Print PDF file with big paper size or large paper using PDFPrint Command Line software

Hello,

We are using you product PDFPrint Command line for many years now.
It is a great product for where we use it for up till now.

We are challenged to be using big size printers from our application. This means we should be able to support printers that use A0, A1 and A2 size sheets.
In the list of paper sizes to choose from, I can only find the A2 size.
I have tried to use the A1 fraise in the Paper statement, but did not succeed.

Can you help me out with the right use of the paper command to be sure the size A0, A1 or A2 is used and in case of the US sizes the E, D or C size?
Or is this not going to work at all?

Thank you in advance for your response.

Best regards,
Customer
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Thanks for your message, you can use customized paper size for printing, for example,

pdfprint.exe -printer "PDFcamp Printer" -paper "11x17in" C:\input.pdf
pdfprint.exe -printer "PDFcamp Printer" -paper "215.9x279.4mm" C:\input.pdf
pdfprint.exe -printer "PDFcamp Printer" -paper "612x792pt" C:\input.pdf
pdfprint.exe -printer "docPrint" -paper "612x792pt" -orient 1 C:\input.pdf
pdfprint.exe -printer "docPrint" -paper "612x792pt" -orient 2 C:\input.pdf
pdfprint.exe -printer "docPrint" -paper "11x14in" -pdforient 3 C:\input.pdf

You can use -paper option to specify any paper size, please refer to the Dimensions Of A0, A1, A2, etc. Paper Sizes at below.

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Paper sizes

This list of the common American and European paper sizes includes the ISO standards, which are used globally. All dimensions are specified in inches, millimeters as well as PostScript points (1/72 inch, always rounded off). The overview covers:

  • ISO page sizes – The ISO A series is the most frequently used page measurement standard. It includes the DIN A4 format. The ISO B sizes are used for poster printing while ISO C is meant for envelopes. The SRA standard defines press sheet sizes and is used in the printing industry.
  • American paper size dimensions – such as ‘Letter’, ‘Legal’ and the ANSI series.
  • English sheet sizes – with a focus on formats for writing paper and book printing.
  • Newspaper sizes

ISO A paper sizes

The A-series consists of a logical set of paper sizes that are defined by the ISO 216 standard. The largest size (A0) measures one square meter. The height/width ratio remains constant (1:1.41) for all sizes. This means you get the A1 size by folding an A0 paper in two along its shortest side. Then fold the A1 size in two to get an A2 size paper, and so on… A-sizes are used to define the finished paper size in commercial printing: A4 is for office documents, A5 is for notepads and A6 is for postcards.

Millimeters

Inches

Points

Width

Height

Width

Height

Width

Height

A0

841

1189

33.11

46.81

2384

3370

A1

594

841

23.39

33.11

1684

2384

A2

420

594

16.54

23.39

1190

1684

A3

297

420

11.69

16.54

842

1190

A4

210

297

8.27

11.69

595

842

A5

148

210

5.83

8.27

420

595

A6

105

148

4.13

5.83

298

420

A7

74

105

2.91

4.13

210

298

A8

52

74

2.05

2.91

148

210

This drawing illustrates the principle behind the ISO A series:

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ISO B paper sizes

The same logic from the A-sizes also applies for the B-series, except here the starting point was the dimension of one of the sides, which starts at 1 meter. B-sizes are often used for posters.

Millimeters

Inches

Points

Width

Height

Width

Height

Width

Height

B0

1000

1414

39.37

55.67

2835

4008

B1

707

1000

27.83

39.37

2004

2835

B2

500

707

19.69

27.83

1417

2004

B3

353

500

13.90

19.69

1001

1417

B4

250

353

9.84

13.90

709

1001

B5

176

250

6.93

9.84

499

709

B6

125

176

4.92

6.93

354

499

B7

88

125

3.46

4.92

249

354

B8

62

88

2.44

3.46

176

249

B9

44

62

1.73

2.44

125

176

B10

31

44

1.22

1.73

88

125

ISO C paper sizes

C-sizes are used for envelopes to match the A-series paper. I have omitted unrealistic sizes like C0 (imagine an envelope measuring 917 by 1297 millimeters).

Millimeters

Inches

Points

Width

Height

Width

Height

Width

Height

C2

648

458

25.51

18.03

1837

578

C3

458

324

18.03

12.76

578

919

C4

324

229

12.76

9.02

919

649

C5

229

162

9.02

6.38

649

459

C6

162

114

6.38

4.49

459

323

ISO D paper sizes

I have no idea what D-sizes are used for but the standard is there so it should be mentioned.

Millimeters

Inches

Points

Width

Height

Width

Height

Width

Height

D0

1090

771

42.91

30.35

3090

2186

ISO RA & SRA paper sizes

These oversized papersizes are used by printers. The dimensions in millimetres are rounded to the nearest value.

Millimeters

Inches

Points

Width

Height

Width

Height

Width

Height

SRA0

1280

900

50.39

35.43

3628

2551

SRA1

900

640

35.43

25.20

2551

1814

SRA2

640

450

25.20

17.72

1814

1276

SRA3

450

320

17.72

12.60

1276

907

SRA4

320

225

12.60

8.86

907

638

RA0

1220

860

48.03

33.86

3458

2438

RA1

860

610

33.86

24.02

2438

1729

RA2

610

430

24.02

16.93

1729

1219

American paper sizes

The US and Canada do not use the international standards but instead rely on the paper sizes below. The ANSI standard was added in 1995 to create a set of sizes that are based on shared dimensions. It lacks however the consistent aspect ratio of the ISO A-series.

Millimeters

Inches

Points

Width

Height

Width

Height

Width

Height

Letter (ANSI A)

215.9

279.4

8.5

11

612

792

Legal

215.9

355.6

8.5

14

612

1008

Ledger (ANSI B)

279.4

431.8

11

17

792

1224

Tabloid (ANSI B)

431.8

279.4

17

11

1224

792

Executive

184.1

266.7

7.25

10.55

522

756

ANSI C

559

432

22

17

1584

1224

ANSI D

864

559

34

22

2448

1584

ANSI E

1118

864

44

34

3168

2448

English paper sizes (writing papers)

The English nowadays use the A-sizes for office and general use. I have no idea whether many of these definitions are still in use today. Imperial and half-imperial still seem to be widely used by artists.

Millimeters

Inches

Points

Width

Height

Width

Height

Width

Height

Foolscap

336

419

13.25

16.5

954

1188

Small Post

368

469

14.5

18.5

1044

1332

Sheet and 1/3 cap

336

588

13.25

22

954

1584

Sheet and 1/2 cap

336

628

13.25

24.75

954

1782

Demy

394

507

15.5

20

1116

1440

Large Post

419

533

16.5

21

1188

1512

Small medium

444

558

17.5

22

1260

1584

Medium

457

584

18

23

1296

1656

Small Royal

482

609

19

24

1368

1728

Royal

507

634

20

25

1440

1800

Imperial

559

761

22

30

1584

2160

UK metric book printing sizes

For books A-sizes often aren’t used because A4 is too large and A5 too small. Metric Royal Octavo and Metric Crown Quarto are 2 frequently used sizes that are more comfortable to hold and read.

Millimeters

Inches

Points

Width

Height

Width

Height

Width

Height

Metric Crown Quarto

189

246

7 7/16

9 11/16

536

697

Metric Crown Octavo

123

186

4 13/16

7 5/16

349

527

Metric Large Crown Quarto

201

258

7 7/8

10 3/16

570

731

Metric Large Crown Octavo

129

198

5 1/16

7 13/16

366

561

Metric Demy Quarto

219

276

8 5/8

10 7/8

621

782

Metric Demy Octavo

138

216

5 7/16

8 1/2

391

612

Metric Royal Quarto

237

312

9 5/16

12 1/4

672

884

Metric Royal Octavo

129

198

5 1/16

7 13/16

366

561

Newspaper sizes

The dimensions of newspaper pages are not that strictly defined, so the average or most frequently used size is mentioned.

Millimeters

Inches

Points

Width

Height

Width

Height

Width

Height

Berliner or Midi

± 315

± 470

± 12.4

± 18.5

± 893

±1332

Broadsheet

± 597

± 749

±23.5

± 29.5

±1692

±2124

Compact or Tabloid

± 280

± 430

±11

± 16.9

± 792

± 1217

Rhenish

± 355

± 520

±13.97

±20.47

±1006

±1474

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