Pixels to Picas Conversion


Use this CSS unit conversion tool to easily convert pixel values into their equivalent value in pica.


On this page, you’ll learn:

  • What is a Pixel?
  • What is a Pica?
  • Pixel to Pica Conversion Formula
  • How to Convert Pixel into Pica?
  • Pixel to Pica Conversion Table

What is a Pixel to Pica Converter?

Pixel to Pica Converter is an online CSS tool through which you can easily convert pixel units into pica units.

Pixel to Pica Converter

What is a Pixel?

Pixel is the smallest element of an image or a display which together make up the whole image. One pixel is equal to 1/96 of an inch. Pixels are usually denoted by the px symbol.

What is a Pica?

Pica is an absolute length unit in CSS. They are absolute, which means they have a fixed length value, and they do not change their values upon changing the device size. A pica is denoted using the pc symbol. One pica is equal to 1/6 of an inch.

Pixel to Pica Conversion Formula

The formula used to convert pixel to pica (px to pc) is:

Pica = Pixel * 0.0625

How to Convert Pixel to Pica?

According to W3C, 1 Inch = 96 Pixels and 1 Inch = 6 Pica. Using this data, we can say that: 96 Pixels = 6 Picas. This can be also written as 1 Pixel = 6/96 Pixels. Therefore, after doing the calculations, we can say that to convert pixel value into picas, we need to multiply the pixels by 0.625.

96 Pixels = 6 Picas

Example Problems on Pixel to Pica

Example 1: Convert 24 Pixels into Pica.

Step 1: Get the Value in Pixels

Value in pixels = 24px

Step 2: Use Pixel to Pica Conversion Formula

Pica = Pixel * 0.0625 = 24 * 0.0625 = 1.5

Thus, 24px = 1.5pc


Example 2: Convert 36px into pc.

Step 1: Get the Final Pixel Value

Value in Pixels = 36

Step 2: Use Pixels to Picas Conversion Formula

Pica = Pixels * 0.0625 = 36 * 0.0625 = 2.25

Thus, 36px = 2.25pc


Pixels to Picas Conversion Table

Pixel (PX)Pica (PC)
1px0.0625pc
4px0.25pc
8px0.5pc
12px0.75pc
14px0.875pc
16px1pc
18px1.125pc
20px1.25pc
24px1.50pc
32px2pc
48px3pc
64px4pc
72px4.5pc
96px6pc
128px8pc
256px16pc
512px32pc

Frequently Asked Questions on Pixels to Picas

What is a Pica?

Pica is an absolute length unit in CSS such that 1 Pica = 1/6 of an Inch.

How many pixels are there in 1 pica?

There are 16 pixels in one pica.

How many picas are there in 1 pixel?

There are 0.0625 picas in 1 pixel.

What pc stands for?

pc in CSS stands for Picas.


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