Dot grid notebooks with 160 GSM paper are few and far between, so when I came across the Tekukor notebook I didn’t hesitate to get a copy!
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- Size: 5.75″ wide x 8.25″ high
- Sewn binding
- Bright white 160 GSM (thick!) paper
- 5mm dot grid spacing
- 192 numbered pages
Price: $21 USD
I can’t find the version I purchased to link it, but here’s the link (my Amazon affiliate link) to the red cover version.
Let’s take a closer look!
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The hardcover is sturdy but has a fabric feel that attracts lint. The style reminds me of the Archer and Olive dot grid notebook.
I chose the navy blue (love it!) there was also red and black. They have another dot grid notebook with more cover colors but the paper is only 100 GSM thick.
Approx 2.5cm (bit less than 1″) thick (thicker than most dot grid notebooks due to the thicker paper)
There is no pre-printed index page at the front, the entire notebook is dot grid pages only.
I had read some Amazon reviews about the dots being misaligned so did some spot checks. Those reviews were right – there are some pages where the dots are misaligned. Minor in some instances, but more obvious in others. I didn’t flip through every single page of the notebook, I did a spot check and estimate there are about 5% misaligned pages in the notebook.
5mm dot grid spacing.
There are 39 dots vertically and 27 dots horizontally.
There is a roomy pocket folder fixed to the back cover.
160 GSM is thick paper so I had high expectations for this one!
No ghosting or bleed through for anything except one of the MAMBI stamps!
Pros of the Notebook
- Portable size
- 3 Ribbon bookmarks (and in different colors)
- Super thick paper that’s nice and smooth to write on (and no ghosting or bleed through!)
- Numbered pages
- Cover has a gold foil picture which is something slightly different to other dot grid notebooks
Cons of the Notebook
- Heavier than most dot grid notebooks (due to the thicker paper)
- The dots on some pages are misaligned
- Cover material is prone to attracting lint
- No index / contents page
- Not widely available
Would I use this notebook?
Yes. After reviewing so many dot grid notebooks with crap paper quality, the paper in this one stands out at one of the best. Even though the dots on some pages are misaligned which could be a problem if you do 2 page spreads, I think $21 USD for this notebook is very cheap.
If you like this notebook, I can’t find the version I purchased to link it (maybe they’re fixing the misaligned dots?), but here’s the link (my Amazon affiliate link) to the red cover version.
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