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Zines at SCU Library

A guide for students and faculty wanting to make zines at SCU

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

Video Tutorials

Led by STAC student Sarah Fisher, this online tutorial on the theme of ‘Rethinking Property’ demonstrates how to create a zine on paper and provides helpful tips.

Zine Presentation by viv2102 V (Violet Victoria)
This five-minute time-lapse video made for a Columbia undergraduate thesis on Cherokee Nation sovereignty shows a student making a zine from start to finish.

one shot tutorial

One Shot Tutorial - by ebess
A step-by-step photo demonstration on Flickr.

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!




How to Make This Very Zine - by Anne Elizabeth Moore
This PDF illustrates how to make an eight page zine from a sheet of 11 x 17 paper. Check out Anne's site for more zine marking and sharing information

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