July 24, 2009, Newsletter Issue #176: Choosing The Right Paper Size For Your Printing Project

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Buying the right paper size for your printing project can be an intensive decision-making task. To help make the process a little easier, we’re providing some guidelines for some popular printing projects.

For photos, you have a range of choices, depending on whether you want to print for a specific frame, print multiples on one sheet, or create a large sized print. Possible sizes include 4”x6”, 5”x7”, 2”x12”, 8.5”x11”, 11”x17”, and 13”x19”. A special printing project, like creating greeting cards or a calendar, typically works well with two different size types. A 4”x6” paper size or 8.5”x11” paper size will work well. Use the 4”x6” paper size as a postcard-type greeting or fold it in half for a petite thank you card. The 8.5”x11” paper size folded in half makes a great larger-sized greeting card or calendar.Special projects, like newsletters and letter-sized mailings, work well with 8.5”x11” paper. For postcard-sized mailings, you can try a 4”x6” paper size for your printing project.

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