While on the quest for a dot grid notebook with a cover color other than black, I stumbled across the Minimalisn Art dot grid notebook!
- Size: Approx 5.25″ wide x 8.25″ high
- Hardcover (multiple cover colors to choose from)
- This belongs to page
- Dot grid pages
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Let’s take a closer look!
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Much like all the other dot grid and hardbound notebooks out there, the cover is sturdy with rounded corners and an elastic band. These notebooks come in lots of different colors (a nice change from boring black!)
Compared to the more well known and popular Leuchtturm 1917 notebook, the Minimalism Art notebook is about the same thickness but not as wide making it ideal for 1 column to do lists.
Leuchtturm 1917 is about 5.75″ wide x Minimalism Art is approx 5.25″ wide.
There is 1 built in ribbon bookmark
And a roomy pocket folder at the back
Because this notebook is cheap the paper quality isn’t the best.
Most pens and highlighters bleed through. Since the notebook is so cheap so I don’t feel guilty about writing on only 1 side of each page.
For this reason I use this notebook as my ‘draft’ bullet journal where I draw up different layout ideas before deciding on the one I’m actually going to use that week (which I then draw up in my ‘final’ bullet journal)
Pros of the Planner
- Portable size
- Multiple cover colors to choose from
Cons of the Planner
- Paper quality isn’t very good
- No index
- Page numbers aren’t pre-printed
Would I use this planner?
Yes, I use this notebook for drawing up potential weekly spreads. I wouldn’t use it as a final bullet journal though as there’s no index or page numbers pre-printed. Given how many dot grid notebooks are available these days, I’d rather spend an extra dollar or 2 and have the pages pre-numbered.
If you like this notebook, it’s available on Amazon (affiliate link)
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