The Swedish standard SIS 01 47 11 generalizes the ISO A, B, and C paper size system by introducing four additional paper size series: D, E, F, and G. These new sizes fit neatly between the existing A, B, and C sizes to provide more granularity in paper dimensions.

The D series slots between the B and A sizes, just as the C series slots between the A and B sizes. Then the E, F, and G series fill in the gaps between all these sizes in a geometric progression. For example, the sequence A4, E4, C4, G4, B4, F4, D4 forms a geometric sequence where the dimensions grow by a factor of 16√2 from one size to the next.

Two sizes from this Swedish standard have seen some international use - G5 (169x239 mm) and E5 (155x220 mm). These formats are popular in Sweden and the Netherlands for printing dissertations. However, most of the other Swedish extensions have not caught on more broadly. The standard has since been withdrawn in Sweden. An interesting historical note is that the Swedish D series matches up almost exactly with the German DIN D series, except offset by one size smaller.

In summary, the Swedish SIS standard attempted to greatly expand paper size options in a systematic way, but market forces limited adoption of these new formats. The standard provides a good example of the network effects and switching costs that tend to lock in the ISO A/B/C system as a global standard.

SIS E0

mm

878 x 1242

SIS E1

mm

621 x 878

SIS E2

mm

439 x 621

SIS E3

mm

310 x 439

SIS E4

mm

220 x 310

SIS E5

mm

155 x 220

SIS E6

mm

110 x 155

SIS E7

mm

78 x 110

SIS E8

mm

55 x 78

SIS E9

mm

39 x 55

SIS E10

mm

27 x 39

SIS F0

mm

958 x 1354

SIS F1

mm

677 x 958

SIS F2

mm

479 x 677

SIS F3

mm

339 x 479

SIS F4

mm

239 x 339

SIS F5

mm

169 x 239

SIS F6

mm

120 x 169

SIS F7

mm

85 x 120

SIS F8

mm

60 x 85

SIS F9

mm

42 x 60

SIS F10

mm

30 x 42

SIS G0

mm

1044 x 1477

SIS G1

mm

738 x 1044

SIS G2

mm

522 x 738

SIS G3

mm

369 x 522

SIS G4

mm

261 x 369

SIS G5

mm

185 x 261

SIS G6

mm

131 x 185

SIS G7

mm

92 x 131

SIS G8

mm

65 x 92

SIS G9

mm

46 x 65

SIS G10

mm

33 x 46

SIS D0

mm

1091 x 1542

SIS D1

mm

771 x 1091

SIS D2

mm

545 x 771

SIS D3

mm

386 x 545

SIS D4

mm

273 x 386

SIS D5

mm

193 x 273

SIS D6

mm

136 x 193

SIS D7

mm

96 x 136

SIS D8

mm

68 x 96

SIS D9

mm

48 x 68

SIS D10

mm

34 x 48

Title | Metric Dimensions (mm) | Imperial Dimensions (inch) |
---|---|---|

SIS E0 | 878 x 1242 | 34.6 x 48.9 |

SIS E1 | 621 x 878 | 24.4 x 34.6 |

SIS E2 | 439 x 621 | 17.3 x 24.4 |

SIS E3 | 310 x 439 | 12.2 x 17.3 |

SIS E4 | 220 x 310 | 8.7 x 12.2 |

SIS E5 | 155 x 220 | 6.1 x 8.7 |

SIS E6 | 110 x 155 | 4.3 x 6.1 |

SIS E7 | 78 x 110 | 3.1 x 4.3 |

SIS E8 | 55 x 78 | 2.2 x 3.1 |

SIS E9 | 39 x 55 | 1.5 x 2.2 |

SIS E10 | 27 x 39 | 1.1 x 1.5 |

SIS F0 | 958 x 1354 | 37.7 x 53.3 |

SIS F1 | 677 x 958 | 26.7 x 37.7 |

SIS F2 | 479 x 677 | 18.9 x 26.7 |

SIS F3 | 339 x 479 | 13.3 x 18.9 |

SIS F4 | 239 x 339 | 9.4 x 13.3 |

SIS F5 | 169 x 239 | 6.7 x 9.4 |

SIS F6 | 120 x 169 | 4.7 x 6.7 |

SIS F7 | 85 x 120 | 3.3 x 4.7 |

SIS F8 | 60 x 85 | 2.4 x 3.3 |

SIS F9 | 42 x 60 | 1.7 x 2.4 |

SIS F10 | 30 x 42 | 1.2 x 1.7 |

SIS G0 | 1044 x 1477 | 41.1 x 58.1 |

SIS G1 | 738 x 1044 | 29.1 x 41.1 |

SIS G2 | 522 x 738 | 20.6 x 29.1 |

SIS G3 | 369 x 522 | 14.5 x 20.6 |

SIS G4 | 261 x 369 | 10.3 x 14.5 |

SIS G5 | 185 x 261 | 7.3 x 10.3 |

SIS G6 | 131 x 185 | 5.2 x 7.3 |

SIS G7 | 92 x 131 | 3.6 x 5.2 |

SIS G8 | 65 x 92 | 2.6 x 3.6 |

SIS G9 | 46 x 65 | 1.8 x 2.6 |

SIS G10 | 33 x 46 | 1.3 x 1.8 |

SIS D0 | 1091 x 1542 | 43 x 60.7 |

SIS D1 | 771 x 1091 | 30.4 x 43 |

SIS D2 | 545 x 771 | 21.5 x 30.4 |

SIS D3 | 386 x 545 | 15.2 x 21.5 |

SIS D4 | 273 x 386 | 10.7 x 15.2 |

SIS D5 | 193 x 273 | 7.6 x 10.7 |

SIS D6 | 136 x 193 | 5.4 x 7.6 |

SIS D7 | 96 x 136 | 3.8 x 5.4 |

SIS D8 | 68 x 96 | 2.7 x 3.8 |

SIS D9 | 48 x 68 | 1.9 x 2.7 |

SIS D10 | 34 x 48 | 1.3 x 1.9 |