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Choosing Paper Sizes

Under Windows, you are given a list of sizes you can choose from. In theory this printer can print anything from 1-inch up to 100 feet. In practice, the printer driver makes you choose from several pre-defined sizes. As of yet, we do not know a way around this behavior.

Good Paper Sizes

  • A0 is approximately 3 feet by 4 feet.
  • Architectural E is exactly 3 feet by 4 feet
  • Architectural D, in landscape mode, would produce a 3 foot by 2 foot poster.
  • The other sizes that the Windows printer driver offers are self-explanatory. If you have experience printing to this printer or with software interacting with the printer, send a note to root@cs.virginia.edu.
    Here are many international paper sizes and their equivalent sizes in both millimeters and inches.


    ANSI Sizes
    Size Inches Millimeters
    ANSI A (letter) 8.5 11 215.3 279.4
    ANSI A (legal) 8.5 14 215.3 355.6
    ANSI B (tabloid) 11 17 279.4 431.8
    ANSI C 17 22 431.8 558.8
    ANSI D 22 34 558.8 863.6
    ANSI E 34 44 863.6 1117.6
    European Sizes
    Size Millimeters Inches
    A0 841 1189 33 1/8 46 1/4
    A1 594 841 23 3/8 33 1/8
    A2 420 594 16 1/2 23 3/8
    A3 297 420 11 3/4 16 1/2
    A4 210 297 8 1/4 11 3/4
    A5 148 210 5 7/8 8 1/4
    A6 105 148 4 1/8 5 7/8
    A7 74 105 2 7/8 4 1/8
    A8 52 74 2 2 7/8
    A9 37 52 1 1/2 2
    A10 26 37 1 1 1/2
    Architectural Sizes
    Size Inches Millimeters
    Architectural A 9 12 228.6 304.8
    Architectural B 12 18 304.8 457.2
    Architectural C 18 24 457.2 609.6
    Architectural D 24 36 609.6 914.4
    Architectural E1 30 42 762 1066.8
    Architectural E 36 48 914.4 1219.2
    Japanese JIS Sizes
    Size Inches Millimeters
    JIS B4 10 14.3 254 364
    JIS B3 14.3 20.3 364 515
    JIS B2 20.3 28.7 515 728
    JIS B1 28.7 40.6 728 1030