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Common Calendar Sizes For Printing - Which Standard To Use?

It's no secret that calendars are a popular item to print each year. But did you know that calendars have several different sizes and formats? Here is a breakdown of the most common calendar sizes and what each format is best used for.

Different Sizes for Personalized Wall Calendars

There are many different custom calendar sizes you can think of for a printed wall calendar. In the end, it is a matter of taste, but some standard sizes are commonly used and frequently offered for wall calendar printing.

Here are some well-established sizes for calendars:

8.5" x 11" Calendar

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

5.5" x 8.5" Calendar

5.5" x 8.5" is a standard calendar 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-stitch calendars. Of course, this small space or smaller calendar is 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, special events, etc. A common long-sized stripe format is 5.83" x 16.54", adapted from the European format. Popular square calendar sizes are 5.5" x 5.5", 8.5" x 8.5", and 11" x 11".

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The above list can be customized to suit the project scope. Regarding design artwork, layout, and final finishing, leather bindings are more traditional; wire-bound calendars are largely open in shape and are more easily folded. Depending on your budget, your calendar can be customized by changing the cover colors to match the desired look. All of your choices can be made by yourself.

12-Month Personalized Calendar

A 12-month personalized custom calendar is an excellent way to track your work routine, take notes, or any other purpose. This calendar can be used for business or personal use, and/or making it a great gift for customers! You can create custom calendars with plenty of room to write in appointments, meetings, holidays, and reminders (designed and printed with your company logo). This calendar will help you stay organized and on top of your office schedule!

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It's best to use various sizes of calendars at home to help with the daily schedule. A long year-round calendar poster gives you a quick view of every month of the year, while smaller calendars like Calendar Magnets are ideal for looking at the month at a time.

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We understand that each customer has different needs, and we will take the time to listen to your specific wants and needs to create a calendar that is just right for you. We use only the highest quality materials and printing techniques to ensure that your calendar will last for years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the standard size of a calendar?

8.5x11′′ is a widely recognized standard calendar size.

What is the standard size of desk calendars?

Standard sizes in desk calendars range from 24 x 17 inches and over three feet, and smaller desk calendars can reach as much as 8.8x11.

What is the standard calendar called?

The Julian calendar is presently used in Western Europe as the civil and ecclesiastical calendar. Created by Papa Gregory XIII in 1582, the calendar is 365 days with an additional day for all four years.

What are the three types of calendars?

It is common for people worldwide to use a wide variety of calendars that consist of primarily three types: the lunar, the solar, and lunar calendars. Generally speaking, solar calendars focus on the Sun or are more specifically based on Earth's rotation around the Sun.

Why do some people prefer printed calendars over digital calendars?

People prefer printed calendars because they like to be able to write notes on them, highlight important dates, and cross off completed items. They also like the tactile experience of flipping through pages and handling a physical calendar in front of them. Plus, there's something about having a physical calendar on the wall or desk that makes it feel more official and part of their everyday office routine.

Some people also find that they're more likely to stick to their plans when they can see them written down in a calendar under a specific date. Seeing a month's worth of events, holidays, and tasks all laid out in one place can help people better understand how their time is being spent and where they might need to make some adjustments.