What is A1 Paper Size?
When you see the expression as A1 paper size, you see a size within the scope of ISO216 standard. A1 paper size is the second largest size in standard ISO A paper series. It measures 23.39 x 33.11 in inches, 594 x 841 in mm and 59.4 x 84.1 in cm.
Regions of Use
A1 is commonly used for making posters, wall charts, tracing paper, and technical drawings, and is a typical size in this kind of articles.
As a dimension cut directly from A0 in equal proportions, A1 has exactly half a square meter of area. Below is the drawing of A1 in inches and mm. The dimension in cm is 59.4 x 84.1.
A1 Size Chart
A1 dimensions in inches, mm, and cm
|Size #||in inches||in mm||in cm|
|A1||23.39 x 33.11||594 x 841||59.4 x 84.1|
A1 dimensions in pixels
A3 dimensions vary in pixels, depending on the PPI/DPI applied.
|A1||2384 x 3370 px||3179 x 4494 px||9933 x 14043 px|
* PPI (pixels per inch) = DPI (dots per inch) = Resolution
A Series Size Relations
A1 is the second largest paper size in the A series size of ISO 216 standard (based on DIN 476 standard of Germany in 1922), it is obtained by evenly dividing A0 size the largest one of A series size into two halves with the same proportion from the middle.
Then, if an A1 paper is divided into two sheets in equal proportion, you get two sheets of A2 size. By analogy, the order of A paper size from big to small is A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, etc., and each size follows the basic rule of ISO216 standard, that is, the ratio of long side to short side is √2:1. Same as A0 size, paper of this size is not widely used in daily life and work.
The following drawing shows the relationship between the sizes of the ISO A size.
A1 Dimensions in inches, :
in inches: 23.39 x 33.11″
in mm: 594 x 841 mm
in cm: 59.4 x 84.1 cm
A1 size in pixels:
in 72 ppi/dpi: 2384 x 3370 px
in 96 ppi/dpi: 3179 x 4494 px
in 300 dpi/ppi: 9933 x 14043 px
Area: 1/2 square meter.
Country of use: Most countries except North America
Other name: DIN-A1 Size
Usage: Usually used as advertising paper, technical drawings, photos, tracing paper or other printing purposes.
Advantages: The area is larger, so can be used to make complex drawings, and more information can be printed.
Disadvantages: Portability is inconvenient and limited by common printing equipments.
Ratio: It follows the ratio of ISO216 size standard, length to width: 1.414:1, or √2:1.
Approximate American size: ANSI D, which measures 559 x 864 in mm or 22 x 34″ in inches.