Textural Compositions, Continued
Selecting a final size for the printed product affects not only the size of the
page but page proportion. In determining final product size, consider the
size of stock available, the limitations and capability of the reproduction
equipment you intend to use, and the finished binding operations.
page size that can be cut out of stock sheets with the least amount of waste
and conforms, as often as possible, to standard sheet sizes.
Several standard sheet sizes are used throughout the industry and the Navy.
The most common standard sized sheet is 8 ½ by 11 inches. Index card
applications are 3 by 5 and 5 by 8 inches. Photographic standards are 5 by 7
or 8 by 10 inches.
Size affects the proportion or the ratio from width to height. Placing the
above standard sheet sizes with their bottom and left edges together shows
the relationship between proportions.
Figure 1-32 shows the proportion between standard sized sheets.
Figure 1-32.Proportions between
standard sheet sizes.
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