11×17 Paper Size and Name
11×17 paper size is in the scope of US paper sizes, and has an official name as ANSI B size. It also has name as Tabloid paper size or Ledger paper size, either is called because of its orientation, and 11″x17″ is what it measures in inches.
So, literally, the commonly known name 11×17 paper is called simply by its inch dimensions.
In metric terms, it measures 279.4 x 431.8 in mm, and 27.94 x 43.18 in cm.
Regions of Use
Different from ISO paper sizes which are used in the most countries of the world, it is mainly used in American countries including US, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, and some other regions under the influence of American colonization.
Drawing of 11×17 Size: Ledger & Tabloid
Below is the drawing of it in inches. As mentioned, it is interesting that its name Tabloid size or Ledge size in the United States is just called by its orientation, just as you can see on the drawing.
11×17 Size Chart
Dimensions in inches, cm, mm
|Size Name||Width x Height in inches||Width x Height in cm||Width x Height in mm|
||11″ x 17″||27.94 x 43.18 cm||279.4 x 431.8 mm|
||17″ x 11″||43.18 x 27.94 cm||431.8 x 279.4 mm|
Dimensions in Pixels
||792 x 1224 px||1056 x 1632 px||3300 x 5100 px|
||1224 x 792 px||1632 x 1056 px||5100 x 3300 px|
* PPI (pixels per inch) = DPI (dots per inch) = Resolution
Differences from Some Common Sizes
Compare with ISO A3 Paper Size
For people in countries where ISO paper size is popular, it is somewhat abstract to immediately imagine the size of 11×17 paper size. If choose an ISO size similar to it, the size of A3 is the closest.
A3 paper size (which is 11.69×16.54 inches) though is very close, still not the same because both are defined by different systems, remember never to confuse these two sizes.
Compare with Letter Size
11×17 paper size is larger than Letter size (which is the most popular paper size in US, measures 8.5×11 inches), and exactly the sum of two Letter sizes. So it provides double space than Letter size for printing, and is more suitable for drawings with detailed data.
How they relate to each other
Cut a piece of 11×17 sheet evenly along the middle line of the long side, you will get two pieces of sheet in Letter size. However, unlike the ISO size which has exactly the same aspect ratio, the 11×17 aspect ratio is different from the Letter size.
Compare with ANSI D Size
Compared to the larger ANSI D which measures 22″x34″, the main size used for architectural drawings in the United States, 11×17 paper is better suited for making their scaled-down versions.
It does not require a special printer to fit it, and has enough space to print details for reference. Because of its smaller size, it is also far more portable than the ANSI D, and can be carried by architects or designers during construction, so that they can be marked or corrected at any time.
How they relate to each other
Averagely cut a piece of ANSI D sheet evenly along the middle line of the long side and the middle line of the short side, you will get 4 pieces of 11×17 paper. Thus, an ANSI D size is 4 times of 11×17 paper size, and the two have exactly the same aspect ratio.
Based on the advantages compared with other sizes under the US paper size system, 11×17 paper is normally used for diagrams, drawings and large tables, and of course office printing.
Moderate size makes 11×17 the most commonly used paper in architectural drawings and engineering, and you can find it in any engineering office.
And of course, it can also be used to print restaurant menu, posters, and materials for promotion and marketing. For example, 11×17 sized posters are popular in US and Canada.
As the best-selling American type of paper, 11×17 size paper can be easily found in any supermarket or stationery store. The convenience of buying channels also contributes to its popularity.
Main Facts of 11×17 Paper Size
in inches: 11 x 17″
in mm: 279.4 x 431.8
in cm: 27.94 x 43.18
in pixels (72ppi): 792 x 1224 px
in pixels (96ppi): 1056 x 1632 px
in pixels (300ppi): 3300 x 5100 px
Area: 187 square inches.
Country of use: North American countries, Mexico, and the Philippines
Usage: Mostly used for diagrams, drawings and large tables, and of course office printing.
Approximate ISO Paper Size: A3 Size, measures 11.69 x 16.54″ in inches or 297 x 420 in mm