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On 07/24/2014 03:52 PM, Doug wrote:

On 07/24/2014 07:35 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Is that 22 inches by 17 inches??!!??

22x17 is what we call in the US B-size. 8½x11 is A-size, and B-size is
just twice that. C-size is twice B-size, and so on up thru E-size, then the
system is modified.

Probably the output is meant for a printer that can print B-size. Or
a plotter.


I do not know of any printer that is not a high end commercial printing company device that can print 22x17 inches, unless you have a 17 inch wide plotter at home or in your office. The costs of buying and maintaining such a printer is something most people cannot afford. If you do not run 100's or 1000's of these sheets a year, then it would be cheaper to go to your nearest sign/banner printing company. Of course there are some companies that will take your order and ship in to you. Staples Office supply stores have options [delivery only] that are larger than the needed 22x17 inches, but it can always be cut down to the actual size.

BUT, that does not help the "test printing" of the poster/banner/etc. for the original post. I find that owning a low cost HP wide format printer helps. It goes up to 13x19 inches [you can get photo paper this size]. Then you have some better options for printing larger posters scaled down to the largest paper you have. So I print/export to a PDF file and then use printer's scaling options. Sometimes, depending on the document type, to create a high quality JPG file and scale it through a package's [GIMP] printing options.

As for your description of A-size - - - 8.5 x 11 inches is not an A size that I have heard of. It is US Letter. I have never seen any reference that US Letter described as "A" size. The closest is A4, but A4 is a little narrower and a little taller.

B is 11x17 inches - also called Tabloid.
Super B is 13x19 inches

JB4 - 257x364 mm
B5 - 176x250 mm
JB5 - 182x257 mm

A6 - 105x148 mm
A5 - 148x210
A4 - 210x297
A3 - 297x420
A3+ - 330x483 mm

These sizes are according to my HP Officejet 7000 wide format printer. Since it does not print larger than Super B, I do not know the actual inches for C or E sizes. [except C6 "Envelope" - 114x162 mm]

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