List of A Papers :
  • A0 sheet of paper
  • A1 sheet of paper
  • A2 sheet of paper
  • A3 sheet of paper
  • A4 sheet of paper
  • A5 sheet of paper
  • A6 sheet of paper
  • A7 sheet of paper
  • A8 sheet of paper
  • A9 sheet of paper
  • A10 sheet of paper

A2 Paper Size

A2 format is the third largest A paper . It was standardized by ISO 216 at its inception in 1975, even if the A sizes were first issued by the DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung, German Institute of Standards) in 1922.

This was a result of the normalization ratio imagined by Lichtenberg in 1786 in a letter in which he explained its practicality, the letter itself was written on a √ 2 ratio sheet.

Since then, the proportions between the different A sizes are always respected: 1.4142 (a / b = 2b / a = √ 2). This allows you to convert smaller or larger, a sheet of paper without changing its content.

A2 size measure twice the A3. Its surface is 0.25 m² (or 0.3 square yards, 2.69 square foot, 387.5 square inches). Its width is equal to the length of A3 and its length is equal to A1 width. Its available printing surface, including recommended margins, is 544 x 380 millimeters, while its total area is 594 x 420 mm or 23.39 x 16.54 inches.

A2 format is widely used for posters or calendars. This is a format that requires a very expensive printer, which is why most A2 are still printed by professionals.

The A2 size is equivalent to ¼ of A0 or ½ of A1 (larger sizes) or 2 A3 sheets, 4 A4 sheets ... (smaller sizes).

To calculate the weight, it must refer to A0, measuring 1 m², as paper weights are indicated in g/m². Thus, it takes 4 A2 pages to form an A0 one, therefore, for a 120 g/m²paper, a A2 sheet weighs 120/4 = 30 grams.

The measurements in inches of A2 is 16.54 x 23.39

The size of A2 is 16.54 x 23.39 inches

or 16 9/16 x 23 3/8 inches

The size in centimeters of A2 is 42 x 59.4

The size of A2 is 42 x 59.4 centimeters

or 420 x 594 millimeters

A2 is a very specific size of paper, it's mostly used for large format printings.

It can for a poster, a blueprint, calendar...

Buy a printer A2 is very expensive, this is why the majority of impressions are made by printers.

If you printing a valuable document like a poster, it's clearly better to ask a laminating paper. It will protect your work from scratches, dust and all other damages.

Don't forget : A2 paper printing are mostly print on a single side.

You can use a minimum resolution of 200 dpi but to avoid loss of quality, we recommend printing with a resolution of 300 dpi.


The area of A2 paper sheet:

  • Square yard: 0.3
  • Square foot: 2.69
  • Square inch: 387.5

A2 paper area

Printing area of a sheet of paper A2 is 380 x 544 mm

Print surface A2 : 380 x 544 mm

A2 digital size in 300 dpi is 4961 x 7016 pixels

A2 size in 300 dpi : 4961 x 7016 pixels

A2 digital size in 150 dpi is 2481 x 3509 pixels

A2 size in 150 dpi : 2481 x 3509 pixels

Difference between A2 and all the others paper sizes

Difference A2/A0 Difference A2/A1 Difference A2/A3 Difference A2/A4 Difference A2/A5 Difference A2/A6 Difference A2/A7 Difference A2/A8 Difference A2/A9 Difference A2/A10
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