to showcase your corporation's best features!

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A5 Printing Resolution

A5 paper is defined by the ISO 216 standard and is part of the A-series. A popular paper type used worldwide, A5 paper is supported by most, if not all, printers and computer software programs. To ensure your A5 paper is printed in superb image quality, your resolution must be 148 x 210 at 300 dpi.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the dimensions of A5 size?

The A5 size is a standard paper size that is often used for documents, brochures, and other printed materials. It measures 148 x 210 millimetres, or 5.83 x 8.27 inches. It is half the size of an A4 sheet, and is often used for smaller documents such as leaflets, flyers, and booklets. It is also a popular size for greeting cards and postcards.

2. What is the weight of A5 size?

The weight of an A5 size paper depends on the type of paper and the thickness of the paper. Generally speaking, A5 size paper is typically around 80gsm (grams per square meter) in weight. This means that a single sheet of A5 size paper would weigh approximately 2.5g or 0.005 lb. However, the weight of A5 size paper can vary greatly depending on the type of paper and the thickness of the paper.

3. What is the thickness of A5 size?

The A5 size paper is a standard size of paper used in many countries around the world. It is typically used for printing documents, such as letters, invoices, reports, brochures, and booklets. The A5 size paper measures 148 x 210 millimetres, or 5.8 x 8.3 inches. The thickness of A5 size paper can vary depending on the type of paper and the manufacturer.

4. How many pages can A5 size booklets hold?

The number of pages that can fit into an A5 size paper depends on several factors, including the type of paper used, the type of printing, and the size of the margins. For example, if you use standard 20-pound bond paper and print with a laser printer, you can typically fit up to 8 pages on an A5 size paper.

5. What is the printing area of A5 size?

The printing area of an A5 size is 148 x 210 mm (5.83 x 8.27 inches). This size is commonly used for printing documents such as flyers, brochures, leaflets, and other marketing materials. The A5 size is part of the ISO 216 standard, which is an international standard for paper sizes.

6. What is the bleed area of A5 size?

The bleed area of an A5 size is the area of the page that extends beyond the trim edge, or the edge that will be cut off when the document is printed. The bleed area is typically 3mm on each side of the page, which means that the total bleed area for an A5 size is 6 mm. The bleed area is important for a few reasons.

7. What is the trim size of A5 size?

The trim size of an A5 size is 148 x 210 millimetres, or 5.8 x 8.3 inches. This size is the exact size of the finished product after trimming, meaning that the size of the paper used to print the product must be slightly larger than the trim size. For example, if you are printing an A5 size product, you would need to use paper that is 150 x 210 millimetres, or 5.9 x 8.3 inches.

8. What is the margin size of A5 size?

The margin size of an A5 size paper is typically 5mm (millimetres) on all sides. This means that the total margin size for an A5 size paper is 20mm (millimetres). The margin size of an A5 size paper is usually determined by the printer or software that is used to print the document. The margin size is typically set to 5mm (millimetres) on all sides, which is the standard size for most printers and software programs.

9. How do I fold A5 size?

Folding an A5 size paper can be done in several different ways. Depending on the type of fold you are looking to achieve, the steps may vary slightly. If you are looking to create a standard letter fold, begin by laying the paper flat on a clean surface. Take the top edge of the paper and fold it down to the bottom edge, creating a crease.

10. How do I cut A5 size?

Cutting an A5 size paper can be done in a few different ways, depending on the tools you have available. If you have access to a paper cutter, you can use it to quickly and accurately cut your paper to the A5 size. To do this, you will need to measure the paper and then adjust the paper cutter to the correct size. Once the paper cutter is set, you can then place the paper in the cutter and make your cut.

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