Download and print these free dot grid papers as often as you need. Or add the files to your digital planner, note-taking, or sketching app on your iPad (Goodnotes is an excellent one). They make for a functional, fun background.
Free Dot Grid Papers
5mm Dot Grid Paper
5x5mm spacing is the most common size dot grid pattern in the most popular brands of journals, notebooks, planners, and pages used by bullet journal enthusiasts. Sometimes you’ll also find it referred to as .5cm. It’s also close to 1/5″, so you’ll sometimes see people make the mistake of saying it’s 5 squares per inch. But when you measure it accurately across the page with a millimeter ruler, you’ll find each dot lines up with the “5s” – 5mm, 10, 15, 20, 25, etc.
The Happy Planner Dot Grid Paper
The measurements on this grid paper are sized to precisely match the dot grid spacing printed on The Happy Planner dot grid paper. It’s an extremely odd size – it took me a LOT of testing to match it! NOTE: It does not match the spacing of The Happy Planner lined/ruled paper or line/square grids. It also doesn’t match the spacing of typical 5mm, 4mm, or other spacing sizes of grid journals and planners. These free dot grid papers can be used to replace or supplement paper by The Happy Planner.
4mm Dot Grid Paper
Some planners and notebooks (especially off-the-shelf brands you can find at your local hobby or department store) use a smaller, 4x4mm grid spacing pattern. This free dot grid paper can help you decide if you like to use tighter line spacing.
Hobonichi Techo 3.7mm Dot Grid Paper
In the Hobonichi Techo planners and notebooks, some dot grid spacing is 3.7×3.7mm but not all of them are. 3.7mm is a much tighter spacing than the typical 5mm. However, many people prefer it because their handwriting is more compact. Download, print, and use this dot grid paper to compare it with your dot grid.
Better Than Free Dot Grid Papers
Would you like to try several different colors and sizes of digital dot grid paper without watermarks? I’m deciding whether or not to make a set available in my shop that you can print or use on your iPad. If this is something you’re interested in, let me know!