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Understanding Plotter Paper Sizes

Standard Plotter Paper Sizes

Some websites, brands, or stores may refer to a 8 ½ x 11 piece of plotter paper simple by the measurement, as others may refer to is as Size A. This can sometimes cause confusion and frustration when purchasing plotter paper.

Plotter paper comes in different sizes for different uses; common plotter paper sizes, engineering plotter paper sizes, and architectural plotter paper sizes. Consult the chart on this page to help you figure out what plotter paper size it is you need for your engineering, architectural, or any other project that requires plotter paper.

How to Read Plotter Paper Sizes

Plotter paper size diagram

Roll Width

The first number on the specification is the roll width. Common roll widths for wide-format plotters include 11, 17, 18, 22, 24, 30, 34, 36 and 42 inches.

Roll Length

The length of a plotter paper roll is put in terms of feet. Typically, plotter paper rolls are 150, 300 or 500 feet. Thicker paper rolls are on the shorter side, topping out at about 150 ft.

Core Diameter

The core diameter is the diameter of the cardboard tube holding the plotter paper. Paper rolls for inkjet printers have 2” cores. Larger toner machines have wider 3” cores.

Paper Weight

This number represents the paper weight. 24# in this example represents 24lb bond/60lb text paper, the most popular weight for standard office printers for general office use. Figuring out the meaning of paper weights can be difficult due to generic imperial measurements.

Common Sizes of Plotter Paper at Low Prices

Be sure you get the correct size for your related industry, as you don’t want to come up a few inches short. All these plotter paper sizes and more are available here at WAB Paper Supply. At WAB Paper Supply, we not only carry the plotter paper size you are looking for, but also offer a variety of types and brands to get you the plotter paper you need at the lowest online pricing.

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Plotter Paper Sizes Chart

US Architectural Drawings: Standard Sizes



ARCH A 9 x 12 inches
ARCH B 12 x 18 inches
ARCH C 18 x 24 inches
ARCH D 24 x 36 inches
ARCH E 36 x 48 inches

US Engineering Drawings: Standard Sizes



8.5 x 11 inches
ANSI B 11 x 17 inches
ANSI C 17 x 22 inches
ANSI D 22 x 34 inches
ANSI E 34 x 44 inches

ISO (Int'l Standards Organization) Sheet Sizes



33.11 x 46.81 inches
A1 23.39 x 33.11 inches
A2 16.54 x 22.23 inches
A3 11.69 x 16.54 inches
A4 8.27 x 11.69 inches

US Letter Sizes



8.5 x 11 inches
B 11 x 17 inches
C 17 x 22 inches
D 22 x 34 inches
E 34 x 44 inches
F 28 x 40 inches

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If you have any questions about what size plotter paper you need for your HP, Epson, or Canon plotter printer or your plotter paper needs, feel free to give us a call and one of our many highly qualified plotter specialists will gladly assist you.

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