From: Spehro Pefhany
Subject: Re: Paper Sizes [was about someone asking what 100R meant]
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Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 19:39:22 GMT
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On Sat, 21 Dec 2002 19:11:50 -0000, the renowned "Zefram Cochrane"
>"Spehro Pefhany" wrote in message
>> of regular paper). But.. European binders have 4 holes instead of 3,
>Not so. There's no such thing as a "European binder". Hole punchers
>and binders can have a wide variety of numbers and spacing. Is
>binder-holage mandated by some standard in the US ?
Not that I know of- for what that's worth- (not much as I'm not a
stationery engineer)- but I've only really seen one type in the
US/Canada- from school kids' binders to duo-tang folders to $2000
reports in fake leather binders. You can buy the paper pre-punched
and run it through a photocopier or printer.
My hole punch can adapt to various 2 and 3 hole sizes (continuously
variable outer punches, and the middle punch can be moved and turned
off if desired), but there is a "3-HOLE STD" position that has the
middle punch centered, and the outer punches at +/- 4.25" from
The Japanese have some really excellent paper products-such as
notebooks that have perforated pages of *lightly* squared
paper than can be torn out, leaving binder holes of some Japanese
type. Expensive, of course.
Here's an info page on ISO paper sizes:
Note the cultural hegemony embedded in computer languages, not only
do you have to deal with "color" when specifying RGB/CMKY etc.
colours, but also the default units of Postscript are points,
which are defined (by Adobe, anyway) as exactly 1/72". Of course it's
easy to transform the coordinate system into mm or nano-furlongs if
that's what you want.
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