Germany was a treasure trove of unique dot grid notebooks, one of which I was most excited about due to the different cover, is the CEDON dot grid notebook.
See the rest of my Europe stationery haul in this post
- Size: 5.75″ wide x 8.25″ high
- Cardstock cover
- Sewn bound
- 31 dots horizontally x 48 dots vertically
- 4mm dot grid spacing
- Bright ivory pages
- Pocket folder
Let’s take a closer look!
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The cover is thick cardstock (feels like thin chipboard)
Approx 1cm thick
The pages aren’t bright white but they aren’t yellow either. I’d say their an ivory color. The paper feels very smooth and is great to write on, however the paper is very thin.
I like the wider margins on all sides of the page as I always find it awkward to use a ruler and write things when the dots are almost touching the edge of the page.
Pages lay flat on their own
There’s a pocket folder at the back but it doesn’t provide much storage
The paper is quite thin and the pen test reflects that. There was very heavy ghosting for everything – pens, stamps and highlighters.
Pros of the Notebook
- Portable size
- Unique cover
- Pages lay flat on their own
- Bright white paper
- Wide margin around all edges of the page (I personally like this but it could be a con for some)
Cons of the Notebook
- Paper is too thin and very prone to ghosting and bleed through
- 4mm dot grid spacing (most notebooks have 5mm dot grid)
- No index or contents pages
- Pocket folder at the back is so small / slim – I doubt it will fit much
- No ribbon bookmark
- No numbered pages
Would I use this notebook?
Yes. I like the different cover, lay flat pages and the wide margin on all sides of the page. I do wish the dot grid was 5mm spacing though. Would I buy a second copy of the notebook? Probably not, the cover is nice and the paper is smooth to write on, but there are plenty of other pretty dot grid notebooks with better paper.
See all my dot grid notebook reviews here.
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