Sizes of paper

Description

Different kinds of paper sizes such as folio, quarto, octavo, and sixteen-mo. Each type indicates how many times the paper has to be folded. While these are older, they are nowadays connected with ISO standards such as the A paper sizes.

Alternative labels

measures of paper
sizes of paper stock
size of paper
measurements of paper
cuts of paper

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Sizes of paper is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Paper cutter operator: Paper cutter operators tend a machine that cuts paper to the desired size and shape. Paper cutters may also cut and perforate other materials that come in sheets, such as metal foil.
Paper stationery machine operator: Paper stationery machine operators work with machines that perform one or more operations on paper to make it suitable for specific markets, such as punching holes, perforating, creasing, and collating with a carbon coated sheet.
Artisan papermaker: Artisan papermakers create paper slurry, strain it on screens, and dry it manually or using small scale equipment.
Paper engineer: Paper engineers ensure an optimal production process in the manufacture of paper and related products. They select primary and secondary raw materials and check their quality. In addition, they optimize machinery and equipment usage as well as the chemical additives for paper making.

Optional knowledge

Sizes of paper is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Paper bag machine operator: Paper bag machine operators tend a machine that takes in paper, folds it and glues it to produce paper bags of various sizes, shapes, and grades of strength.

 


 

References

  1. Sizes of paper – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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