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I wonder, how many other zine makers are like me and get the grumps when they see a zine made out paper printed one side only?

I've done a little post about it on my blog:


There's several types of zines where this happens.

- The sort where you make a cut in the paper, and then fold around the cut so as to create eight or so pages - so nobody sees the unprinted side. (http://static.rookiemag.com/2012/05/13358963668-540x444.jpg)

- The sort where the unprinted sides are stuck together, usually with staples.

- The sort where the unprinted sides aren't stuck together, so the zine is made of printed page/unprinted page/printed page/unprinted page/printed page/unprinted page, in succession.

Probably others too, just can't think of them at the moment.

One of the things that really matters to me when making a zine is getting as much use as I can out of the available paper, and not wasting any space - hence the grumps I get when seeing zines with all that blank space.(I even have a formula I use for making sure all the pages go in the right places, see first link to my blog).

But what do others think? There must be some who just like the ease of one sided printing, or who have some other reason for making zines with a lot of blank pages.

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