New Zealand standard for school stationery

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The New Zealand standard for school stationery (known formally as NZS 8132:1984 - Specification for school stationery) was established in 1984 by the 'Standards Association Ltd', New Zealand's national standards body. It specifies various types of stationery to ensure that different manufacturers produce compatible products of suitable quality. Standardisation enables schools and businesses to request or order appropriate stationery without regard for brand.

The original specifications were devised after consultation with the Department of Education and various teachers' organisations.[1] Products are defined by codes, according to their size, binding and format.

Part Index Code[edit]

  • Number for PRODUCT GROUP
    1 – 21
  • Letter for INNER FORMAT
    A – Z
  • Number for FINISHED SIZE
    1 – 10

So 14B8, for example, refers to a ruled looseleaf A4 refill pad.

Product Groups[edit]

1 – Exercise book (Stapled / Soft cover)
2 – Lecture Book (Sewn / Hardcovered)
3 – Notebook – Soft cover
4 – Notebook – Hard cover
5 – Indexed notebook – Soft cover
6 – Indexed notebook – Hard cover
7 – Lecture Pad
8 – Spiral Notebooks
9 – School Pads
10 – Newsprint Pads
11 – Typing Pads
12 – Loose Leaf Binders
14 – Accounting loose leaf refills
15 – Subject Dividers
16 – Journal Covers
17 – Drawing Refills
18 – Drawing Wallets
19 – Drawing Folios
21 – Reinforced loose leaf refills

Inner Format[edit]

A – Unruled
B – 7mm Ruled
C – Unruled cartridge
D – Double Ledger
E – 7mm Quad
F – 12mm Ruled
G – 25mm Ruled
H – 10mm Quad
I – 9mm Ruled
J – 5mm Quad
K – 2mm + 10mm Quad
L – Alternate leaves 7mm ruled & unruled
M – Music
N – Natural folder manilla
P – Ledger
Q – Journal
R – Cash 3 column
S – 8 Money Column
T – 14 cash column
U – Top 1/3 blank; bottom 2/3 12mm ruled
V – Unruled bank paper
W – Unruled bond paper(good quality)
X – Trunkboard
Y – Coverboard
Z – Coloured manilla

Finished Size of Book[edit]

See also: Paper size

1 – Notebook 165 mm x 100 mm
2 – 125 mm x 202 mm
3 – 100 mm x 165 mm
4 – 230 mm x 180 mm
5 – 255 mm x 205 mm
6 – 330 mm x 205 mm (Foolscap)
7 – 210 mm x 148 mm (A5 - ISO 216)
8 – 297 x 210 mm (A4 - ISO216)
9 – 420 mm x 297 mm (A3 - ISO216)
10 – 597 mm x 420 mm (A2 - ISO216)

References[edit]

  • Code details were sourced from information supplied by Croxley Stationery Ltd of New Zealand.

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