How to count printed sheets
Conditional printed sheet is 90 cm long and 70 cm wide. The printed sheet is also attached newspaper formats, known since Soviet times: A2, A3, A4, A5 (the first two are used in practice mainly Newspapers, the last two mags).
In the Soviet and post-Soviet times in A2 format (that is, one page is equal to half of the printed sheet came out and continue to publish such editions as "True" or "Literary Gazette", A3 — "Arguments and facts").
To calculate the same number of printed sheets, the ratio of the area of the publication to its size is used.
So, to calculate the volume of publications in the printed sheets, you will need baseline data on the length and width of the page (or, as they say in the publishing business, band). Multiply the length of the strip in its width. The result of this arithmetic is the area of one strip. For example, to publications with a bandwidth of 20 cm and a length of 30 cm is 600 sq cm
The area of the printed sheet is also easy to calculate. Just multiply 70 by 90 and you get 6300 sq.cm on the output.
Now we need to find out how the volume of the publication relates to the printed sheet. For this, divide the page area of the publication into an area of the printed sheet. For the above case, this ratio is approximately 0.095.
Now multiply the number of pages of the publication on the obtained ratio. For 100 pages, size 20 by 30 cm have a coefficient of 0,095 multiplied by 100. It turns out that 100 pages of the specified size is 9.5 in the printed sheet.
Due to the active use of different fonts and graphic design elements in modern printing, a printed sheet can accommodate a different amount of text.
In General, a modern global trend in journalism and book publishing aims to reduce the amount of text on the band is more pronounced than in former times, the presence of design elements. This, for example, various infographics: tables, charts, graphs. Or offsets — striking quotes from the main text, placed on the strip from the body of notes, usually in a larger font.
In the 90-ies of the last century it was believed that newspaper page A3 holds about 16 thousand characters of continuous text in a standard font. Due to the titles, subtitles and illustrations it really breaks and then less. Now one page of a modern newspaper usually contains not more than 6 thousand characters.
To assess the amount of it is text book-use different unit of measure — author's sheet, with exactly 40 thousand characters with spaces or 700 lines of poetic text. Volume in the author's worksheets in the field often plays the role of a unit of measure of the fee of the author, editor or translator. There are also payment options for the word or 1 thousand characters with spaces or without.
In Newspapers and magazines fees usually are laid out over a thousand characters with spaces (sometimes without) at the end of the month. However, there are other payment options. For example, in many Western-oriented standards of the Russian media means that the full-time journalist, salaried, must prepare for a month at least a certain amount of text or number of publications. However, abroad to meet these standards not only for the lazy. If you exceed the same minimum standards additional payments often don't rely.
In the author's sheets are also illustrations. One author's sheet is 3 thousand square cm of drawings, caricatures, photographs, etc. But all this, as a rule, is paid by the piece.
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