Convert Points (pt) to Mils (mil) | pt in mil

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# Let's convert Points (pt) to Mils (mil)

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

## Quick Reference for Converting Points to Mils

Formula
mil = pt x 13.84
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Mils, multiply the number of Points by 13.8
Points (pt) in 1 Mil
There are 0.07 Points in 1 Mil
Mils (mil) in 1 Point
There are 13.84 Mils 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!).

Mil
/mɪl/
Symbol: mil
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Mil?

The mil is a unit of length in the imperial unit system and uses the symbol mil (or sometimes thou).

A mil in one one-thousandth of an inch (0.001 inches) or 25.4 μm.

The mil is still used in the US to measure thickness of various materials.

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