Industry Standard Sizes

Genre, cost, design, distribution - all these factors influence book size. Here is our guide to help you choose the best dimensions for your print projects.

Standard US Sizes

We offer standard US sizes for most of our products, including a range of popular formats (see right). And if you cannot see the size you want to print in the drop-down menu on our Instant Price Calculator, contact us, and we can give you a FREE quote for your custom-sized prints.

Standard US paper sizes from Tabloid (11

Product Sizes

Some print products have specific size guidelines. For example, many choose to print Magazines at 8.5” x 11”, Flyers at 5.5 x 8.5”, and Poster prints are typically 11” x 17”, but you can select a bigger size. Items like Comic Books have their own standard sizes, such as US Standard.

In the table (right), we listed some of our most popular printed items and sizes. But our Instant Price Calculator offers more size options, so please visit our product pages to see the full range.

Product Common sizes
Magazines 5.5” x 8.5”, 8.5” x 11”
Catalogs 5.5” x 8.5”, 8.5” x 11”
Comic books 6.7” x 10.2”
Posters 11” x 17”
Flyers and leaflets 5.5” x 8.5”, 8.5” x 11”

Book Sizes

The size of your book is a subtle way of helping your readers understand what kind of book you published. Paperback Books and Hardcover Books have their particular range of print sizes. If you cannot decide which book size to print, you should choose a standard Letter or Digest size.

For more information about measuring a book for print, read this guide.

Size Width (“) Height (“)
Letter 8.5 11
Square 8.5 8.5
US Trade 6 9
Digest 5.5 8.5

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