Recipe Sizes

One of the most important parts, aside from collecting your recipes, is determining the overall recipe size. Don’t take the sizes for granted because they have an impact on your organization, style, readability, and visual appearance of the recipes.

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Recipe Sizes Standard

Recipe Size for Recipe Cards

There are three main sizes for recipe cards: 3×5 inches for vintage, 4×6 inches for regular, and 5×7 inches for large.

Recipe Size for Recipe Books

The basic size for recipe books is 7.9×10.9 inches.

Recipe Size for Recipe Cookbooks

A good, medium-cut size for a recipe cookbook is 7.5×9.25 inches. This size for cookbooks is easy to carry and allows for big margins and plenty of room for images.

Recipe Size for Recipe Journals

The most common journal sizes you can use for your recipes are A5 (5.8×8.3 in or 148×210 mm), which is the most common for journaling, as well as B5 (7.2×10.1 in or 182×257 mm), A6 (4.13×5.83 in or 105×148 mm), and letter (8.5×11 in or 216×279 mm).

Recipe Size for Recipe Scrapbooks

Identifying the perfect size is one of the most important aspects of making a recipe scrapbook. The 8.5×11 inch size is the most frequently used for recipe scrapbook-making.

Recipe Size for Recipe Planners

The frequently used recipe planner sizes are A4, which is equivalent to 8.27 by 11.69 inches or 210 by 297 mm, and letter, which is equivalent to 8.5 by 11 inches or 215.9 by 279.4 mm.

Recipe Sizes for Digital – Social Media

Recipe Size for Facebook

You can share your recipes as an image or advertisement on Facebook using the US letter format, which is 8.5 by 11 inches, A4 or A5.

Recipe Size for Instagram

The popular Instagram recipe post size is 12×12 inches, or 1500 by 1500 (125 pixels per inch) and 3600 by 3600 (300 pixels per inch).

Recipe Size for Twitter

The ideal Twitter recipe image post should have a resolution of 800×418 pixels for a 1.91:1 aspect ratio and 800×800 pixels for a 1:1 aspect ratio.

Recipe Size for Wattpad

Wattpad suggests a cover size of 256 by 400 pixels with a 2:3 ratio. Choose the size that best suits your recipe’s needs.

Recipe Sizes for Print

Recipe Cards for Print

You can choose from these recipe card sizes for your prints: 3×5 inches (vintage), 4×6 inches (regular), and 5×7 inches (large).

Recipe Books for Print

Once your recipe books are ready for printing, you can simply follow the 7.9×10.9 inch basic size.

Recipe Cookbooks for Print

If you prefer a cookbook size that is convenient to carry and has ample margins and image space, select the 7.5×9.25 inch, which is a decent medium-cut size.

Recipe Journals for Print

The typical recipe prints are in A5 size (5.8×8.3 in or 148×210 mm), which is the most common for journals. You can also choose from B5, A6, letter, legal, B6, and A4 sizes.

Recipe Scrapbooks for Print

One of the most crucial components of printing a recipe scrapbook to make it readable and presentable is determining the ideal size. For recipe scrapbook printing, the 8.5×11 inch format is the most popular.

Recipe Planners for Print

A4 and letter are the standard sizes for recipe planner prints. Other options include A5 (148×210 mm or 5.83×8.27 in) and half letter sizes (140×216 mm or 5.5×8.5 in).

Recipe Sizes for Email

If you intend to write recipes online and share them via email, make sure the size is suitable for you by adhering to the standard size of 8.5×11 inches, which is not too large but still allows for margins and food recipe photos.

Recipe Sizes for Business

For your recipes in business, you can use the basic size of 8.5×11 inches as well as A4, A5, or A6 as long as there is enough room to add some of your advertisements or business marketing.

Recipe Sizes for Adobe Photoshop

There are a lot of ready-made recipe templates that make creating recipes in Adobe Photoshop simple; you just adhere to the 0.125-inch bleed and set the image size to 300 pixels per inch for the best outcome.

Recipe Sizes for Adobe Illustrator

When creating recipes with Adobe Illustrator, the ideal cut size is 0.125-inch bleed per side, with the CMYK color model and 300 pixels per inch image resolution.

Recipe Sizes FAQs

How do I print on a 3×5 recipe card?

You can produce recipe cards by hand by personally designing and cutting out each one, or you can utilize our recipe card designs by downloading a template design and printing it out on a 3×5 size using a printer.

How do you calculate serving size for a recipe?

Ingredient quantities are divided by the number of servings to determine the serving size of a recipe.

What does scaling a recipe mean?

Scaling is the process of adjusting the number of servings in a dish by multiplying (to increase) or dividing (to decrease) the quantities of the various ingredients in the recipe.

How do I make a recipe bigger?

Making your recipes bigger is very simple. You just have to double (multiply) the amount of your ingredients in your original recipe.

How do you make a 4×6 recipe card in Word?

From the ribbon, choose the “Page Layout” tab. Then, at the bottom of the “Page Setup” group, click the “Page Setup” dialog box launcher. In the “Page Setup” dialog box, select the “Paper” tab. From the “Paper size” drop-down menu, choose “Index Card, (4×6 in)”.

What are the dimensions of a recipe card?

Recipe cards are commonly available in three sizes: old-fashioned style (3×5 inches), standard style (4×6 inches), and oversized style (5×7 inches).

What is the formula for scaling a recipe?

To scale your recipe, use the formula CF=N/O, where CF is the conversion factor, N is the new recipe amount (or yield), and O is the original (or old) recipe yield. Then multiply the CF by each ingredient amount.

What is unit and measure in a recipe?

All measuring systems with basic units for length, mass (weight), capacity (volume), and temperature are referred to as units of measure.

How to increase recipe template size in photoshop?

Select Image, followed by Image Size. By selecting from the choices to the right of the Width and Height text fields, you can adjust (increase) the unit of measurement for width and height.

What is the pixel size of a recipe?

A larger pixel size indicates a higher-quality image or display. A standard 4×6-inch print should have a minimum resolution of 500×750 pixels and a best resolution of 1200×1800 pixels.