Watercolour Paper Size Guide
Which paper size suits you?
Find out below which dimensions fit your needs best and don't forget to check out our great range watercolour paper; available in sizes matched to all our Artists' Paper Stretchers.
For the benefit of our customers wishing to know the dimensions of the most widely used A series paper sizes we've gone to the trouble of listing them below in an easy-to-read table listing both imperial and metric measurements. You're welcome.
In order to illustrate the above, and to highlight the advantages in terms of scaling offered by A series paper sizes, the paper chart below shows how each size listed; from A0 to A8, scale in comparison.
The dimensions of some of the most popular imperial paper sizes used for watercolour painting are listed below in both metric and imperial units.
In order to show how paper cut to some of the most popular imperial sizes scales in comparison we've come up with a useful size chart, which can be seen below.
The table below shows a list of the paper sizes used in the United Kingdom up until the international ISO standard was adopted in 1959.
Some of these sizes are still in use today, such as the Imperial size, which is a very popular size among artists.
The table below is useful not least so that artists may understand where the Imperial size fits in relative to other old Imperial English sizes.
The table below shows a list of the sizes used in France up until the international ISO standard was adopted in 1967.
Some of these sizes are still used in France to this day, proof of which can be sought in the dimensions of the superb paper we stock from the French paper mill Moulin de Larroque, which comes in the format of the 'Raisin', which can clearly be seen below among a host of other old French sizes.