Use this printable ruler to measure things when you don’t have a physical ruler available. Just print for an accurate easy-to-use ruler whenever you need to measure something.
Our printable rulers follow the metric system so you will find a collection of standard rulers such as centimeter rulers and inch measurements. If you need an accurate ruler quickly then these rulers are free and easy to use.
Our printable rulers are actual size so if you’re looking for a metric ruler of 12-Inch or 30 centimeters then this is what you need.
You will find that our rulers have centimeters (cm) and millimeters (mm) on one side and inches (in) on the other side. We have options for rulers to be printed then cut out, or folded options where you simply just print out then fold the page for an accurate ruler.
Each ruler is available in both US letter and A4 sizes and comes as a PNG and PDF file.
See printing instructions below for help with printing correctly for accurate measurements.
To save any of our printable paper rulers, simply click on the ruler you want and save it to your computer or click the PDF link underneath.
Printable Paper Ruler Instructions
To print the paper rulers, there are a few print settings you will need to be aware of first.
As accuracy is the key factor when printing these ruler templates, you will need to make sure your printer setup is correct for printing.
When clicking print:
- Make sure the Page Scaling is set to None
- Click Properties and set the Page Size to Letter or A4 (depending on what paper you use).
I recommend printing the paper rulers on a nice cardstock for sturdiness and durability.
What to use a printable ruler for
Use a ruler print out at home or in your classroom to help kids and young children with their studies, math, craft activities, and much more.
You can use these centimeter and inch rulers for sewing projects too. They come in very handy for adults. Just because these are paper rulers doesn’t mean they are a one-time-use ruler.
If you don’t just want a disposable ruler, you can easily laminate them or print them on thick cardstock to make them more durable.
I hope you found these free printable rulers useful! They are a quick and easy alternative for when you don’t have a physical ruler on hand.
More useful measurement printables and size charts
If you liked these printable rulers then why not check out our printable protractor?
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