Choosing The Right Paper Size For Your Printing Project

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How do I know what size paper to buy for greeting cards and other projects?

Choosing The Right Paper Size For Your Printing Project

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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