Dot Papers

Paper help guide - Dot paper

dot paper

Dot paper is a sort of hybrid of lined, plain and grid paper, and for many people it combines the best of all three in one paper style. Made from a series of small dots printed in a 5x5 grid on the page. They provide enough of a structure to guide you with writing or drawing, so they can act a bit like either the lined or grid pages. However, the advantage is also that they are far less intrusive and so whilst they certainly can't replace plain paper, the dots are subtle enough that you can draw or write on the page as you might with a plain page.

The historical origins of this paper layout are not clear, but we have been informed that dot paper is a particular favourite in Italy. Only recently seen here in the UK, it is fast gaining a following and those that use it for the first time do seem converted.