If you are wondering how many sheets of paper are in a ream, check out this paper quantity converter. Printing industry has their own measures of quantity - quires, reams, bundles, and bales are not the only units in which you can express the number of sheets of paper. Give this converter a go or keep reading to find out more about paper quantities.
How many sheets of paper in a ream?
Well, it depends on the type of paper you are using. The most probable is that your ream of paper consists of 500 identical sheets.
The following reams are still in use:
- Ream, sometimes called long ream: 500 sheets - international standard value, standard printing/writing paper.
- Short ream: 480 sheets - certain types of specialist papers may be sold in short reams, e.g., tissue, greaseproof or handmade paper.
- Perfect ream or Printer's ream: 516 sheets - the measure taking into account the waste incurred during paper handling and printing.
How many sheets in a quire?
The usual meaning of the quire is 25 sheets of paper. Sometimes for the special types of paper it's equal to 24 sheets (2 dozens). One quire is 1/20 of the ream, doesn't matter which type of ream we are taking:
- 1 (long) ream = 20 (long) quires = 500 sheets
- 1 short ream = 20 short quires = 480 sheets
How to use paper quantity converter?
Assume you want to print out concert posters, but you need special paper sold in short reams:
- Enter the value into the proper box. Assume you need to print 1000 posters. Type the value into the first box.
- Paper quantity converter shows the result in four different measures. We want to know how many short reams do we need, but this measure is not displayed.
- If the unit doesn't appear in default mode, change it by click and choose the one you need from a drop-down menu. Select the short ream. The value we were after is 2.1, so buying two short reams is not enough.