Post # 1
I’ve been super frustrated all night (and to top it off, weddingbee just deleted the entire post I typed up ). I’m working on my invited, making them using the program GIMP (kind of like Photoshop but a bit less intense). Anyway, I’ve been working on sizing them properly, and was looking online for standard wedding invite sizes, which seems to be A7.
However, I’ve seen A7 listed as two different sizes: 5×7 inches and about 2×4 inches. So….why? Which is the right one?
Maybe I’m just missing something, but in the first link, the A7 looks to be slightly bigger than the A6. In the 2nd link, the A7 is half the size of the A6. It doesn’t make sense!
Sooo I’m mostly wondering- what size were your invites? Does anyone know why there is this discrepincy? And finally, if anyone designed their invites on Photoshop or ideally GIMP, how did you size them? I’m ready to just throw my computer in the garbage, LOL.
Post # 2
The all size paper site seems to…know what they’re talking about. Look…square roots. WTF.
This site backs them up that it’s 2 by 4: http://www.papersizes.org/a-paper-sizes.htm?utm_expid=76296969-591.LqPc-LbYTUG0SmOLnnlWqQ.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F
Can you order samples before you pull the proverbial plug?
Post # 3
peachacid: Probably! I’ll probably also just ask the printing company what to do. But I’ve been in a blind rage all night over this (lol) so I thought I would see if anyone on the bee knows either way.
It seems on most wedding/invite/paper goods websites, A7 is 5×7, and A7 envelopes are 5.25×7.25. Also complicating things, some websites don’t specify whether their measurements are in cm, mm or inches. UGH
Post # 4
ah ah ah – You’re forgetting that America doesn’t play by anyone else’s rules.
In other countires they have all these different size papers based on that crazy metric system. Don’t compare their paper A7 to the card size A7.
Most invitations are somewhere between 4×6 and 5×7. My advice would be to pick the site you want ot upload the image to and find what size card they are using.
ETA: That would be in inches. Cuz America.