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TABLES OF SIZES, WEIGHTS, AND PRICES

SIZES OF NOTE AND LETTER PAPERS

Arranged Alphabetically

Fancy Names. Size in
Inches.
Cut Paper Sizes. Size in
Inches.
Albert Copy 4to
Czarina "8vo
Duchess Demy 4to
Duke "8vo
Emperor Foolscap folio
Empire "4to
Princeps Large post "
Princess "8vo
Prince of Wales Medium 4to
Queen "8vo
Regina Post 4to
Viscount "8vo
Arranged in Order of Size
Prince of Wales Demy 8vo
Queen Viscount
Albert Emperor
Princess Large post 8vo
Princeps Medium 8vo
Duchess Foolscap 4to
Empire Post 4to
Czarina Demy 4to
Post 8vo Copy 4to
Regina Large post 4to
Duke Medium 4to
Copy 8vo Foolscap folio

SIZES OF PRINTING PAPERS, ETC.[1] WITH THE EXTREMES OF THE USUAL STOCK WEIGHTS

Name of Paper. Size in Inches. Area in Square Inches. Extremes of Stock Weights.
Lb. per ream.
Pott
Foolscap
Post
Music demy
Crown
Copy
Large post
Double pott
Demy
Medium
Double foolscap
Royal
Super-royal
Double crown
" post
Elephant
Imperial
Double large post
Quad pott
Double demy
" medium
Quad foolscap
Double royal
" globe
" elephant
Quad crown
Double imperial
Quad demy
" royal
" globe

EXTREMES or WEIGHTS AND PRICES.[2] PRINTINGS, ETC.

Description of Paper. Equivalent Weights in Demy, 480 sheets. Prices per Ib. Remarks as to Number of Sheets, etc.
Lb.
Antique book paper 18-40 1d. to 6d. Wove or laid: 516
Art 24-50 2d. " 4d. One- or two-sided: 480 or 516
Bible papers (see Oxford India paper) ... ... ...
Chart 14-48 4d. to 8d. 480
Chromo 13-50 4d. " 6d. 480: Weights given are those of uncoated papers, also sold, without weight specified, as "thick "and "thin"
Collotype 35-60 4d. " 7d. ...
Cover 18-56 2d. " 6d. 516
Etching ... ... ...
Greaseproof (or imitation vegetable parchment) 11-20 1d. to 3d. Double crown: 480
Imitation art 22-40 2d. " 2d. 516
Litho. 20-60 2d. " 4d. 480 to 516
M.G. poster 16-20 2d. " 2d. ...
News printing 11-22 1d. " 1d. 500
Oxford India paper 9-11 7d. to 1s. 2d. 480, 504
" " " (imitation) 10-12 3d. to 6d. ...
Plan 20-24 3d. " 3d. 480, 516
Plate 20-100 4d. " 7d. 516
Printing—
Hand-made 20-40 9d. " 1s.6d. 480
Mould-made 30-40 6d. " 8d. 480
Machine-made 13-40 1d. " 6d. 480, 516
Super-calendered 15-40 1d. " 3d. 480, 516
Tissues 5-6 3id. " 10d. 500: Usually double crown
Vegetable parchment 11-27 4d. " 4d. 480: Usually double crown

Sizes of Writing Papers, Etc.[3] With the Extremes of the Usual Stock Weights

Name of Paper. Size in Inches. Area in Square Inches. Extremes of Stock Weights.
Lb. per ream.
Pott 15 × 12½ 187½ 7–12
Foolscap 16½ × 13¼ 218 7–22
Pinched post 18½ × 14¾ 272⅞ 10–28
Post 19 × 15¼ 289¾ 11–30
Demy 20 × 15½ 310 20–25
Sheet-and-a-half foolscap 24½ × 13¼ 324⅞ 24
Copy 20 × 16½ 330 15–19
Large post 21 × 16½ 346½ 11–28
Double pott 25 × 15  375 14–40
Medium 22 × 17½ 385 13–34
Double foolscap 26½ × 16½ 437¼ 14–40
Royal 24 × 19  456 28–44
Super-royal 27 × 19¼ 519¾ 52–54
Double post 30½ × 19  579½ 20–60
Double demy 31 × 20  620 40–50
Elephant 28 × 23  644 40–60
Imperial 30 × 22  660 70–72
Double large post 33 × 21  693 20–60
Atlas 34 × 26  884 85–100
Double royal 38 × 24  912 54–88
Double elephant 40 × 27  1,080  130–140
Double imperial 44 × 30  1,320  140

Extremes of Weights and Prices, Writings, Etc.

Description of Paper. Equivalent Weight in Demy, 480 sheets. Price per lb.
Hand-made— Lb.
Bank 12 1s. 8d. to 2s. 10d.
Ledger 32–44 10d.  to  1s. 9d.
Loan 12–25 1s.  to  2s.
Writing 20–26 10d.  to  1s. 9d.
Machine-made—
Banks—tub-sized 5–14 5d.  to  1s. 8d.
Banks—engine-sized 5–14 2½d.  to  10d.
Blottings 28–140 3d.  to  8d.
Blottingsinterleaving 10–19 2½d.  to  6d.
Bonds—tub-sized 12–25 5d.  to  1s. 8d.
Bonds—engine-sized 12–25 3d.  to  9d.
Copying 3–18 4d.  to  1s. 5d.
Duplicating 14–18 2¼d.  to  3¼d.
Ledger—tub-sized 32–44 4d.  to  10½d.
Ledger—engine-sized 32–44 2½d.  to  6d.
Typewriting 5–14 3d.  to  1s. 8d.
Writings—tub-sized 12–42 4d.  to  1s. 1d.
Writings—engine-sized 12–42 2⅛d.  to  3¾d.

Drawings

Hand-made 25–75 1s.  to  2s.
Machine-made—tub-sized 25–40 4d.  to  10d.
Machine-made—engine-sized   25–40 2¾d.  to  7d.

Cartridges

Tub-sized 24–60 3½d.  to  10½d.
Engine-sized 24–60 2¼d.  to  3¾d.

Sizes of Cards

Showing how to Cut Out of Royal Board

Name. Size in Inches. Number out of Royal Board,
25 in. × 20 in.
Method of cutting out.
25 in.
way.
20 in.
way.
Half small 2⅜ × 11316 104 13 8
Third large 3  × 1½ 96 8 12
Extra third 3  × 1¾ 88 8 11
Town 3  × 2  72 8 9
Half large 3  × 2¼ 64 8 8
Reduced small 3½ × 2⅛ 55 11 5
Small 3⅝ × 2⅜ 50 10 5
Carte-de-visite 4⅛ × 2½ 36 9 4
Large 4½ × 3  32 8 4
Double small 4¾ × 3⅝ 25 5 5
Correspondence and square post-card 4½ × 3½ 25 5 5
Post-card (official size) 5½ × 3½ 20 4 5
Large court 8vo 4⅞ × 4  24 6 4
Intimation 6  × 3⅝ 20 4 5
Double large 6  × 4½ 16 4 4
Cabinet 6½ × 4¼ 15 5 3
Quad small 7¼ × 4¾ 12 3 4
Quad large 9  × 6  8 4 2
 

Index Cards

Showing Method of Cutting Out of Index Boards,
25½ in. x 20½ in. and 30½ in. x 25½ in.

Size of Index Card in Inches. Number out of Board,

25½ in. x 20½ in.

Method of cutting out. Number out of Board,

30½ in. x 25½ in.

Method of cutting out.
25½ in.
way.
20½ in.
way.
30½ in.
way.
25½ in.
way.
5 × 3 32 8 4 50 10 5
6 × 4 20 4 5 30 5 6
8 × 5 12 3 4 18 6 3

Extreme Prices of Boards

Royal, 20 in. x 25 in., except where other sizes are stated

Description of Boards. Substances. Prices per Gross.
Antique and programme 5s. to 23s.
Art, coated both sides 4 to 5 sheet 7s. 6d.  to  22s.
Art, coated one side 5 to 10 sheet 11s.  to  26s.
Bristol (royal, 22½ in. × 18 in.) 2 tosheet 3s.  to  10s.
Chromo, coated one side 3 to 12 sheet 9s.  to  30s.
Cloth-lined and cloth-centred 17s. 6d.  to  26s.
Ivory Various thicknesses 8s. 6d.  to  30s.
Pasteboards 4 to 12 sheet 6s. 6d.  to  30s.
Post-card, white 5s. 6d.  to  10s.
Post-card, art 7s. 3d.  to  13s.
Post-card, art 28½ in. × 22½ in. 9s. 3d.  to  17s.
Pulp 2 to 7 sheet 4s. 9d.  to  15s.
Tinted and duplex 4 sheet 6s. 6d.  to  10s.
Ticket, white one side 6 to 14 sheet 8s.  to  16s. 6d.
Ticket, white both sides    to    sheet  to  17s. 6d.
Ticket, tinted one side    to    sheet  to  19s.
Window ticket 12 to16sheet 18s. 6d.  to  30s.
Index boards, 20½ in. x 25½ in. 20 to 52 lb. per gross 6s. 6d.  to  30s. 6d.
Index boards, 25½ in. x 30½ in. 32 to 52 lb. per gross 10s. 6d.  to  30s. 6d.

Browns and Wrappings

Name of Paper. Size in Inches. Area in Square Inches. Weights Equivalent to Demy 10 lb., 480 sheets.
Small hand 20 × 15 300
Lumberhand 22 × 17½ 363¾ 10
Kent cap 21 × 18 378
Small cap 25 × 17 425 11
Bag cap 24 × 19½ 468 12
Havon cap 26 × 21 546 14
Double small hand 29 × 20 580 15
Double crown 30 × 20 600 15
Imperial 29 × 22½ 652½ 17
Elephant 32 × 24 768 19
Double small cap 34 × 25 850 22
Double bag cap 39 × 24 944 24
Quad small hand 40 × 30 1,200 31
Double imperial 45 × 29 1,305 33
Double elephant 46 x 31 1,426 37
Casing 46 × 36 1,656 42
 

Extremes of Weights and Prices

Name of Paper. Equivalent Weights in Demy, 480 sheets. Prices per Cwt. Usual Sizes.
Browns 18–48 7s. 6d. to 21s. Various
Drapers' caps 6–10 11s. 6d.  to  26s. Double crown
Krafts 11–42 12s.  to  19s.
M.G. caps 7–18 15s.  to  19s. Double crown and quad crown
Sealings, M.G., unglazed, and coloured 12–24 16s.  to  25s. Various
Rope browns 18–54 11s.  to  21s. Various

Millboards

Thicknesses and Sizes

Description. Thickness.

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No. of Dozens in Bundles. 6 6 6 5 4 3
Size. Approximate Weight of
Bundles in Lbs.
Pott P 17¼ × 14¼ 28 38 48 54 58 56
Foolscap FC 18½ × 14½ 37 42 52 59 64 61
Crown C 20 × 16¼ 37 52 63 72 77 75
Small half royal SHR 20¼ × 13 30 41 52 58 62 60
Large LHR 21 × 14 33 45 58 64 70 67
Short S 21 × 17 40 55 69 78 84 82
No. of Dozens in Bundles. 6 6 5 4 3 2
Small half imperial SHI 22¼ × 15 38 52 54 63 60 51
Half imperial HI 23½ × 16½ 44 60 63 70 69 59
Middle or small demy M 22½ × 18½ 48 64 68 74 74 62
Large middle or large demy LM 23¾ × 18½ 50 68 72 78 78 67
Large or medium L 24 × 19 52 70 74 80 81 70
Small whole royal SR 25½ × 19½ 57 80 81 88 88 76
No. of Dozens in Bundles. 6 6 4 3 2 2
Large whole royal LR 26¾ × 20¾ 63 87 75 73 66 84
Extra royal ER 28½ × 21½ 69 95 80 81 72 93
No. of Dozens in Bundles. 6 4 3 2 2 2
Whole imperial I 32 × 22½ 82 74 72 63 85 110

Only those sizes in general use are given.


  1. Including coloured papers, and papers detailed on next page.
  2. The prices given in this section are for small quantities from stock. Special sizes may be liable to an extra charge for cutting. Special makings and large quantities are usually subject to a reduction of d. per Ib.
  3. Including coloured paper and papers detailed in next page.