Here are our sizing guidelines for different types of prints.

Business Cards: 55mm x 90 mm or 5.5 cm x 9.0 cm – This is our recommended New Zealand business card size, it has the same dimensions as a credit card.

Compliment Slips or DLE Flyers : DL 99mm by 210mm

Flyers Auckland

A Series Formats B Series Formats C Series Formats
4A0 1682 × 2378
2A0 1189 × 1682
A0 841 × 1189 B0 1000 × 1414 C0 917 × 1297
A1 594 × 841 B1 707 × 1000 C1 648 × 917
A2 420 × 594 B2 500 × 707 C2 458 × 648
A3 297 × 420 B3 353 × 500 C3 324 × 458
A4 210 × 297 B4 250 × 353 C4 229 × 324
A5 148 × 210 B5 176 × 250 C5 162 × 229
A6 105 × 148 B6 125 × 176 C6 114 × 162
A7 74 × 105 B7 88 × 125 C7 81 × 114
A8 52 × 74 B8 62 × 88 C8 57 × 81
A9 37 × 52 B9 44 × 62 C9 40 × 57
A10 26 × 37 B10 31 × 44 C10 28 × 40

Portrait & Landscape Paper

Diagram of Portrait and Landscape Paper Presentation

The terms Portrait and Landscape when used to refer to paper indicate the way the paper is presented to the viewer. When paper is presented as in a letter with the short side at the top it is referred to as Portrait and when it has the long side at the top, for instance a print of a slide from a slide show, it is referred to as Landscape (see diagram to the right).

The names Portrait and Landscape are taken from art as portraits are generally painted with a shorter top edge and longer sides, with landscapes having the longer top edge and shorter sides.

Use Of The Terms Portrait Size & Landscape Size

Sometimes you may hear terms such as ‘A4 Portrait Size’ or ‘A3 Landscape Size’, technically the use of these terms is incorrect. For instance ‘A4 Portrait Size’ actually means A4 size paper presented to the user in Portrait view and ‘A3 Landscape Size’ means A3 size paper presented to the user as a Landscape view. You could use ‘A4 Size Portrait’ or ‘A3 Size Landscape’ to more clearly present your intentions in these cases.

Landscape & Portrait Binding & Binders

When a book is bound it will be bound in either Landscape or Portrait format. Most books are bound in Portrait format along the longer edge, this ensures that they are stronger and more durable. Books bound along the shorter edge are said to be in Landscape format.

It is a similar situation with Ring Binders or Lever Arch Files, if the rings are along the long side the binder is a Portrait Binder and if the rings are along the short side it is said to be a Landscape Binder.