Mini zine template

Make your own mini zine! Free template

Making your own mini zine is simple and fun! For this Aloha watercolor zine I used a 9″x12″ (22.75×30.5 cm) ¬†108lb (160gsm) mixed media paper by Fabriano.

I folded it in half, then in half again, and one more time to create 8 rectangle partitions. Then unfolded it again and made a cut in the middle as indicated in the template.

If you’re going to use watercolors I recommend taping the paper down with washi tape:

make your own zine

You can paint across the whole sheet of paper or fill in every rectangle by itself. And of course you could paint the backside of the sheet of paper, too: create an 8-page-zine on one side and a full sheet poster on the backside.

Mini zine

If you’re only going to draw on the paper with a pencil or fineliner you can use regular copy paper.

You can create your zine on your computer or ipad and then print it out, fold and cut it.

To distribute a small edition of your zine,  copy it or scan & print it.

You can download the template as a psd file and jpg here from my dropbox. The template is 8″x11″ (letter size) and 300dpi. Within this zip file I’ve also included the pictures shown here on the website.

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