Your go-to-guide for photo print and paper sizes

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Ever get confused with the different printing sizes, i.e. 5R, 6R, 4″ x 6″? Have you faced this problem of finding a frame you love but unsure what print out size will fit it? Don’t fret! We are going to give you a brief explanation and also answer some common questions.

Photo sizes in different units

The table below should be able to help clarify questions about photo sizes.

Prints Inches CM MM
2R 2.5 x 3.5 6.35 x 8.89 635 x 889
3R 3.5 x 5 8.89 x 12.7 889 x 127
4R 4 x 6 10.2 x 15.2 102 x 152
5R 5 x 7 12.7 x 17.8 127 x 178
6R 6 x 8 15.2 x 20.3 152 x 203
8R 8 x 10 20.3 x 25.4 203 x 254
S8R 8″ x 12″ 20.3 x 30.5 203 x 305
10R 10 x 12 25.4 x 30.5 254 x 305

 

Required photo resolution

If you guys are not sure what print size to get based on your photo resolution, the table below could help you out.

 

Prints Inches

The required resolution for the best quality prints

2R 2.5 x 3.5 750 x 2450
3R 3.5 x 5 2450 x 1500
4R 4 x 6 1200 x 1800
5R 5 x 7 1500 x 2100
6R 6 x 8 1800 x 2400
8R 8 x 10 2400 x 3000
S8R 8 x 12 1600 x 2400
10R 10 x 12 2000 x 2400

Note: 2R-8R is 300 pixels per inch. S8R/A4 and 10R is 200 pixels per inch.

Paper sizes

What about paper sizes? There are times when we encounter frames with paper size as its sizing. Not to worry, below are some of the paper sizes with the different units.

Paper size Inches CM MM
A1 23.4 x 33.1 59.4 x 84.1 594 x 841
A2 16.5 x 23.4 42.0 x 59.4 420 x 594
A3 11.7 x 16.5 29.7 x 42.0 297 x 420
A4 8.3 x 11.7 21.0 x 29.7 210 x 297
A5 5.8 x 8.3 14.8 x 21.0 148 x 210
A6 4.1 x 5.8 10.5 x 14.8 105 x 148
A7 2.9 x 4.1 7.4 x 10.5 74 x 105
A8 2 x 2.9 5.2 x 7.4 52 x 74
A9 1.5 x 2.0 3.7 x 5.2 37 x 52
A10 1.0 x 1.5 2.6 x 3.7 26 x 37

If you guys are planning to print paper size, below is a guide to the required resolution for your photos.

Paper size Inches

The required resolution for the best quality prints

A1 23.4 x 33.1 4680 x 6620
A2 16.5 x 23.4 3300 x 4680
A3 11.7 x 16.5 2340 x 3300
A4 8.3 x 11.7 1660 x 2340
A5 5.8 x 8.3 1740 x 2490
A6 4.1 x 5.8 1230 x 1740
A7 2.9 x 4.1 870 x 1230
A8 2 x 2.9 600 x 870
A9 1.5 x 2.0 450 x 600
A10 1.0 x 1.5 300 x 450

Note: A1-A4 size is 200 pixels per inch and A5 size and smaller is 300 pixels per inch.

Here we will answer some common questions that we receive:

Which photo size print is the most common?

The 4R (4″ x 6″) is most common and standard print, and it’s the easiest to find frames for.

4R

What is the size of a wallet size photo?

A wallet size photo is about 2.5″ x 3.5″. That is the size of a 2R print. It’s slightly bigger than a credit card.

 


In Print For Fun, we have just the size you are looking for. From 2R to A1 size with our classics or large premium print or art print. Don’t have the size that you are looking for? Our custom premium print or art print will be just the thing for you! Now you can print photos with no worries. Want to know more about us? Check us out here. 

P.S: Here is a direct link to our classics, custom sizes prints, art prints, etc.:

Classics (here).

Custom sizes for premium print (here).

Custom sizes for art print (here).

Premium print sizes (here).

Art print sizes (here).