planner sizes - how many are there?

Updated: 5 days ago


blog post 08/22 - planner sizes



to be honest: I have no idea how many planner sizes are out there!


There are the DIN-sizes, like A6 or A5, then company sizes like Filofax Personal or Pocket and then there are so many sizes out there, especially in bound books, that nobody can really tell.

I do not and cannot list every size here, I try to capture as many as possible but I guess the list will never be quite finished.




DIN sizes:

A7

74 x 105 mm

2.9 x 4.1 inches

A6

105 x 148 mm

4.1 x 5.8 inches

B6

125 x 176 mm

4.9 x 6.9 inches

B6 Japan

128 x 182 mm

5.0 x 7.2 inches

A5

148 x 210 mm

5.8 x 8.3 inches

A4

210 x 297 mm

8.3 x 11.7 inches

B5

176 x 205 mm

6.9 x 8.0 inches

There are a lot more DIN-sizes, in either A, B, C and so one, I have listed above the most common sizes for planners.

Not to forget the Japanese DIN-sizes which are a bit different from the European DIN-sizes, the most common to be used is the B6 Japan size.





USA sizes:

Junior

127 x 203 mm

5.0 x 8.0 inches

Half Letter

140 x 216 mm

5.5 x 8.5 inches

Letter

216 x 254 mm

8.5 x 11.0 inches

Legal

216 x 356 mm

8.5 x 14.0 inches

and here we come already at the first confusing point: Levenger, which is a US company for discbound planners offer inserts in sizes of Junior and Letter. Their Junior size is 5.5x8.5 inches, so rather Half Letter. Their Letter size is 8.5x11 inches, this matches the list above.



Filofax sizes:

Mini

rings

67 x 105 mm

2.6 x 4.1 inches

Pocket

rings

81 x 120 mm

3.2 x 4.7 inches

Personal

rings

95 x 171 mm

3.75 x 6.75 inches

A5

rings

148 x 210 mm

5.8 x 8.3 inches

A4

rings

210 x 297 mm

8.3 x 11.7 inches

these are the paper sizes, the cover sizes vary due to their material or ring size




Franklin Covey Planner sizes:

Pocket

rings

89 x 152 mm

3.5 x 6 inches

Compact

rings

108 x 171 mm

4.25 x 6.75 inches

Classic

rings

140 x 216 mm

5.5 x 8.5 inches

Monarch

rings

216 x 254 mm

8.5 x 11 inches

Franklin Covey goes after the normal US sizes, Classic is Half Letter and Monarch is Letter size. Just Pocket and Compact are special sizes.



Leuchtturm sizes:

Mini A7

bound book

70 x 110 mm

2.75 x 4.33 inches

Pocket A6

bound book

90 x 150 mm

3.5 x 5.9 inches

Paperback B6+

bound book

125 x 190 mm

4.9 x 7.5 inches

Medium A5

bound book

145 x 210 mm

5.7 x 8.3 inches

Composition B5

bound book

178 x 254 mm

7 x 10 inches

Master A4+

bound book

225 x 315 mm

8.8 x 12,4 inches

Leuchtturm sizes are quite confusing because they mention the DIN-sizes in their descriptions, but they are not the real DIN-sizes. A6 for example is 105x148 mm, but their Pocket A6 is much slimmer but higher, 90x150mm. And these are the outside sizes, each sheet of paper is another 2-3mm smaller.




Moleskine sizes:

XS

bound book

65 x 105 mm

2.5 x 4.1 inches

Pocket

bound book

90 x 140 mm

3,5 x 5,5 inches

Medium

bound book

115 x 175 mm

4,5 x 6.8 inches

Large

bound book

130 x 210 mm

5.1 x 8.3 inches

XL

bound book

190 x 250 mm

7.5 x 9.8 inches

A4

bound book

210 x 297 mm

8.3 x 11.7 inches


Moleskine as well makes their own sizes, they are similar to Leuchtturm but differently, and not in DIN-sizes. These are again outside sizes, the paper sizes are smaller.



Paperblanks:

Mini

bound book

95 x 140 mm

3.75 x 5.5 inches

Midi

bound book

130 x 180 mm

5 x 7 inches

Slim

bound book

95 x 180 mm

3.75 x 7 inches

Ultra

bound book

180 x 230 mm

7 x 9 inches

Grande

bound book

210 x 300 mm

8.3 x 11.75 inches

these are again outside cover sizes, not paper sizes.


Hobonichi sizes:

A6

bound book

105 x 148 mm

4.1 x 5.8 inches

A5

bound book

148 x 210 mm

5.8 x 8.3 inches

Weeks

bound book

94 x 188 mm

3.7 x 7.4 inches

Weekly Calendar

bound book

95 x 140 mm

3.7 x 5.5 inches

Hobo Note Semi B5

bound book

179 x 252 mm

7 x 9.9 inches

the paper sizes are identical to the cover sizes, as the Hobonichi covers are the same size with no overhang. Exception would be the Weeks Calender, here the paper size is a bit smaller than the cover




Jibun Techo sizes:

B6 mini

bound book

120 x 190 mm

4.7 x 7.5 inches

B6 mini notebook

bound book

108 x 182 mm

4.25 x 7.2 inches

A5 slim

bound book

138 x 217 mm

5.4 x 8.5 inches

A5 slim notebook

bound book

125 x 210 mm

4.9 x 8.3 inches


Franklin Planner Japan:

A6

bound book

105 x 148 mm

4.1 x 5.8 inches

A5

bound book

148 x 210 mm

5.8 x 8.3 inches

B6 Japan

bound book

128 x 182 mm

5.0 x 7.2 inches

weekly slim

bound book

97 x 162 mm

3.8 x 6.3 inches

These are paper sizes with the exception of weekly slim, this is the cover size.




And then there are special sizes which are now very often used in ring covers


They are mostly wider than any DIN-sizes or a bit higher, but depending on the cover layout these special sizes fit very well into a "standard cover".

For example Franklin Covey Compact inserts fit very well into a Filofax Personal Malden or Filofax Personal Original cover.

Or A6 wide inserts fit into the Aura Estelle Scarlett covers in A6, with space enough for side tabs.

Sometimes you really have to try out which paper size fits into the cover you have, sometimes you can even use side tabs with the wider size, sometimes only top tabs.



A6 wide

rings

115 x 148 mm

4.52 x 5.8 inches

B6 wide

rings

135 x 178 mm

5.3 x 7 inches

Personal wide

rings

120 x 171 mm

4.75 x 6.75 inches

A5 wide

rings

178 x 218 mm

7 x 8.6 inches



In my Etsy shop for printable planner inserts I will now start to offer inserts for these special sizes:

- A6 wide

- B6 wide

- Personal wide

- A5 wide

- HB x WA5



HB x WA5 is a special Japanese size, it is wide as A5 but high as bible size, which is a