If you’ve wanted to try zine making but never knew where to start, follow this easy 7-Step guide to making your own mini zine.
Mini zines are a great way to start making zines as they are quick and easy to make, and don’t require as much time and ideas as a full-sized zine. They are also cheaper to print than full sized zines, as you just need to copy one sheet of paper.
Grab yourself a sheet of A4 or A3 paper
Fold the paper in half lengthwise.
Now fold the paper in half the other way.
On the longest side, fold the outside edges to meet the middle line.
You’re almost done…
Fold the paper down the middle and cut the paper halfway through both sides, using the fold lines as a guide…
…so it looks like this
Fold the paper in half lengthwise and push the edges together.
Good job! You’re done with the layout. Now you can start designing your zine, then make some copies.
Use the above guide to plan your content on each of the 6 pages (plus back and front covers) keeping in mind some pages will be upside down. Then run it through a photocopier, or leave it as a one-off original.
You can also add a poster or bonus content on the opposite side, if you wish.
Let us know how you go by tagging @zinegangdistro on Instagram.
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