How To: Make Plectrum Earrings

In this tutorial, Chloe will take you through the step-by-step process of transforming your plectrums into earrings! This is such a fantastic project to upcycle your old plectrums, as well as making cool and unique jewellery easily and cheaply. This is a beginner’s level tutorial, and you will only need a few simple tools and […]

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How To: Fold a Mini-Zine

In this tutorial, Chloe will take you through the step-by-step process of making a mini-zine from a single sheet of paper. Mini-zines are a staple in all zine-maker’s repertoires, and they make for a great introduction for those just starting out in the world of zines. This is a beginner’s level tutorial, and you will […]

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A Brief History of Zines

Zines as we commonly conceive them, have been around since 1776 when Thomas Paine self-published ‘Common Sense’ to promote ideas that contributed to the United States War for Independence. However, it could be said that zines existed – in a loose form – much earlier than that. They can arguably be traced back to when […]

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Welcome to Coin-Operated Press!

Coin-Operated press is an artist-led organisation established in 2020. We are based in Scotland and run by zine-makers Katie Mayes and Chloe Henderson. We host workshops, run zine fairs, create educational online content, produce, publish, and distribute zines. What is a zine? A zine is a booklet-style artwork that you make yourself, and give away, […]

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