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The Guide to Rolling Paper Sizes

by admin Sep 15 2020

Rolling papers come in a vast assortment of sizes, where each size has its unique function. Although there are many sizes to choose from, it can become confusing for users who are not quite sure what they are looking for or what size to get. If this sounds like you, not to worry! This guide is here to help you choose the perfect rolling paper size for any occasion. Each paper size is suitable for different sets of needs, and it is essential to know which size works best for you.

Rolling Paper Sizes

1 1/4 Rolling Papers

The first size on our list, which is the standard and perhaps the most popular, is 1 1/4 rolling papers. These are the typical papers you can find at most online retailers and head shops because you cannot beat their convenience. Many smokers' go-to rolling papers are the 1 1/4 because they are so widely available.

It is important to note that a common misconception with 1 1/4-inch rolling papers is that it refers to the paper's length. It actually refers to its width, while the length of the rolling paper varies across brands, from 78 mm to 84 mm. Each brand is slightly different, so you might want to try out a few different ones to determine which one is best for your needs. Fortunately, we carry several popular 1 1/4 rolling paper brands including Juicy Jay’s, OCB, Zig Zag, and  RAW on our site.

Not to mention, we have a wide array of flavored rolling papers in the 1 1/4 size as well!

Single Wide Rolling Papers

Another common type of rolling paper are single wide papers. Like the 1 1/4 papers, a single wide paper's length varies from brand to brand. However, you can always find them in a 1-inch width, making their name relatively straightforward and easy to classify. Generally, these papers are shorter than 1 1/4 papers, with their length ranging from 68 mm to 70 mm.

Single wide papers have a specific ratio to ensure you can roll the perfect cone-shaped cigarette. And if you want to roll cigarettes more than 3 inches, these specialty papers open up a whole new world of rolling possibilities. Since single wide papers are incredibly common, there are countless brands you can choose from. Some single wide rolling paper brands we offer include OCB, Elements, and RAW. You can also find hemp rolling papers in this size on our site. 

1 1/2 Rolling Papers

A lot of smokers prefer papers with a larger width, which makes 1 1/2 papers the perfect choice for them. As the name implies, these papers have a 1 1/2-inch width. Although the difference from the 1 1/4 may not seem like much, you’d be surprised how useful it comes when packing more of your herbal supplement into the final product. All that means is you will have a thicker roll that will last you significantly longer. Not to mention, you have more control over the rolling process due to its larger surface area, giving you better command over the overall shape and outcome of your craft.

Generally, 1 1/2 papers are the same length as 1 1/4 ones, ranging from 78 mm to 84 mm. Unlike the previous two sizes, these papers are less popular among smokers. Nonetheless, that does not mean they are any less in quality. In fact, you can find many great smoking brands that offer this specific size of paper. For example, you can easily find RAW and Elements 1 1/2 rolling papers on our website. Likewise, we offer organic hemp, classic, and rice papers in the 1 1/2-inch size.

King Size Rolling Papers

King Size rolling papers are the largest size on the market and are perfect for individuals who enjoy a king's ransom worth of herbal supplements in their cigarettes. When using this type of rolling paper, your final product will surpass all others in scope and size. Aside from the paper size being fit for a king, many avid smokers also choose this size due to the slow burn time.

King Size papers generally range from 99 mm to 100 mm in length, which adds far more real estate at the end of the paper than the other sizes we covered. Depending on the brand you choose, the additional 35+ mm means you increase the burn time more than half! They are also slightly wider than other rolling papers on the market, ranging just over 1 1/4 inch width, or about 55 mm to 60 mm. The longer burn time also means smokers who roll for themselves can enjoy it for a longer time and spread their favorite smoking product up throughout the day. If you are looking for papers fit for a king, our King Size Rolling Paper brands include RAW, OCB, Elements, among others.

Find the Perfect Rolling Paper Size at MatchBox Bros!

At MatchBox Bros, we only supply the best of the best in smoking products and accessories. One of our signature products includes a wide range of rolling papers in a plethora of sizes from the industry's top brands. For any smoker, young or old, there is no doubt you can find what you are looking for at MatchBox Bros. Whether it is filtered tips, lighters, organic hemp wraps, or anything else in between, you can easily find it on our website. In addition, we also have our blog where we post the latest and most up to date smoking guides, resources, and how-tos.


What is the best rolling paper size for beginners?

For beginners, we recommend the classic 1 1/4 rolling papers. They provide the best control and are a great way to gain knowledge on how rolling papers feel.

Are rolling papers expensive?

The price varies widely from brand to brand and from size to size. Generally, most 1 1/4 papers range from $2.00 - $3.00, while king-sized papers are $2.50 - $4.00. Likewise, you can buy rolling paper packs that contain anywhere from tens to hundreds of papers. 

How much product does each rolling paper hold?

  • 1 1/4 rolling papers: 0.5 - 0.6g
  • 84 mm rolling papers: 0.5 - 0.6g
  • 1 1/2 rolling papers: 0.6 - 0.75g
  • Single Wide papers: 0.4 - 0.5g
  • Double Wide papers: 0.8 - 1g
  • King Size papers: 1 - 1.2g
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