Eight and a half: on printer paper

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I’ve come to accept that it’s unlikely the US will ever switch to the metric system; instead, I try to find workarounds. So I was interested in a recent comment to an oldish post about whether or not we should make a dot Habana notebook:

Right now, every time someone hands me an 8.5″x11″ sheet … I have to fold it into thirds and let it stick out the top of my notebook. It’s infuriating. A “compact” Habana would take one folded in half perfectly.

I immediately went to experiment, but all my large Habanas are still in boxes since my office is under construction. Still, I figured I’d pass on the tip.

How do you deal with clashing paper sizes?

2 thoughts on “Eight and a half: on printer paper

  1. After all these years, I still prefer the wider/shorter dimensions of the US system. Other than usually avoiding A4s as too long and unwieldy, I am an equal opportunity consumer. I am, however, eying the medium Leuchtturm1917, as it offers a slightly wider format.

    • I love the half size. Either A5 or the 5.5 x 8.5 for US paper. I wish we had the options here in the US for 5.5 x 8.5. I know at some of the office supply stores they are stocking binders, binder supplies, and limited paper options. I ended up going to a full service printer and having them cut an entire ream of 8.5 x 11 in half and punching holes myself.

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