Awesome planner customer: “I recently bought A6 ringed inserts from your website, but they seem too small for my planner. I suspect I may have received the incorrect size.”
You’ve just acquired your first A6 ringed binder, swayed by the trend and perhaps a little envy from seeing others on Instagram. The common thought is: Buy A6, get A6, and all is well, right? Not quite, as it turns out.
We’ve noticed a trend of customers contacting us about their A6 inserts not fitting. Despite our thorough testing with a well-known A6 binder, this issue puzzled us. We needed to solve this to avoid any further customer disappointment.
Our investigation revealed a discrepancy with ring-bound binders from certain international sellers, particularly in China. They use a different sizing standard; what is considered Personal size in the U.S. is often labeled as A6 there, leading to confusion for those buying planner inserts.
Here’s a crucial tip to avoid any mix-up: Always measure your current inserts before buying new ones, regardless of the binder size. If you’re awaiting a new planner, check its listing for refill sizes or ask the seller for specifics. Once you have the measurements, you can confidently shop for inserts and accessories.
Most insert retailers specify their product dimensions and can guide you regarding binder sizes. It’s important to note that visuals can be deceiving; pictures don’t replace actual measurements. It’s best to measure yourself and contact your chosen shop to find the right fit.
So, you’ve realized you actually have a Personal size planner but still want a true A6? They exist, though they’re scarce. Our search on platforms like Etsy and Amazon showed that most listed A6 binders actually fit Personal size inserts. For genuine A6 planners that accommodate 4.1″ x 5.8″ (105 mm x 148 mm) inserts, we suggest checking out brands like Mulberry, Van der Spek, and Gillio. You may need to inquire specifically about A6 sizes due to varying product names. For handcrafted options, consider Salty Katie, Mystic Little Gifts, and PelleStudio.
Ever bought a planner thinking it was one size, only to need another? Frustrated with the varying sizes? Share your experiences in the comments.
For further assistance, we’ve created a resource, Planner Tales, to clarify sizes and make your shopping experience easier.