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Dot Grid Paper

Free printable dot grid paper you can print in any color and any size! The printable dotted paper background will help you draw straight lines, write in a straight line, or divide your page into sections.

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Why print dot grid pages?

Printing your own dotted pages enables you to use the dot grid system with a binder or traditional planner. You get the flexibility of the removable pages with the advantages of the dot grid pages or the bullet journal system. You can use any old planner and therefore it won’t cost you anything. It’s perfect! Another major advantage is the ability to print ready-made printable bullet journal pages with our free bullet journal app. Your entire bullet journal can be ready with a few clicks of your mouse. How is that for efficiency!


How to cut the printable paper?

The printable paper is available in different sizes for planners and binders. Depending on the size you need, you might have to cut it.

You can cut paper with scissors or with a paper trimmer. A paper trimmer will save time and give you straight lines with minimal effort. I use this one (see below). It can cut up to 12 sheets of paper. I have been using it for years and the blade is still sharp. You can get replacement blades when you need to replace them so you won’t need to replace the entire cutter. I also have this one but it’s more expensive and not necessarily better. I got it with a Cricut cutting machine bundle I purchased a few years ago. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This means that if you purchase anything I earn a commission on your purchase but it doesn’t cost you anything. 

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Uses for printable dot grid paper

Although we made this printable dot paper for bullet journal inserts, you can use it for many other purposes as well. Dot graph paper can be used for many purposes such as:

Bullet Journal Paper

Bullet journal dot grid paper helps you write straight, divide pages into sections and draw straight lines. The dots are dark enough to guide you yet light enough to blend in once the page is complete. Please note that you can change the color of the dots before you print! In the Leuchtturm Bullet Journal notebook (the official bullet journal notebook), the dots are spaced 5mm apart as they are on our printable dot paper. Bullet paper can be plain and does not strictly have to have dots but they are very helpful especially for beginners.

Happy Planner Dot Grid Paper

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You can print dot grid loose-leaf paper to fit all Happy Planner sizes. Click on the button below and select your planner size. With a Happy Planner punch, you can make the holes required to insert the papers into your planner.

I have this HP punch (see above).  It fits all Happy Planners including the Big size.  This one is slightly cheaper but it is for the Classic size (and smaller) will not fit the Big size. If you have a paper cutter and HP punch, you can make Happy Planner dot grid paper in minutes. It enables you to combine the advantages of a Happy Planner with those of bullet journaling. Perfect!



A dotted paper printable is very helpful when learning to draw. A dot sheet helps you draw shapes and copy drawings. For example, if you are trying to replicate a drawing you can add dots to the original drawing and then replicate sections with the help of the dots. This is a great way to learn to doodle.

What Color is the dotted paper?

The dot grid paper printable is white with grey dots. However, you can change the color of the dots to any color. To change the dot color click on the paper and a little black box will appear. Select any color.

If you want the background to be a different color then simply print on colored paper.

What Size is the dotted paper?

Print free printable dot grid pages on this site are available in the following sizes:

  • US letter size (8.5″ x 11″)
  • A4 size
  • Classic Size
  • Half Page Size
  • All Happy Planner sizes.
  • A5 size – Double Spread (like a bullet journal notebook) and printed on standard paper (8.5″ x 11″)


We also offer various templates for bullet journals on dot grid paper. When you click on the button above, the app will open. You will see the templates in the left column. If you are not looking for blank pages then try our free bullet journal templates.

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Photo of NicoleMy name is Nicole and I love journaling. I have created many free journal templates and journaling tools that I share on this website. I hope that you will find them helpful too.

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