A Quick Guide to Photo Paper Sizes
Most paper bought nowadays follow the industry standard A sizes. But that is not necessarily the ideal format.
For example 10x8 has traditionally been the portrait sizes and is still widely used for framed photos. For photo saring or albums 4x6 (10x15cm) and 5x7 (13x18cm) are the most popular The industry refers to these as "R"sizes - from 3R, 4R, 5R, 6R, 8R to 11R.
Other photographers like their prints to reflect exactly what they see through the viewfinder - - "What you see is what you print". Whiulst the aspect ratio of 1.42:1 is near to the 3:" aspect ratio for most DSLR cameras it is not the same and some cropping will occur. If you use the 4:3 ratio camera (Olympus or most compacts) then there will be much more cropping - the balance will be different.
Square pictures are popular too.
Here is a list of paper sizes which photographers might like to consider. Of course they are all available from OPUSalbums.com, either as standard products or using the 'Photo Paper How You Want it' serviceMost vendors give you the choice of A4 and A3. Some give A2. We offer no fewer than 62 different cut sheet sizes (at the last count) and six wide format widths. And the list is growing
Here are those currently available:
Note re sizes
There are some variations as to the exact sizes - those shown are as used by OPUSalbums.com and minor adjustments have in the interests of economy. However in all cases we have preserved the aspect ratio.
For example 6x4 is normally 152x102mm – in our case it is 148x99mm – less than 3% smaller.
In the case of American letter there is an option of 8.5x11 or 8.25x11 – the latter has to be cut from A3 which is very wasteful. If there is a demand we will bring some product over from the USA.
For 2/3 A4 - as we have 1/3 A4 left over we supply the 1/3 A4 offering free of charge.