#MiiksySemBreakProject 1 – Rhodia-inspired dotpad

So! I’m trying to fill my semester break with activities instead of being a couch potato (which is what I’ve been doing, really). I have this kind of love for Rhodia pads and book, especially the dotpad. The paper is amazing too, perfect for calligraphy and brush lettering. But I don’t really wanna use expensive pads for school. I used up two booklets for my exams alone! So, since my notes won’t be too fancy shmancy anyway, I decided to print out my own dotted pad!

Why I love dotted grids? Tbh, writing on lined papers distract me a lot and I like to see my notes clearly but using a plain paper makes me write not in a straight line. The dotted grid is perfect to reduce the distraction while keeping my handwriting straight at the same time.

I happen to have a ream of 80 gsm A5 papers lying around. If you do not have any, you can simply use A4 paper and cut it into half or leave it that way if you prefer A4.

Credit to incompetech.com/graphpaper/squaredots/ for the template! I use the following setting – you can customise your own too:

PDF document size – I chose A4 format instead of A5 to reduce the margin
Minimum border: 0
Dot weight: 1.4

Grid spacing: 5
Grid colour: light blue

I punched them out with my Happy Planner puncher and used HP discs. Used transparent covers front and back.

The top margin doesn’t really bother me much as I can use the space to write the titles. I have no idea how to fix that but I kinda can make full use of it anyway.

I spent 2 hour printing and punching holes while watching K drama so it doesn’t feel that long anyway. I think that’s all for now. Project No 1 – done.

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