Technical information

Paper size, PDFs and glossary of terms

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Paper

The most common sizes used in the UK are the international A, B and C series. Since their introduction a number of derivatives have become popular. In addition, several of the traditional British sizes are still in use but in their metric equivalents.

PDF files

When creating PDF files to send to Abacus Print, please ensure that:

Glossary of terms

We print A series trimmed sizes B series for larger formats RA series for normal trims SRA series for bleed work C Sizes for envelopes