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Paper Sizes

  Paper is the most expensive part of manufacturing a book.This is important is for the design. Using the information below can help determine the physical size of the book, binding, size of the spine, cost, and even the shipping changes. When a book printer talks paper, you should understand the types. You could purchase small amounts of different paper weights and make your own compasison.


Basic Paper sizes
Paper Type Basic size
"Bond"
Ledger
8.5" x 11"
17" x 22"
"Offset"
Book
Text
Coated Paper
25" x 38"
"Cover"20" x 26"
"Tag Stock"24" x 36"
"Index"25-1/2" x 30-1/2"

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