How to create a single A4 page zine

At the behest of an unnamed friend, I’m going to explain how I constructed my zine. This is a technique that can be found not only online, but just the other day I found a zine explaining how to make itself!


Using whatever photo editing program you prefer, divide an a4 page into 8 even rectangles. Four along the long edge, and two along the short. Arrange your visuals and print this out, making sure to get rid of any guide lines you may have used.

Fold along the long edge, and then fold again in the same direction.

Peel back one fold, and then fold along the short edge.

Peel back one fold again, and cut along the fold bisecting the folded edge of the paper.

Unfold the zine back out, and fold in half along the short edge.

This is where it gets a little tricky to describe.

Orient the folded zine with the inside of the front page being closest to you, one at a time pull each fold down and make sure they’re crisp.

We’re all done, hopefully that helps you make your own zine. It’s not a complicated process, but doing it a hundred times can be a little time consuming.

Put on a podcast, or some techno and get in the groove!