Quick Answer: How Big Is A Zine?

Size tends to vary, but the most standard sizes are 8.5″ x 11″, 6″ x 9″ or 5.5″ x 8.5″ folded and stapled.

What does a zine contain?

Karen Elson Is Your Friend. Zines are self-published, small-circulation, often nonprofit books, papers, or websites. They usually deal with topics too controversial or niche for mainstream media, presented in an unpolished layout and unusual design.

How do you make a zine?


  • Fold a piece of paper in half.
  • Fold it in half the other way.
  • Fold the paper in half vertically.
  • Unfold and cut the zine.
  • Fold the paper along the horizontal fold.
  • Push the paper to form a plus sign.
  • Fold the top and bottom legs of the plus sign over.
  • Fold the left leg over clockwise and crease.

What is a photography zine?

A zine is most commonly a small-circulation of self-published work. It could be about many different topics: photography, illustration, design, etc…Usually zines are the product of a small group or a single person, and the primary intent isexposure rather than profit.

How much does a zine cost?

But printing the zine isn’t cheap. It costs anywhere from $6-7 USD per issue to print, depending on how long the current issue is and the materials we choose. We try to balance producing a high quality product with keeping costs as low as possible.

What is the purpose of a zine?

projects. It appeals to youth because it is much more honest in its intentions. Before zines became what they are today there was an amateur press movement. in which publications were created by people who then distributed them to a larger. group of people through mail.

Are zines free?

After decades of existence, zines are no longer strictly counter-culture, but they originated as small-scale DIY efforts—many with an anti-authoritarian message. Most definitions of zines include the fact that they are small-circulation, self-published, and often inexpensive or free.

What size are zines?

Zines are artistic, personal, political, cultural or experimental. You may have heard the word “fanzine” which is a non-official publication produced by ‘fans” of a cultural genre (art, music, film, literature). Size tends to vary, but the most standard sizes are 8.5″ x 11″, 6″ x 9″ or 5.5″ x 8.5″ folded and stapled.

Where can I make cheap copies?

24 Places to Make Copies (Near Me) For Cheap

  1. Google “Cheap Copies Near Me”
  2. Your Local Library.
  3. The Local Post Office.
  4. Local Community Centers.
  5. FedEx Office.
  6. UPS Store.
  7. Your Local Copy Store.
  8. CVS Pharmacy.

How many pages does a zine have?

Remember to format your pages correctly

If you’re creating a physical master copy of your zine, remember that each folded piece of paper is four different pages of your zine—and they are not all consecutive!

How do I get a zine published?

Ten tips for publishing your own zine

  • Write something people actually want to read.
  • Work out your goals.
  • Surround yourself by a small, reliable team.
  • Get acquainted with the Sticky Institute photocopiers (and staff)
  • Find local, independent bookshops willing to stock your product.
  • Attend other zine launches.
  • Hold your launch party at a bar that doesn’t charge.

How do I print a zine in Indesign?

Once your InDesign booklet project is ready to print follow these steps:

  1. Open your document and go File > Print Booklet.
  2. Under the Print Preset drop-down menu, select Default.
  3. Choose your Booklet Type: 2-up Saddle Stitch is recommended.
  4. Click the Print Settings button at the bottom of the window.