What's on?

Zine fairs are more than just about people flogging their wares. We want people to enjoy the atmosphere and take part in workshops and all sorts of other nonsense. Previously, this has included the Footprint classic zine-in-a-day, zine readings, workshops to help you make your own zine, piles of wonderful vegan food, movie screenings...the list goes on!


The programme for the fair is still being developed so get in touch if you want to facilitate anything!

kim marbling

Marbling uses colourful inks and water to create swirling patterned paper that's unique every time.  You'll then be able to turn them into books or keep them as they are.  They look great cut and pasted into zines!

A couple of us Footprinters are more print-nerdy than others. We print for fun as well as work. We're going to bring along silk-screen and a selection of different coloured inks for you to have a go at screen printing!

Bring a blank T-shirt, blank tote bag, blank pretty much anything (within reason of course) along with an idea for a stencil and work with them to transfer your ideas from hypothetical idea on to a surface!

Hebden ZIAD May 2015

"Can you seriously put together a whole zine in one day before the zine fair is even over??" we hear you cry.

"We've done it before, we'll do it again!" we shout back in unison.

Footprint have carted our printing equipment up and down the country doing just that on a semi-regular basis for about 2 years now and we seem to be gaining a bit of a reputation for it.

If you weren't expecting us to pull out the big guns in our home town, you were sorely mistaken!

Expect our entire collection of colour drums and be prepared to push your registration skills to the limit.

As a printing co-op who are organising a zine fair, we thought it would be interesting to share some of our expertise with you.

Expect general tips about pagination and bleed, but also more riso-specific information such as colour separation and limitations and celebrations of the process!

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A zine fair is never complete with an array of delicious food which is edible by all! Last time we had our combined weight of bhajis and somosas, along with the ever-incredible That Old Chestnut supplying everyone's sweet tooth with a wide selection of vegan cake.

straetza mif

This year we've got the Streatza Wood-fired Pizzeria van to fill you up with awesome pizza.

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Ever wanted to make a zine? No skills or experience are needed. Just a pen, paper and an idea.
Join Leeds Libraries and Information Service in making zine collectives to exhibit at the forthcoming Love Arts Exhibition in Room 700 Leeds Central Library in October 2016.

We are looking to depict identity. Who are you? Your community? Your friends? Your stories? What represents you?
Create an A5 image that showcases who you are and what identifies you.
It could be a diary entry, poetry, pictures or a mash up of both.
Collage, draw, doodle, Photoshop, play, but most importantly, have fun!
Find us at the Footprint Zine Fair this September. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

betsy vapid

Betsy Vapid is inviting people to collage together imagined monsters, invent some details about them (what they eat, where they are found, how to look for them etc) - they can fill all of this in on a numbered page, and they will put the corresponding number on the map of the city indicating where the monster can be found.

At the end of the day, I will scan all the pages together, with a bit of a blurb, and create a digital zine, which will be available for download and print-on demand.