In your paper specifications, what does Finished Size mean?

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Finished size specification

When “Finished Size” Differs from Overall Paper Size

We received a great question from Lucille who wants clarification on our Finished Size specification. She asks,

When you say “Finished Size” 5/1/2 x 8 1/2, it means that it’s folded to that size but it’s actually 8 1/2 x 11, right?

She’s absolutely right. In the case of a folding item like a Program, Pocket Fold, or other blank folding card, the finished size is the final size of the item which it is folded closed. Watch our video to learn about why both the finished size and the overall paper size can be important specifications.

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  1. janet says:

    I want to make pocket fold cards that are 5×7 (portrait)what size paper do I need to purchase?
    If I decided to do it 5×7 landscape which size do I need to purchase?
    thank you very much!
    I really like the quality of paper you have Im looking
    forward to keep purchasing my papers from your company

  2. janet says:

    Hi again!
    I want to do the 5×7 pocket fold cards myself is 11 x 17 a good size or should I get a bigger size paper?
    I am looking at the 11 by 17 Vice Versa paper
    I really dont want to do a lot of cutting that is why im asking