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Dot Grid Notebooks With Larger Than 5Mm Spacing?

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#1 Obedai

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:26

I absolutely love dot grid notebooks, but the one problem I run into with them is that they all have exactly the same dot spacing! Every dot grid notebook I have ever seen has had 5mm spacing between the dots, which is just too small for me. I have been trying to find something closer to 1/4" spacing, but I haven't been able to find much. the closest thing I have found is Kokuyo's Campus notebooks, which have dots printed along the lines in an otherwise normal ruled notebook. That isn't what I'm looking for though, I want pure dot grid. Do you guys know of any wider-ruled dot grid notebooks out there?



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#2 Newjelan

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 10:04

I only use dot grid notebooks but have never been able to find one with other than 5mm spacing. As my writing is too large for 5mm, I use every second line. So if you manage to find an alternative, please let me know.

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 12:46

I've used Rhodia and Fabriano and both are 5mm - I think this is some sort of standard size...



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Posted 07 February 2015 - 13:12

I only use dot grid notebooks but have never been able to find one with other than 5mm spacing. As my writing is too large for 5mm, I use every second line. So if you manage to find an alternative, please let me know.


Same here - I use every other line.
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 13:21

Try printing your own. Here are some templates: http://www.printable...et/category/dot


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 09:20

Fabriano makes pads with 4mm dot grids. If you don't mind using two rows that might satisfy. Unfortunately they are the only people I've seen make any thing other than a 5mm grid.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 05:12

Thanks for the idea and they look really nice. No stockist here, so the search continues.

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 23:03

The problem with printing your own is the paper quality, and the addition of toner/ink from an office grade printer. For lined paper, at least two companies, Strathmore and Clairefontaine offer very high quality 8 mm ruled sheets, which are very comfortable to use, so I think that a 4 mm dot grid would be terrific. Yes, I can (and do) use an EF nib to write within 5 mm spacing, but consider that so called "college ruled" (in the USA) is a relatively generous 7.1 mm. For many years, I used American 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) quadrille pads for work, which were just sufficient; this spacing corresponds to the so called "narrow ruled" standard which is about as small as normal humans can handle comfortably. Where did metric go wrong? 



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 05:55

The problem with printing your own is the paper quality, and the addition of toner/ink from an office grade printer. For lined paper, at least two companies, Strathmore and Clairefontaine offer very high quality 8 mm ruled sheets, which are very comfortable to use, so I think that a 4 mm dot grid would be terrific. Yes, I can (and do) use an EF nib to write within 5 mm spacing, but consider that so called "college ruled" (in the USA) is a relatively generous 7.1 mm. For many years, I used American 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) quadrille pads for work, which were just sufficient; this spacing corresponds to the so called "narrow ruled" standard which is about as small as normal humans can handle comfortably. Where did metric go wrong? 

 

You can buy packets of Kokuyo Campus or Maruman refills in A5, B5 and A4 that are blank. These are excellent quality paper.

(https://www.amazon.c...ampus b5 plain)

You can then print the dot pattern of your choice (6, 7 or 8mm accordingly) and use them in the appropriate binder.

 

You can also print lines with the spacing you want, or even the Whitelines pattern.

 

Or, make ruled guides and use them under the unlined paper.


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