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A Collection of Printable Sketch Templates and Sketch Books for Wireframing

At the beginning of a web (or application) development project I always create the sketches first. While sketching can be done on a blank paper, it’s much better to use a sketch template. For me that is the best and most productive way to work on and improve my ideas before application development begins (and things get more complicated :-)). This way I won’t pay too much attention to some details that should be taken care of later, but stay focused on general layout and functionality.

Below you will find more than 20 resources that you can use in sketching phase of application development. If you have some additional resources to share, please leave a comment so I can add them to the list.

And, of course, don’t forget to share your wireframes on I ♥ wireframes :-)

Printable sketch templates for websites

These are some pretty good, printable sketch templates for website design.

Browser Sketch Pad (PDF)


Browser Sketch Pad by Design Commission — see original source

960 grid template


960 grid template by Nathan Smith — see original source

Graph paper


Graph paper by Konigi — see original source

Paper browser


Paper browser by Rain Creative Lab — see original source

MBTI sketching paper for ideation


MBTI sketching paper for ideation by Concept7 — see original source

Sketching grid paper


Sketching grid paper by Concept7 — see original source

6 pages template


6 pages template by nunile — see original source

Paper wireframe templates


Paper wireframe templates by Jason Robb — see original source

Sketchboards


Sketchboards by adaptive path — see original source

Wireframe template


Wireframe template by Alfonso Bozzelli — see original source

Printable sketch templates for mobile applications

Due to raising popularity of iPhone and Google Android platforms, you might get a few mobile application design projects from time to time. So be prepared. Below you’ll find a few of them that I used and recommend.

iPhone UX Sketch Templates


iPhone UX Sketch Templates by Erik Loehfelm — see original source

iPhone Sketch Pad (PDF)


iPhone Sketch Pad by Design Commission — see original source

iPhone Application Sketch Template


iPhone Application Sketch Template by Oliver Waters — see original source

iPhone Wireframe Templates for Sketching


iPhone Wireframe Templates for Sketching by Evan K. Stone — see original source

iPhone App Wireframe Template


iPhone App Wireframe Template by full of design — see original source

Sketch Books

You may prefer to buy a finished product, a sketchbook. Or perhaps you’re just too lazy to print the ones that are downloadable :). Anyway, here’s the list of sketchbooks I recommend:

Browser Sketch Pad

Graph paper pad with browser chrome on top.


Browser Sketch Pad by Design Commission — see original source

  • 8.5 X 11 Inches
  • 50 Sheets in a pad
  • 70 lb Paper
  • Chip board back

Wireframe Graph Paper Notepad


Wireframe Graph Paper Notepad by Konigi — see original source

  • 50 sheets
  • 8 1/2 x 11 inches on white opaque vellum paper

Storyboard Notepad


Storyboard Notepad by Konigi — see original source

  • 50 sheets
  • 8 1/2 x 11 inches on white opaque vellum paper

Dot Grid Book


Dot Grid Book by Behance — see original source

  • Semi-Hard Suede-touch Cover
  • 9 x 10.5 Inches
  • 50 pages, 80lb Premium Blend Paper
  • Double spiral (black)

App Sketchbook

Quickly put your iPhone® app designs on paper.


App Sketchbook by Stephen Martin — see original source

  • 50 Double-sided pages
  • 3 real-size iPhone® templates per page
  • Pixel (20px) ruler and title bar markings
  • Ruled section for your development notes

iPhone Sketch Pad


iPhone Sketch Pad by Design Commission — see original source

Has one phone silhouette on the front side and three on the back. 200 possible screens per pad.

  • Printing on both sides
  • Grid lines
  • 8.5 X 11 Inches
  • Project name, Screen, and Date fields
  • 50 sheets, 70 lb paper
  • Cardboard back

Notepod


Notepod by Jacky Winter and Inventive Labs — see original source

  • Three 60 x 110mm
  • 100pp Notepods printed on both sides
  • 80gsm laser throughout with a stiff black strawboard back

Make your own sketch templates

Free Online Graph Paper / Grid Paper PDFs

Downloadable and very printable.


Free Online Graph Paper by Incompetech — see original source

146 thoughts on “A Collection of Printable Sketch Templates and Sketch Books for Wireframing

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  6. Maurice

    I immediately bookmarked this page. Thanks for compiling these handy templates for everyone — it will save a lot of people a lot of time.

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  17. Jason Grant

    This is a real keeper of a link.
    Have seen it once before, but on the second viewing it’s even more relevant! :-)
    Being able to print off (many of) these templates is so useful, relevant and cool.
    I specially like the iPhone (mobile) ones, which can be cut out and stuck or re-arranged on a desk.

  18. Venkat Korasala

    This is an amazing, excellent and wonderful post in terms of content, ideas and resources. I really liked i-phone sketchpad idea. Instead of sketching the shell repeatedly, one can focus on the interaction details.

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  20. Dave Jones

    Great set of links – one to bookmark!

    I’m currently using 960gs for sketching wireframes but will try out a few of these for sure.

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  23. fitness geek

    Very useful. I’ve been using Omnigraffle for flow diagrams and Indesign for wireframes for a while. If you google ‘EightShapes Unify’ it’s got a load of templates that I’ve been using, it looks professional and saves me a mountain of time.

  24. chicago web design

    Awesome! While I use digital frameworks a majority of the time, I truly feel like doing things by hand is the way to release more of your natural creativity. Thanks for these handy printouts!

  25. Vivek Kapoor

    Am I the only one here who thinks that using a dedicated wire-framing tool/mockup tool like Balsamiq (http://balsamiq.com) is much more useful and customizable as compared to doing it on paper? Rather it’s more environment friendly too.

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