I’ve wanted a dot grid notebook with a glitter cover for a long time (I’m so bored with plain black covers). I’ve seen them at cheap shops but was doubtful about the quality and expected the glitter would start falling off making a mess everywhere. Kaisercraft isn’t a top quality brand but it’s better than a cheap shop notebook.
- Size: A5 (14.8cm x 21cm)
- Sewn binding
- 192 dot grid pages
- 5mm dot grid
- Bright white paper
- No pre printed pages
- 1 Ribbon bookmark
- 90 GSM paper
- 29 dots horizontally x 42 dots vertically
Price: $10 AUD (although seems to be regularly on sale for less than that)
Let’s take a closer look!
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As you can probably tell by now – my main reason for buying this notebook was the glitter cover! The cover is coated in multiple layers of sparkly glitter – I just hope it all stays on there and doesn’t start flaking off.
I chose the gold cover but there’s a blush (pink) version too.
Approx. 0.75″ thick
There are no pre-printed pages like an index. The entire notebook is dot grid pages with a 5mm grid.
There are no page numbers.
I don’t like the ‘Kaiserstyle’ text that appears on every page. It’s in the way and embedded within the dot grid so on every page I’d need to whiteout and re-draw the dots.
Pages lay mostly flat. There is 1 ribbon bookmark.
I tried all the usual ballpoint, gel and fine tip pens I use when testing notebooks and planners. The paper is only 80 GSM so has a lot of show through for everything.
Pros of the Notebook
- Glitter cover
- Bright white pages
- More glitter than most notebooks include (thicker / hopefully won’t flake off too much)
- Affordable – $10 normally but have since seen it discounted on the Kaisercraft website to only $7!
- Gold or blush (pink) glitter covers
Cons of the Notebook
- Kaiserstyle text printed on every page is unnecessary and in the way. Time consuming to white out and re-draw the dots on every page
- No page numbers
- Only 1 ribbon bookmark
- No pocket folder
- Thin paper that’s prone to ghosting
Would I use this notebook?
Yes. I’ve been searching for a dot grid notebook with a glitter cover for a while now. I hope the glitter holds up well! I’m disappointed there’s no page numbers and the paper is thin, so this might end up being a notebook where I draft bullet journal spreads or need to add sticky notes or washi tape to mark pages.
More dot grid notebook reviews:
- The Kind Friend Journal Review (Part Planner, Part Bullet Journal)
- Cloudberry Journal (hybrid bullet journal / planner)
- Ghost grid notebook (spiral bound)
- 7 Quick & Easy Ways to Personalise Your Planner
- 12 Planner Layout Ideas for Monthly Habit Tracking in Your Bullet Journal
- 50 cleaning task reminders to add to your planner
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