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Old 09-26-2003, 05:13 PM
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Are we being shortchanged

I was at a meeting yesterday and during a lull in the proceedings, I "squared up" the papers on the table in front of me.

To my surprise, I discovered that the pages were not all the same size. In fact, some of them were at least 1/8 of an inch narrower than others.

The narrow sheet was one I had printed at home.

What does this mean? By shaving 1/8 inch off every sheet of paper, every 64th package of paper is free to the paper mill.

Not much difference to me, but when a mill produces thousands of paper packages a day, the profit adds up.

Next I'm going to count and make sure there are 500 sheets in a package......
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Old 09-26-2003, 06:56 PM
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Perhaps you do not have quite enough to do?
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Old 09-26-2003, 07:00 PM
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I'm trying to avoid doing what I should be doing, so I have to do SOMETHING
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Old 09-26-2003, 07:35 PM
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It wasn't long ago that Andy Rooney did a segment on this type of thing. He said Maxwell House coffee is still good to the last drop. BUT..... there aren't as many drops as there used to be.

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Old 09-27-2003, 06:50 AM
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Paper used for printers here is A4 size which is 295mm by 210. Just wondering what size is used in the US/Canada?
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Old 09-27-2003, 10:14 AM
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Our standard letter paper is supposed to be 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm)

Perhaps the change in paper size was due to some legislated requirement that the paper companies operate in metric (215 mm x 279) althought they still put 8 1/5 x 11 on the package.

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Old 09-27-2003, 11:27 AM
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Everything has to be marked metric here but 90% people are still 'imperial'!
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