Plum Paper is one of my top 10 planner brands. With so many different layouts, page sizes and add on options to choose from it can be a bit overwhelming to choose just one so I’ve put together a comparison of all of the layouts for you 🙂 Start by choosing your weekly spread format (horizontal, vertical, student etc.) and go from there.
Information in this post current as of May 2020.
Plum Paper Planners
- All planners are coil bound (lay flat)
- Personalised notebooks come in either coil bound or glue bound (journal)
- You can request the pages come unpunched (it’s an option when checking out) if you want to punch the pages (discbound or 3 ring) – no additional cost. See how I ARC’d my Plum Paper Planner here. You could also use the Happy Planner discs
- For planner layouts that allow you to choose your categories (e.g. the Me Planner), there is an additional charge to have them pre-print the categories (around $4 USD). You can also opt to leave them blank and write in your categories (ideal if your needs change / you’re not 100% sure how you’re going to use the planner)
- There does not appear to be an undated version for any of their planners
- Monthly calendar is the same for all planner layouts – 2 pages with week starts Sunday with boxes for each day (they do not have a list style monthly calendar)
- You choose the start month for the planner and the planner’s duration (6 month, 12 month, 13 month, 14 month … 18 month) – price increases the more months you add
- All covers are a cardstock type cover with clear protective second cover
- Each layout can be either colourful inside pages or neutral (same price). See my comparison of the two in this post
- Tabs for each month are included by default
- Cover personalisation is included for free for all planner layouts and page sizes except the ‘Good to Go’ range
- They typically have sales on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, 4th of July (and sometimes other holidays) as well as Black Friday. Black Friday / Cyber Monday is usually the best sale (tends to be 30% off sitewide)
- My favourite layout from Plum Paper is the Horizontal Weekly + Notes / checklist – see my review in this post
- I include a pen test in all of my Plum Paper reviews like this one
If you can’t find what you’re looking for you can build a custom notebook too:
- My custom bullet journal notebook
- My custom recipe book (they’ve since added more meal planning pages)
- Meal planning journal review
My past weekly spreads in Plum Paper Planners
- How (and why) I pre-plan the week using the Plum Paper horizontal lined with notes layout
- Week 29: Plum Paper Me Planner
- Week 41 (part 3): Daily planning bullet journal style (using a Plum Paper grid dot notebook)
- Trying out the Plum Paper Dashboard – must have accessory or waste of money?
- Green themed spread in the Plum Paper Vertical Priorities Weekly planner
- Erin Condren versus Plum Paper comparison
- Plum Paper versus SHP Planners (comparison coming soon)
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