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Are there any industry standard sizes used for print maps? I'm refering to paper size, not scale...
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There are both ANSI and ISO paper size standards as well as Architectural Standards. You can look those up for details.

For Offset printing paper and press sizes are fairly standardized. In the US 28"x40" is sort of the largest sheet you can easily work with, I usually aim for my maps to be a full sheet or half sheet to keep costs down.

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I usually design my folded paper maps to be a multiple of 4x9 inches, so they fit into standard brochure racks, but I know of no standards for map sheet size.
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Not sure about standard map sizes, but as Martin says, there are standard paper sizes for printing in general. For commercial offset printing 25 x 38 inches is very common. Of course, if your map will bleed you have to allow for margins and trimming. If you have a commercial printer you will be working with you might want to make sure they can handle the larger sizes.
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I usually design my folded paper maps to be a multiple of 4x9 inches,


That's wise thinking. I made a regional bike map and the folds ran at 4 and 3/8" inches requiring a "custom" rack.

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