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Common Calendar Sizes For Printing - Which Standard To Use?

There are many different calendar sizes you can think of for a printed wall calendar. In the end it is a matter of taste but there are main sizes, which are commonly used and frequently offered for calendar printing. Here are some well-established sizes for calendars:

8.5” x 11” Calendars

8.5” x 11” is a well-known standard size for calendars. If it is a saddle stitched calendar the open format is different. Think of a magazine you would open, turn around and hang on the wall with a drilling hole. The calendar opens up to 8.5” x 22” and is perfect for graphics that are aligned vertically like portraits and high buildings.
In a landscape format  a 11” x 8.5” calendar opens up to 11” x 17” and this is the most commonly used calendar size. The format goes well with all kinds of graphics and landscapes.

5.5” x 8.5” Calendars

5.5” x 8.5” is a familiar size if you are looking for a more compact wall calendar. The open format is 5.5” x 17” or  8.5” x 11”for saddle stitched calendars. Of course these smaller calendars are a bit cheaper and can be found in stores as often as the larger ones.

11” x 17” Wire-O Calendars

For Wire-O calendars 11” x 17” or 17” x 11” is the most common size. As the closed and open format is the same for wire-o calendars this relates to the 8.5 “ x 11” saddle stitched size, when it is unfolded.

Other Common Calendar Sizes

Stripe calendars are a very popular format in Europe. You have a long stripe with lots of space to mark specific dates like birthdays, anniversaries etc. A common long sized stripe format is 5.83” x 16.54” which is adapted from the European format. Popular square calendar sizes are 5.5” x 5.5”, 8.5” x 8.5”, 11” x 11”.

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