Why is 8 1/2” X 11” paper the standard size?

While waiting at the printer or copier, did your mind ever wander and wonder why is 8 1/2” X 11” paper the standard size? One answer is the Dutch papermakers first invented the two-sheet paper mold in 1690. Legend has it that the average maximum reach of an experienced vatman’s arms was 44 inches. Many […]