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

FREE Printable Journal Paper (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 this bullet journal paper as many times as 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 journalists might be happy with a dotted journal, we know that dot paper is not for everyone.

When it comes to journaling there isn’t one kind of bullet journal paper printable 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 have to get lots of notebooks or buy different paper bundles to see what works best. Instead, you can just simply print these free printable paper downloads a few times and test them out.

I know that before I tried a graph paper journal I could never have guessed how much I would love it.

A great point to remember is that this isn’t just printable bullet journal paper. These are also great for kids’ activities, practice handwriting, or testing out some bullet journal layouts on paper before you create them in your actual notebook pages.

Looking for Bullet Journal printable pages rather than blank pages? Find monthly Bujo printable pages, essential planner pages, and more HERE

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

The reason for this is quite simple; the lack of lines gives 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 I would say the bullet journal lined paper would work better for people with larger handwriting.

But again this is a personal choice and there is no right or wrong, you may prefer the ruled paper printable. And remember there are also people who use totally blank paper for journaling.

Included in this printable paper download is:

  1. Free lined paper printable
  2. Dot grid paper printable
  3. Graph paper printout
Best dotted bullet journal notebook to get started with the bullet journal system

How to resize the printable journal paper

The pages I have created are available 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 follows the steps on this printer, depending on your printer these steps may vary.

You need to find where you can adjust the paper size on the pop-up box when printing.

Step 1:

Download the PDF files. Once you receive your email you can open and download the files in your preferred size and type of paper.  


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 for printable diary paper  

Step 4:

Find the ‘paper/quality tab’ and choose your paper size from the drop-down menu. As an example here I am trying to resize the letter graph paper to 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!

If you are going to use this printable paper with markers or brush pens remember to let the ink dry completely before using it and to print on the best quality paper you can. I love this paper here for printing. 

I hope you enjoyed using the graph paper printable free and other printable paper. Which one was most useful to you?

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Monday 3rd of April 2023

Hi. Just saw your website and these would be really useful for my art journal i have to put together.


Friday 31st of March 2023

can't find the download link and there's no link in the email I received either.

Diary of a Journal Planner

Sunday 2nd of April 2023

Hi Sheila,

In the email you received after entering your details in the sign-up box in the post there are 6 colored boxes. These are for the different styles and sizes of each page. Just click where it says "Click To Download" on the box/paper-style you want and you will be to download your FREE Journal Paper from there. We hope you enjoy using them. :)


Sunday 25th of April 2021

Hello, i cant seem to find the pdf for the ruled paper :(.

Diary of a Journal Planner

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

Hi Joyce, Sorry we seemed to be having a slight problem with the site when you were online, but the link is up now. If you scroll down there is a blue and pale pink box which is where you can download the printable. We hope you enjoy using it.