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    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......

  • #2
    Perhaps you do not have quite enough to do?


    • #3
      I'm trying to avoid doing what I should be doing, so I have to do SOMETHING


      • #4
        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.



        • #5
          Paper used for printers here is A4 size which is 295mm by 210. Just wondering what size is used in the US/Canada?


          • #6
            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.



            • #7
              Everything has to be marked metric here but 90% people are still 'imperial'!


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