Letter Paper Size And Dimensions

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

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

Letter Paper Size Dimensions

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

  • Letter paper size in millimeters: 279.4 mm x 215.9 mm.
  • Letter paper size in centimeters: 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm.
  • Letter paper size in inches: 11 by 8 1/2 inches.

Area Of One Sheet Of Letter Paper

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

The area of one sheet of Letter paper is:

  • Approximately 0.0603 square meters.
  • 93.5 square inches.
  • 0.6493 square feet.

Letter Size In Pixels

It is an evergreen question regarding paper sizes, including the Letter 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 Letter 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 Letter 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 Letter paper based on different resolutions, but it is of upmost importance to know your exact printing resolution before designing!

Letter size in pixels, depending on the resolution:

  • Letter size in pixels when using 96 DPI: 1056 x 816 pixels.
  • Letter size in pixels when using 100 DPI: 1100 x 850 pixels.
  • Letter size in pixels when using 120 DPI: 1320 x 1020 pixels.
  • Letter size in pixels when using 300 DPI: 3300 x 2550 pixels.
  • Letter size in pixels when using 600 DPI: 6600 x 5100 pixels.

Letter paper size in inches