Newspaper Paper Sizes

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Newspaper formats vary substantially, with different formats more common in different countries. The size of a newspaper format refers to the size of the paper page; the printed area within that can vary substantially depending on the newspaper.

In some countries, particular formats have associations with particular types of newspaper; for example, in the United Kingdom, there is a distinction between "tabloid" and "broadsheet" as references to newspaper content quality, which originates with the more popular newspapers using the tabloid format; hence "tabloid journalism".

Newspapers have a separate set of sizes. In a recent trend many newspapers have been undergoing what is known as 'web cut down', in which the publication is redesigned to print using a narrower (and less expensive) roll of paper. In extreme examples, some broadsheet papers are nearly as narrow as traditional tabloids.

Source: Wikipedia

Format Width x Height (mm) Width x Height (in)
Broadsheet 600 x 750 mm 23.6 x 29.5 in
Berliner 315 x 470 mm 12.4 x 18.5 in
Tabloid 280 x 430 mm 11 x 16.9 in
Compact 280 x 430 mm 11 x 16.9 in
Nordisch 400 x 570 mm 15.7 x 22.4 in
Rhenish 350 x 520 mm 13.8 x 20.5 in
Swiss 320 x 475 mm 12.6 x 18.7 in
Canadian Tabloid 260 x 368 mm 10.2 x 14.5 in
Ciner 350 x 500 mm 13.8 x 19.7 in
Norwegian Tabloid 280 x 400 mm 11 x 15.7 in
US Broadsheet 381 x 578 mm 15 x 22.8 in
New York Times 305 x 559 mm 12 x 22 in
Wall Street Journal 305 x 578 mm 12 x 22.8 in
South African Broadsheet 410 x 578 mm 16.1 x 22.8 in
British Broadsheet 375 x 597 mm 14.8 x 23.5 in