View Full Version : Canvas Size and General Size Info

07-14-2009, 08:28 PM
I was looking around the internet today, for canvas sizes in order to find a particular size to work with, so that the dimensions of my artwork will be a suitable size for printing on canvas, right from the get go...

Once again Wikipedia came to the rescue and here's some of what i found very interesting http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_size (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_size)

Check out the charts, they blow right up after clicking on them twice, so you can visualize exactly what size your working with.

The following is links that i didn't want you to miss, if you were feelin like you were in a hurry lol

Paper Density Sizes (find out how thick a tissue is :p )

Standard Photographic Print Sizes

Standard Book Sizes

Another link specifically for standard Canvas sizes here http://www.lucyart.co.uk/size.php even though this is a printing company, if they can print those sizes then most other reputable print shops should be able to as well, in my thinking anyways.

The Paper size cheat sheet on this page is in English even though the rest isn't "no Bugs" i downloaded it, very handy indeed :)

A tit bit from another link

Bond (17" x 22"): writing papers, including ledger, that accept ink readily and can be erased
Coated (25" x 38"): book paper with a clay coating ensuring smoothness (dull, satin, gloss, matte)
Text (25" x 38"): uncoated book paper (often of an interesting color) used for announcements and the like
Offset (25" x 38"): uncoated book paper treated with sizing to resist moisture
Opaque (25" x 38"): uncoated book paper treated to be less transparent
Cover (20" x 26"): coated and uncoated; used for book covers, brochures, etc.
Mill Bristol (22.5" x 28.5" and 22.5" x 35"): a board grade receptive to folding, embossing, and stamping
Index Bristol (25.5" x 30.5"): an inexpensive, stiff board grade, with a harder surface than Mill Bristol
Tag (24" x 36"): water resistant and foldable, used for tags
Newsprint (24" x 36"): used for printing newspapers; highly acidic, degrades quickly
Digital: for copiers and ink-jet and laser printers, as well as high-end digital presses like Xeikon and IndigoAnyway, that's it for now, i'll add more if i think it's needed later.

One last edition, if you need to calculate the size from Inches to Pixels.

Multiply the resolution of the document (the one your going to create) by the inches to get the Pixel Dimensions.
So in my case i am looking to make a document that is 72" x 48" x 300 ppi, multiply 72 inches by 300 resolution (pixels per square inch) and you get 21600 x 14400 "a big document" lol

Enjoy :)