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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!

Digital Zine-Making Tools


Free design editor

Electric Zine Maker

Downloadable zine maker, "printshop and art tool"

Flipsnack Free Online Zine Maker

Free flipbook maker with limited features


Convert PDF to interactive flipbook