Legal Paper Size And Dimensions

Legal paper size, Legal sheet size, Legal paper size in mm, cm, meter, inches and feet. Finally all Legal paper size data in one place.

Legal paper size is not an international standard size. It is used mainly in the United States and some other countries.

Legal Paper Size Dimensions

We give you the exact size of a sheet of Legal paper in different units.

  • Legal paper size in millimeters: 355.6 mm x 215.9 mm.
  • Legal paper size in centimeters: 35.56 cm x 21.59 cm.
  • Legal paper size in inches: 14 by 8 1/2 inches.

Area Of One Sheet Of Legal Paper

In case of a Legal paper, original dimensions are not based on the area. It can be useful though to know how much area one sheet of Legal paper covers.

The area of one sheet of Legal paper is:

  • Approximately 0.0768 square meters.
  • 119 square inches.
  • 0.8264 square feet.

Legal Size In Pixels

It is an evergreen question regarding paper sizes, including the Legal size, that how much they measure in pixels. This is most frequently asked when someone wants to print out a design into a sheet of Legal paper, and they want to know how many pixels wide and long the design should be so that it would have a perfect resolution after printing.

Unfortunately there is no exact correspondence between the Legal paper size and pixels. This depends of the resolution of your device, such as screen or printer).

Native screen resolution in DPI varies a lot, but it's generally between 100 and 120 DPI. 72 DPI for monitors is just a myth. Your printer at home or at the office typically uses 300 DPI. When using a professional printing service, the resolution can vary between 250 DPI and 600 DPI, but you can find professional printers that use a much higher resolution, like 1200 DPI.

We give you some pixel data for a sheet of Legal paper based on different resolutions, but it is of upmost importance to know your exact printing resolution before designing!

Legal size in pixels, depending on the resolution:

  • Legal size in pixels when using 96 DPI: 1344 x 816 pixels.
  • Legal size in pixels when using 100 DPI: 1400 x 850 pixels.
  • Legal size in pixels when using 120 DPI: 1680 x 1020 pixels.
  • Legal size in pixels when using 300 DPI: 4200 x 2550 pixels.
  • Legal size in pixels when using 600 DPI: 8400 x 5100 pixels.

Legal paper size in inches