Newspaper Paper Sizes
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.
|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|