**Disclaimer: I was provided with free product in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the developing company and/or it’s affiliates, in any way.**
I was contacted about a month ago by Callum of DotGrid.co to review their new Mini DotGrid Journals. They are an A6 size (4.1 x 5.8 inches) and come with a hardcover, so perfect to just throw in your purse or bag. They are available in bright, cheery colors, are spiral bound, and the pages are the same heavy (dot grid, obviously) paper that is used in their A5-sized journals. I’ve been using the larger notebook for work and I’ve been really happy with the quality.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure at first that I would like the white pages, I was worried it would seem too stark after using only ivory pages. However, the dots are a very soft grey color so they were easily seen without contrasting with the page too much. And I really liked how the white pages kept my colors true when I drew with my colored pencils.
The ink from my pen dried almost instantly, and, even though I tried, I couldn’t get it to smudge, which has been in issue for me in the past. There was little to no ghosting, which doesn’t usually bother me THAT much anyway, but if that’s a concern to you, it’s good to know. For reference, the page below is the opposite side to the one above. You can just BARELY see where my highlighter is on the other side.
The only thing I noticed was that the dot grid is slightly smaller than my other dot grid books (4mm vs 5mm) so that threw me a little in the A5, but it’s a great proportion for the Mini DotGrid Journal, since it gives you more grid to work with.
Over all, I was very impressed with the quality of these notebooks, I really loved the sturdy cover and the thick pages were nice to write and draw on.
A pack of two Mini Dot Grid Journals retail for £9 (about $12.19 USD) and, for a limited time, you can use the code of paperandinkco to receive 10% off your order!