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Zine Library: How to Print or Make a Zine

Zines at the Douglas College Library, Zine resources for faculty and distros Zinesters

Videos on How to Make a Zine

How to Print a Zine

These Instructions work for the most Common Type Zine (Half size, staple bound booklet).

  • Save your online Zine as a PDF
  • Open PDF file. Click File and Print
  • Select Print on both sides of paper. Flip on short edge
  • Select Landscape orientation
  • Print, fold in half and staple on the spine

Google Slides Zine Template

How to Fold a Zine (8 page mini zine)

  • Keep a 5mm blank margin around the whole sheet (Marked off in gray on the template on the next pages).
  • Anything written within that area is not copied by most photocopiers.
  • The orientation of images on the pages once you fold the zine up: “1” is the first cover page and “8” is the last back cover page!

Ezine Digital Zine-Making Tools

Canva Free - Free design editor.  No design experience required. 

Electric Zine Maker - Downloadable zine maker, "printshop and art tool". New website has more information and help 

Flipsnack Zine Maker - Free flipbook maker (if under 15 pages). Simplest design tool where you can quickly drag and drop text boxes, shapes and images on pages. Get started for free.

Issuu - Convert a PDF to an interactive flipbook