What size of paper do you often use in your printer?

@markmoney (2868)
Philippines
August 24, 2009 5:29am CST
At the office, we are using two sizes of paper, the long or legal size and a4 size. Long is what we use more often since we are printing bulk documents. At home, the two sizes of paper that I'm using is the short or letter size and long or legal size. But I more often use the letter size or short. How about you, what size of paper do you often use in your printer?
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24 responses
@coolcat123 (4392)
• India
25 Aug 09
the fixed size is A4 but we do change the size and options sometimes but usually A4 is only used.
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@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Yes, A4 is what commonly used, either at home or at work. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
rarely do i use legal sized paper because i only have that when printing contracts, affidavit or other legal documents. the other times i use that is when i'm printing scanned copies of legal documents or articles in pdf that don't fit the regular letter sized paper. other than those, everything i print is on a4. from printed presentations, letters and other stuff i am mored used to having it on a letter sized paper. this size is more user-friendly... at least to me. hehe
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Yes you are right. I only get to use the legal-sized paper when printing affidavit or any other legal documents.
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
yup, it depends on what we are going to use it for.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
If no required paper to use, then letter size is really what normally use since it is the default size of paper in the settings. I also use letter size paper at home often. It is the easiest size to use and yes it is user-friendly. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Hello friend, I use only a normal size of papers, since this is a personal...have a great day!
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
I assume that the normal size you are saying is a letter size since it is the default size. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
Yup! My friend, you got what i mean. Thanks for the correction. have a great day!
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
I use the letter-sized paper. I always use it for printing reports, letters, memos and also for printing pictures. We only get to use the legal-sized paper if there is really a need for it.
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
ditto. and it seems legal sized paper is most common for legal documents.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
In our office and institutions, letters and memos should me printed in legal size papers. Letter size is not available. I just use letter size papers at home and for personal use. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
24 Aug 09
Hi Mark. The size paper depends, of course, on what I will be printing. I sometimes use "card stock" and the standard size photo stock. For almost all of my needs though, the standard letter size is what I most frequently use. Have a happy day. Karen
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
24 Aug 09
It's good that you can utilize well your printer. You are using it in different sizes of papers. That's very good. Letter is really the standard size or default size that's why I believe that most people tends to use the letter size. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
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• United States
26 Aug 09
The biggest challenges were when I had a desktop publishing business, and had to line up envelopes, address labels, and business cards, etc. But now they come on "sheets" of paper...much easier!
@submerryn (1304)
• Malaysia
24 Aug 09
Hello markmoney, First of all, let me tell you how glad to see you starting discussions again. How are you? I use A4 paper at home. I am just so lazy to resize the settings. No matter how small the print is, I use A4. But I dont let it go to waste just like that. I use the empty part for recycling purposes. As I am a teacher, I let my students use that part for their math routines.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
24 Aug 09
Hi submerryn! Yes, I seldom post here in myLot nowadays, there's just more important matters to deal with. So I can say, I'm really not active now, much more inactive than before. But I still love myLot and all of you guys here. Hehe. It's good to see you still active and you already overtaken my posts. Great job! Keep it up! Wow, it's very good that you are teaching your students how to save and to use recycling papers. That's nice! Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@submerryn (1304)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 09
Markmoney, I've been quite 'inactive' myself. Last time I used to spend around 3 hours daily in myLot. These days, I hardly spend an hour here. I've been busy with other stuffs too. But I am lucky, I still manage to hit payout this month. And last month. The first two months I'm here and I've able to hit payout both time! :)
• United States
28 Aug 09
I always use A4 paper, whether I am at home or in the office. I never need anything else to satisfy my paper size needs. Happy Mylotting!
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
29 Aug 09
A4 size paper is really what most people use whether at the office or at home. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@ptrikha_2 (6903)
• India
25 Aug 09
Hi Mark , I mostly use A4 size paper in my office . I do not need to use it in any other way .
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Yes, in the office, A4 is what commonly use. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@colydf (913)
• China
25 Aug 09
For me, whether at work or at home, I always use A4 paper. I seldom use paper of other size. Have a nice day!
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Yes, using A4 size in both at home and at work will really be comfortable, you will not need to change the settings. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@san_683 (88)
• India
25 Aug 09
i always use a4 size, if i need more info in one sheet then i reduce the font size of the text so that its visible....and then print them.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Yes, that is really a good idea to save the number of paper use. We can reduce the size of the fonts as long as it is still readable. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
25 Aug 09
I use regular letter size paper for my printer at home. The paper size is 8 1/2" by 11". But I don't really use any other size of paper in my printer. I would use the longer size if I really needed to print something out that way.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
At home, there is no required paper size that's why letter size is really the most comfortable to use. It is the default size so is really easy to use. Second most commonly use at home is the legal size. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
• Malaysia
25 Aug 09
Hello. Most of the time I used A4 size papar no matter I am in the office or at home. Sometimes I may need to print something bigger than A4 size, for example A3 etc. However, as my printer can't fit in such a big paper, usually I will bring it to printing shop to print it.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Yes typical printers or home printers mostly cannot print in large papers such as A3, etc. that's why we really need to go to printing shop where that size is accepted. A4 is really the mostly used paper size. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
• India
25 Aug 09
actually profesionally it is prefered to use A4 and why i will be going for seperate purchase for another size so in both place personally and professionally i go for A4 size. thanks for starting this easy to discuss topic.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Yes, A4 size papers are commonly used both at the office and at home. You have a good point to just stick with one size. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@frinces (419)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
A4 and leal size paper. These are the official sizes of paper in our office and it is also suggested by our ISO auditors.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Yes, A4 and legal are the sizes commonly used in the office. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
• Pitcairn
24 Aug 09
It depends on what type of paper work I am doing. My school requirements are usually on a long bond paper, that is 8 1/2" x 13". And they require it handwritten, just imagine making pages with your own hands.. so tiring, and I hate it. There are times where I cheat, I do it using the computer, and let the printer do the writing for me..
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Oh that was really tiring, my hands can't do that since my hands easily get tired when writing. Hmmn.. let me think what trick are you using. I think you are using a font which is look like handwritten, am I right? Hehe. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
24 Aug 09
I use A4 most of the time, actually most of the time Letter is set into the printer which I need to change every time I have to take printout. Why is that letter size and A4 is different!
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Yes, letter size is the default size for printer. But I believe you can change the default size to A4 by changing the settings or preferences. Yes, letter and A4 have different sizes, letter size has 8.5" x 11" while A4 size has 8.27" 11.69". A4 is a little bit narrow than letter but a little bit longer. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
24 Aug 09
I use A4 size mostly. All of my business documents have to be prepared in A4 size. Presentations at the business meetings and at the Company headoffice, etc., are all in A4 size. Once in a while, there is a need for legal size. That's only once in a while.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
A4 size is really the most commonly used size of paper in the office. Legal size is the second one. These two are really the ones use at work. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
24 Aug 09
A4 is the standard size and more readily available. for rough copies i scale down to print two pages in one and also double side. and yes i also mostly print in draft mode. this saves both paper and ink. i have also started refilling the ink cartridges myself. single use cartridges are a big hazard to environment. this way i save both money and help protect environment.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
With your practices, you are really saving a lot, mainly money. If you are a heavy user or printing bulk documents, using the CISS or continuous ink supply system is really a must and can save you a lot. You are really doing a great job. Keep it up. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
24 Aug 09
Letter size paper measures 8.5 inches by 11 inches while A4 paper measures 8.3 inches by 11.7 inches Legal size paper measures 8.5 inches by 14 inches for US while 8.5 inches by 13 inches for the Philippines and other countries. Paper size depends on what is printed and what is the purpose of the prints. Legal transactions pertaining to court proceedings are printed in legal size papers. read more about paper size http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_size
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
24 Aug 09
It's good that you mentioned the exact sizes of most commonly used papers for printer. The default size of legal is 8.5 x 14 that's why we still need to make it 13 instead of 14 because that is the size of legal in the Philippines. Yes, there's proper paper for every document so it really depends. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
• India
24 Aug 09
Mostly,I use A4 size paper.I am planning to start using cardstock too from now on as I want to experiment with making greetings cards,hope it doesnt get stuck in the printer:D
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
24 Aug 09
It's good that you are now practicing making greeting cards. Maybe just avoid those too hard boards, as it really stuck in your printer. But it actually depends on your printer, there are printer which doesn't like hard papers, and there are also printers which doesn't like too smooth. But a heavy duty printer can handle all of that, any kind of paper. Good luck on your experimentation. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!