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What should you consider when choosing a new planner?

The end of the year is near and so finally it's time to search for your new planner!

Choosing a new planner isn't very easy: we have created this 5-points guide to help you choose the right planner for your 2020!


1. Size: pocket or big?

Answering these questions will help you determine what kind of planner will work best for you.


  • Do you want something small and portable that you can put in your bag and take everywhere you go? Our 2020 weekly planner is the right solution: bag-friendly, with enough space for your notes.

  • Do you do most of your planning at your desk and don't need to move it around? Choose the desk planner: 7 columns to organise your week + an extra space for your grocery list!

  • Do you use your planner not only for appointments but you need a lot of space to write your notes, ideas, and thoughts? Our timeless daily planner is an undated daily planner with a lot of space for your notes, daily to-do lists and everything about your life.


2. Paper binding

It's important to consider how planners are bound. Book bound is beautiful and produces a gorgeous quality book you'll want to keep for years, but unless it's a high-quality binding, most book bound planners don't usually lay flat or may have pages falling out of it.

Keep attention to what you buy: choosing a high-quality planner will give you satisfaction for the following 365 days of the year. It's important to invest something if you want to have a planner that is suitable for your necessities but also long-lasting.


3. Sustainability

Inchiostro and Paper is always involved with sustainability: for each planner sold, we'll donate 1$ to Plastic Oceans, a not-for-profit organisation which promotes plastic pollution awareness initiatives and solutions.

The FSC certified paper has been sourced in an environmentally-friendly, socially responsible and economically viable manner.

We try always to reduce plastic from our shipping: every product is packed with paper!

Choosing plastic-free planners will help you starting new habits to make the world a better place.



4.Minimal or colorful?


With a minimal style, Inchiostro and Paper planners are the right choice if you are a creative person! Everything is black and white, so you are free to personalise your planner as you prefer: drawings inspired by water and sea, monthly goals, inspirational quotes.


5. Dated or timeless


Answering these questions will help you determine which planner (dated or undated) works better for you:

  • Do you prefer to have a dated weekly view and some space for free notes?

The weekly planner is the best for you: on the left page, there's a 7-days spread, while on the right page there's an entire dotted page for your notes, doodles and creativity.


  • Are you a student or a teacher? Is your routine about a 5-days work?

The best for you is the timeless planner: there is a header on every page that allows you to fill out the form of days, months and even years of your choosing. Not having a strict layout, you can also use it as a notebook. You put the dates on the planner and use it as you prefer: if you don't have any important appointments during the weekend, you will skip Saturday and Sunday and have more space for the rest of the year.



Have you already discovered our new products online? A limited edition of little journals and notepads with new drawings is waiting for you on Inchiostro and paper shop!


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