If you’re after a cheap dot grid notebook for bullet journaling, the Scrivwell notebook is a much cheaper alternative to the Leuchtturm.
- Size: Approx 5.25″ wide x 8.25″ high
- Dot grid pages
- Pocket folder
- 120 GSM paper
Price: $13 USD on Amazon
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LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK!
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Typical plain black, boring cover – there are plenty of other colors to choose from they just weren’t available at the time of my purchase
Size comparison with the Leuchtturm (the Scrivwell is not as wide)
One 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
CONS OF THE PLANNER
- Paper quality isn’t very good
- No index
- Boring black cover
- Page numbers aren’t pre-printed
- The dots are a bold grey, they don’t ‘blend’ into the background when you write on the pages as much as other dot grid notebooks do
WOULD I USE THIS PLANNER?
Yes, I’ll be using it for drawing up potential weekly spreads after I’ve filled my Minimalism Art notebook. 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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- Bullet journaling in the Leuchtturm dot grid notebook
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