L’Ébouillanté came into existence before the era of the internet. The publication was created following at a meeting of labs in Grenobles in 1995 and its editions were the initiative of the same labs responsible for its creation. This fanzine was an informational link between labs and a source of technical and practical knowledge for the materials of cinema.

Each issue was published by a different lab, such as Mire (Nantes), MTK (Grenoble), L’Abominable (Paris), Studio Een (Rotterdam), Les Films De La Belle de Mai (Marseille), Kino-Trotter (Brussels), Elu par cette crapule (Le Havre), Molodoi (Strasbourg), Zebralab (Geneva), between 1995 and 1999.