Updated August 17, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 9 Best Graph Papers

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in May of 2016. Even in today's electronic age, many people still use graphing paper regularly for school, work, journaling, or art projects. These gridded sheets are essential for engineers, architects, and designers, and are ideal for mathematical equations, displaying experimental data, making two-dimensional pictures, and planning home renovations – and they’re just plain fun to draw on, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best graph paper on Amazon.

9. Ampad Quad Dual-Pad

8. Tops Engineering Computation Pad

7. Joyful Journals Quad Ruled

6. Tops Quadrille Pads

5. Bazic Graph Reversible

4. Five Star Filler

3. Scientific Notebook Company Smyth Sewn

2. Action Publishing Crisp White

1. Miquelrius Journal

Editor's Notes

August 14, 2019:

In addition to a well-made mechanical pencil, quality graph paper is a requirement for many a student, engineer, architect, or artist. Or, for some, they’re useful for doodling or for making orderly to-do lists. Our selection features both loose leaf designs and tablets to suit different preferences.

Joining the list in this update is the Joyful Journals Quad Ruled, which comes in a variety of colors and designs for the cover, and, unlike many others, this one features soft, gray grid lines (as opposed to the commonly used blue ones). Unlike many composition books that run smaller, this one is letter-sized (8.5x11 inches), so you’ll have plenty of room to show your work or sizable drawings on each page. (It also does come in smaller sizes for those who prefer them.) Just note that, like with many other composition books, the pages are not perforated, so tearing them out can be a hassle.

If you’re in the market for loose leaf sheets instead, look at the Five Star Filler, the pages of which feature durable, reinforced strips along the left side, so they’ll stay nicely in your binder throughout the school year, if need be, without tearing at the holes. They resist ink bleeding and are certified for meeting sustainable forestry practices when they’re manufactured.

Karen Bennett
Last updated on August 17, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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