Dot Grid Notebook: Dot Grid Composition Book 1/5 inches (5 dots per inch)
(approx 5mm) Dot-Grid Journal, for Students, Artists and Teachers. Try Bullet Journaling. (Dot Grid Paper) (Volume 1)
If you are a bujoer, then the struggle to find a decent quality dot grid notebook for an affordable price is quite real. If you are like me, and write big, and hate A5 (half letter sized) sized notebooks/planners, then it’s even harder. This is a composition sized notebook, which is pretty comparable in size to my Happy Planner – the size that I adore!
The dots are decent – not too dark, not too light – and the paper quality is middle of the road. I don’t use watercolors in my notebooks, so can’t tell you how well that works, but there’s some definite shadowing after using Pilot G2 pens, my favorite Prismacolor pens (especially in the .05 & .08 tips), and my beloved Staedler. Shadowing does bother me – for me, it’s distracting, makes it hard to read my writing, and if I can’t read what I wrote, then I’m not getting stuff done. I’m currently using this mostly as a regular notebook – I have my master to do list in it, that I’m still adding to as I remember regular tasks that I do. I know a lot of people like doing practice “spreads” before working up in their “good” journals/notebooks, and this would work well for that.
In other words, if you are on a budget, and don’t mind the shadowing – or if you are using plain ball point pens (which didn’t seem to shadow), then this is a good little notebook for the price. If you a paper snob, then don’t waste your money.