Convert Points (pt) to Centimeters (cm) | pt in cm

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# Let's convert Points (pt) to Centimeters (cm)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Points (pt) to Centimeters (cm) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Points to Centimeters

Formula
cm = pt / 28.45
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Centimeters, divide the number of Points by 28.5
Points (pt) in 1 Centimetre
There are 28.45 Points in 1 Centimetre
Centimeters (cm) in 1 Point
There are 0.04 Centimeters in 1 Point

## Unit Information

Point
/pɔɪnt/
Symbol: pt
Unit System: Typography

### What is the Point?

The point is a unit of length in the field of typography and uses the symbol pt.

It is the smallest unit in the world of typography. There are 12 points in a pica.

In physical printing methods / press systems, the point size is the height of the metal press body on which the font's letters are made. When applied to the digital type space, letters are designed around a theoretical size, an em square which is scaled to the relative point size (when specified of course!).

Centimetre
/ˈsɛntɪmiːtə/
Symbol: cm
Unit System: SI

### What is the Centimetre?

The centimetre is a unit of length and is a multiple of the metre; an SI derived unit. It has the symbol cm.

A centimetre is equal to 0.01m. It is also ≈ 0.3937in.

Centimetres are used in maps to scale up conversions to real world measurements.

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