The convenience of a printable ruler is something that I've taken advantage of more times than I can remember. I'm frequently misplacing my rulers and measuring tape and the quick print of a free printable ruler gets me going in quicker time then it would take to hunt the actual ruler down.
Printable rulers are also very convenient because they are more flexible than a plastic, wood, or metal ruler because you can bend them to measure just about anything.
If you're teaching your child or students about units of measurements then these printable rulers can really help with that and with them being paper, they can even decorate them to make the activity a bit more fun.
Tip: When printing a paper ruler make sure that you do not have the shrink to fit option turned on and page scaling should be set to none before you print. This will print the ruler at actual size with accurate units.
Tip: If you're looking for a sturdier printable ruler, try printing the ruler on cardstock instead of printer paper.
You also might like this free, printable graph paper available.
Vendian should be the first place you go when looking for a free printable ruler because they have a whopping 20 of them in every type of measurement you'll ever need.
There printable rulers are available in foot, metric, centimeter/inch, narrow, yard, meter, large-print, single-unit, color square, and number in different lengths and styles.
The printable rulers at Vendian's can be downloaded as a PDF or PostScript file.
The printable rulers here are a little more fashionable with either a metallic or transparent look which are both available to print on Letter or A4 paper.
The cutting lines around the ruler make it easy to cut out the printable ruler neatly and accurately.
Click on the image of the ruler you'd like to print and it will open as a PDF file. After you print, you can follow the directions on how to test your ruler to make sure it is accurate.
There are several options for printable rulers here including white,long rulers and short, colored rulers that can be printed on Letter or A4 paper sizes.
All the printable rulers here are downloaded as a PDF file and then can be printed after you've checked the settings to make sure they're going to print accurately.