Newspaper format

The newspaper formats describe the size specified in the width by height of a non- open newspaper.

In Germany the size of today's popular formats was established in 1973 by the DIN 16604. The standard should " facilitate cooperation between the advertising industry and the newspaper publishers and printers when delivering ads and lead to a uniform language for the dimensions ". In the 1970s there were approximately 60 different newspaper formats.

Common formats (D -A- CH)

As is customary in practice, the closed formats are listed here; the open format therefore has twice the width.

Large formats

Small Format

Formats of various newspapers

Various newspapers are listed here according to grouped format, with each set of mirrors, the size of the maximum printable area of a page:

Formats of international newspapers and special formats

  • Le Figaro (France): 425 mm × 600 mm ( RA2 )
  • New York Times (USA): 305 mm x 585 mm
  • Pravda (Russia ): 420 mm × 594 mm (A2 )

Japanese newspapers such as the Asahi Shimbun, typically use a blanket ban (Japaneseブランケット 判, Buranketto -ban ) format called, the size of 406 mm × 546 mm has. The Japanese tabloid format (タブロイド 判, Taburoido -ban ) is 273 mm × 406 mm exactly half the size and is used mainly for evening editions.