A and B formats

A Formats / B Formats

formats A, impression format A, format flyer, format affiche, format A0, format A1, format A3, format A4, format A5, format A6, format personnalisé

A formats The mostly used

Formats used in Europe to maximize printing budgets according to rolls and paper sheets available. Never use the "Letter format" in Europe and always convert your files to A4.

Digital Express printing allows tailored formats (flyers, business cards, posters, brochures...). Offset printing doesn't allow it all the time. 
 

Conversion chart
 

2A0           1189 x 1682 mm             46,8 x 66,2 inches
A0841 x 1189 mm33,1 x 46,8 inches
A1594 x 841 mm23,4 x 33,1 inches
A2420 x 594 mm16,5 x 23,4 inches
A3297 x 420 mm11,7 x 16,5 inches
A4210 x 297 mm8,3 x 11,7 inches
A5148 x 210 mm5,8 x 8,3 inches
A6105 x 148 mm4,1 x 5,8 inches
A774 x 105 mm2,9 x 4,1 inches
A852 x 74 mm2,0 x 2,9 inches
   
   
formats B, impression format B, format affiche, format poster, format B0, format cadre ikea, format B2, format B1, format B0

B formats Large posters

B formats are not very optimized for small size printing as all sheets in Europe are based on the A formats. You can loose a 30% surface for the same price as an A format. For large formats, it's not a problem. Otherwise it follows the same rules as the A formats. 
 

Conversion chart
 

B0        1000 x 1414 mm            39,4 x 55,7 inches
B1707 x 1000 mm27,8 x 39,4 inches
B2500 x 707 mm19,7 x 27,8 inches
B3353 x 500 mm13,9 x 19,7 inches
B4250 x 353 mm9,8 x 13,9 inches
B5176 x 250 mm6,9 x 9,8 inches
B6125 x 176 mm4,9 x 6,9 inches
B788 x 125 mm3,5 x 4,9 inches
B862 x 88 mm2,4 x 3,5 inches