I found the My Legami dot grid notebook while in Europe (see the rest of my haul here). A few weeks after I came home I spotted it in Dymocks, so my fellow Aussies you might be able to get a copy of this one!
This dot grid notebook has most of the things you’d expect for a dot grid notebook with the exception of pre-printed monthly calendar pages and a few other things.
- Size: 13 x 21cm
- Sewn binding
- 100 GSM bright white paper
- Each page has 25 dots across x 38 dots down
- 5mm dot grid spacing
- Numbered pages
- 1 page Monthly calendar (starts on Sunday) – undated x 12 months
- Extra pages – contacts, ID / Password log, world map
Price: 12.95 Euro on the brand’s website (although I think I paid a bit more than that from a retail store that stocked the planner)
Let’s take a closer look!
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The cover is that smooth bendy material (I think it’s called leatherette)
There are a few colors to choose from but this was the only color available in the shop where I found the notebook.
Just over 0.5″ thick (approx 1.5cm)
There is kind of a pocket folder at the back – not sure how much it will actually hold.
The top flap acts like a page marker.
1 index and key page at the front of the notebook. Another page would’ve been good.
Yearly Goals & Monthly Calendar
All of the pages are numbered including pre-printed pages. There are 192 pages in total (so approx 170 dot grid pages)
The yearly goals page is a good idea, but the boxes to write in are quite small. I think this would’ve worked better spread over 2 pages.
There are 12 monthly planners so you could use this notebook for an entire year – but if you do daily spreads you’ll probably finish the notebook before then.
Having a monthly planner is a nice extra that most dot grid notebooks have, however the boxes are very small. I’d probably only use this with icon stickers or colored dot stickers and some sort of key / color code.
1.7cm wide x 2.5cm high
The dots have 5mm spacing (same as most dot grid notebooks)
The weather tracker at the top of the page is something different and may be useful for some… but I probably won’t use it.
All pages are numbered and the page numbers sit below the dot grid. Some dot grid notebooks add the numbers inside the dot grid for whatever reason I don’t understand, so I do like to check.
There are a few extra pages including:
- 1 x ID / Password login page
- 3 x Contacts pages
- World map
I really like this map! I kind of wish it was a loose poster though that you could keep in the pocket folder, then you could remove it from the notebook when you’ve used up all the pages and put on a pinboard or whiteboard.
2 ribbon bookmarks – unfortunately in the same color.
I tried all the usual pens, highlighters and stamps – there was a fair bit of ghosting and some of the thick marker pens had some bleed through.
Pros of the Planner
- Portable size
- 2 ribbon bookmarks
- Numbered pages (and the numbers sit below the dot grid)
- 12 Monthly calendars
- Yearly goals
- Pages lay flat on their own (just need to bend / ‘break’ the spine)
Cons of the Planner
- Paper is prone to ghosting
- The ribbon bookmarks are the same color
- Writing space on the yearly goals and monthly calendars is small
- Contacts pages (seems unnecessary – most people store this info on their phone)
Would I use this notebook?
Yes but I wouldn’t recommend others go rush out and buy a copy. It’s a nice notebook and I like the bright white paper, however it’s prone to ghosting and the writing space on the pre-printed pages is too small.
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