Letter Size In Pixels

Are you looking for the exact size of Letter in pixels? Do you need the exact pixel resolution of one sheet of Letter paper for a printing or designing job (e.g. in Photosop, Gimp, CorelDRAW)?

Don't worry, we got you covered! We give you the Letter paper size in pixels for different dpi resolutions, and we also explain you how to understand pixels in the case of a sheet of paper, such as Letter.

Letter Size In Pixels Using 300 DPI

The size of one sheet of Letter paper depends on the resolution (dpi) that you use, see below with more details. But the most common resolution for printing jogs is 300 dpi, that's why we give you the size of Letter paper in pixels for this resolution. Make sure to continue reading as you find a spreadsheet containing Letter in pixels for different dpi values.

Letter size in pixels when using 300 dpi: 3300 x 2550 pixels.

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 Spreadsheet In Pixels

Resolution (DPI)Letter Width (px)Letter Length (px)Letter size in pixels
72 DPI612 px792 px792 x 612 pixels
96 DPI816 px1056 px1056 x 816 pixels
100 DPI850 px1100 px1100 x 850 pixels
120 DPI1020 px1320 px1320 x 1020 pixels
150 DPI1275 px1650 px1650 x 1275 pixels
200 DPI1700 px2200 px2200 x 1700 pixels
250 DPI2125 px2750 px2750 x 2125 pixels
300 DPI2550 px3300 px3300 x 2550 pixels
600 DPI5100 px6600 px6600 x 5100 pixels
1200 DPI10200 px13200 px13200 x 10200 pixels

Letter size in pixels provided for the regular sheet of paper, without bleed. If you need bleeding area, please consult your printing company for the exact bleed size in pixels.

Portrait Or Landscape

When setting up the number of pixels for a design or printing job made for Letter paper, orientation, i.e. portrait or landscape, can be another question. Thankfully this is just a question of the orientation of the Letter paper, and does not effect the size (or settings) in pixels.

  • Use Portrait setting for a vertical layuout, and the smaller number will be the width in pixels while the larger number the height in pixels.
  • On the other hand, use Landscape setting for horizontal layouts. In this case the larger number will be the width in pixels while the smaller number the height in pixels.

Picture credit: Sam Beebe (flickr)

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