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Understanding Plotter Paper Sizes

Standard Plotter Paper Sizes

The metrics of plotter paper sizes can be confusing, especially when every company has their own defined order and layout of information. Don't let the paper win: instead, consult our easy-to-understand guide to plotter paper sizes. 

If you're trying to buy plotter paper online, and just want to know which size and weight you need, then keep reading or consult with a WAB associate for more information. We offer paper for engineering projects, for architectural needs, and more.

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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Standard bond rolls for Inkjet

Standard Bond Rolls for Inkjet

Standard plotter paper rolls for sale online include the most common sizes and types of plotter paper for general business use.
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Opaque premium plotter paper rolls

Premium Opaque Bond Rolls for Inkjet

High quality opaque plotter paper features a heavy base and special surface treatment for excellent durability and professional imaging.
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Environmental bond roll plotter paper

Environmental Green Bond Paper

Recycled bond plotter paper produces high quality prints and is environmentally friendly.
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Coated color plotter paper

Coated Plotter Paper for Color Prints

Specially coated plotter paper provides excellent quality and unmatched color fastness.
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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



ANSI A 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



A0 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



A 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

Check out our full line of quality plotter paper, and for the environmentally friendly consumer, be sure to stop by the recycled plotter paper.

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.