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Printable Journal Paper (Free dot grid, graph and ruled paper!)

Journal Paper printables

Looking for dot, graph or ruled printable journal paper? You can use my free bullet journal printable paper here, just download and print whenever you want!

If you use a binder or a disk system for journaling you might want to grab these journal paper printables I made and print as many as you want.

Though most bullet journalist might be happy with a dotted journal, we know that this is not for everyone. When it comes to journaling there isn’t one kind of paper that fits everyone’s needs. Sometimes you might not even know what you feel most comfortable with. And that is fine, you can always test.

But you don’t want to get many notebooks or buy different paper bundles to see what works better. You can just simply print these a few times and see for yourself. I know that before I tried a graph paper journal I could never have guessed how much I would love it.

These are also great for kids activities, practice hand writing or to test out some bullet journal layouts on the paper before you bring it to the notebook page.

What paper to use for journaling?

The paper you use is totally up to you and that is the reason why I have all 3 versions available for free download.

However, if you want to use this paper for bullet journaling then you might consider using the dot grid paper.

Although there is a misconception about using dot grid for bullet journaling, because the bullet actually refers to the bullet journal key and not the paper style, it still one of the most popular paper used by bujo enthusiasts.

And the reason is quite simple; the lack of lines give more flexibility for both writing and decorating.

In terms of helping you with the bujo system I am not quite sure it is relevant though. A graph paper is actually just as good when it comes to adding the keys and signifiers in my opinion. In fact the ready made squares make it so simple for tracking and list checking.

The dots or the graph squares are normally smaller and closer together in height than the ruled paper is in general. So this I would say would work better for people with larger hand writing.

But again this is a personal choice and there is no write or wrong, many also use totally blank paper for journaling.

 

How to resize the printable journal paper

The pages are offered in Letter size or A4 size, which are the most commonly used for printers. However, if you want to shrink it to another smaller size, such as A5 or B6 notebook size, you can do so by following this quick tutorial.

I use an HP printer with my desktop so the tutorial follow the steps on this printer, depending on your printer these steps may vary. You need to find where you can adjust paper size on the pop up box when printing.

Step 1:

Open the PDF files below. Click top open and download the files in your preferred size and type of paper.

dotted paper printable

dot grid journal paper

graph journaling paper printable
graph paper printable

Ruled journal paper letter size

ruled journal paper printable a4

 

Step 2:

Click on File and then on Print to display the print preview pop up box.

printing bujo paper

 

Step 3:

On the pop up box go to properties.

resize paper on properties settings

 

Step 4:

Ffind the paper/quality tab and chose your paper size from the drop down menu.

As an example here I am trying to resize the letter graph paper to a A5 size. When it is done, press OK.

chose paper size

If you cannot find your particular size you can press ‘custom’ and add the paper size manually and then press OK.

chose custom paper size

 

Step 5:

Set your page size for Custom scale 100% and then press Print.

This is to guarantee that the scale of the dot grid, graph and line are preserved on a print of smaller size. If you don’t press that the scale will shrink to the smaller paper size and the dots will be too close together to write on.

keep scale to 100%

Then press print and you should be good to go!


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We are lovers of all things journaling that have serious pen and washi tape addictions. Lifelong doodlers who love to keep life organized. Want to keep a bullet journal? We share lots of bujo, calligraphy and doodle ideas to get you started.

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