Printer
Basic Formatting and Printing Tips
  • Customize the Avery template for your product using one of Avery's template or software tools. For the best way to print your Avery products, use Avery Design & Print Online.
  • Adjust printer settings to optimize print quality. For example, choose the Labels setting if printing labels, or choose the Cards setting if printing cards. Choose Photo Quality for optimum printing results.
  • Always test print on a plain sheet of paper. Hold the printed sheet behind the Avery product to check the alignment of your layout. Slight adjustments to the layout may be necessary. If the entire sheet is slightly misaligned, adjust the top and/or left margins slightly if your program has this feature. When satisfied with the layout, print onto the Avery product.
  • When printing label products, do not feed labels through your printer more than once. The Avery satisfaction guarantee extends only to a sheet of labels that has been fed through a printer a single time.
  • Use only Avery brand products for guaranteed results.


 

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1.5

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (25)

17%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Poor quality (6)
  • Unresponsive (6)
  • Poor communication (5)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Job Role:
    • Business owner (10), Crafts enthusiast (5), Professional (5)
    • Avery Product Usage:
    • Mailing (7), Personal gifts (6), Business building (4), Getting organized (4), Meeting/special event planning (3)
    • How often do you use this item?:
    • First time (11), Often (7), Sometimes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

There is a little 'secret' to fix the alignment issue...

I, too, was like so many others as far as being totally frustrated... At first. I was finally able to talk to someone via the chat option, and although I did...Read complete review

I, too, was like so many others as far as being totally frustrated... At first. I was finally able to talk to someone via the chat option, and although I did not think our chat was even close to ideal, I was finally able to change what needed to be changed so as to get a full set of perfectly aligned and printed labels.
What they should just add somewhere in their tips/ on their website, is to verify that your browser has Adobe as the default for .pdf files, and that it is up to date. As soon as I did that, everything was perfectly aligned, and all 10 pages printed out beautifully. I was even kind of worried when I found that my printer does not have a 'Labels' paper setting, but it worked just fine on the regular, everyday, normal paper setting.
An hour ago I was on the same bandwagon as most of the other reviewers. But, honestly, I could not be happier with the final outcome.
Hopefully the tip I added will help any future people stressed out by all the little things I was, to be able to print out all of their projects as perfectly as I was finally able to with mine!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

No adjustment for online template for DVDs

I designed my own DVD label from the downloaded program, and it worked great. There are beautiful label options on the online system, so I thought I'd try those. Love the new...Read complete review

I designed my own DVD label from the downloaded program, and it worked great. There are beautiful label options on the online system, so I thought I'd try those. Love the new design, however I wasted printed 8 pages of labels before I realized that the labels didn't line up. I followed the instructions to use the printer adjustment on the printer page. I looked everywhere, and couldn't find it. The help video on the print page did not work, so I searched online for it. When I found where the adjustment tab should be, I went back to the program to find that the adjustment link was replaced by Avery's advertisement to use their printing service. When I redesigned to Avery's printing specs, it was obvious that the whole online template was off.

If the online templates are only for printing through Avery's printing program, they make that fact clear before we waste our own time and Avery product.

I'm going to try to use the PDF I created from the online program to place as an image on the downloaded Avery program I have. Hopefully that will work, but honestly, I'm disappointed with the hassle.

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1.0

Done with Avery!

By Karen

from North Carolina

This review is from AVERY Basic Formatting and Printing Tips:

I am using Avery 8877 Business Cards, and one or two sheets will print correctly, and the next one will print off-set to the right of the page. I have tried all settings on my printer, in the Avery program, have reviewed the Avery printing tips, with no luck! Am terribly frustrated and have wasted lots of money! When I have used the Staples brand and another brand, I have not had this problem. Will not buy Avery again!

 
1.0

Alignment off

By Susan

from Naples, Me

This review is from AVERY Basic Formatting and Printing Tips:

I have just spent almost an hour on the phone, first on hold with Avery, who told me I had to call Epson, more hold time, then they give me the PC help desk, and I need the MaC help desk. Trying to print labels 5144 for a meeting, in 5 minutes. They need to print down the middle but are printing all the way to the left. Epson took me through many steps and told me it was an Avery problem with the application. Guess what, I'm not calling Avery back - I've done my time, while the idea of the Template is awesome, it's a tease.

 
2.0

Labels

By abbacus

from Hialeah, FL

This review is from AVERY Basic Formatting and Printing Tips:

At the store nobody advises you about your printing set being Ink or Laser. Contacting Avery is a challenge. No answer!!!!! Tried Chat and phone. I am returning the product. Tried the website to get custumize templates and is not that friendly for those that are no experts

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

There is a little 'secret' to fix the alignment issue...

By Angel

from Las Vegas

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Pros

  • Good Value
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Poor Communication

Best Uses

    This review is from AVERY Basic Formatting and Printing Tips:

    I, too, was like so many others as far as being totally frustrated... At first. I was finally able to talk to someone via the chat option, and although I did not think our chat was even close to ideal, I was finally able to change what needed to be changed so as to get a full set of perfectly aligned and printed labels.
    What they should just add somewhere in their tips/ on their website, is to verify that your browser has Adobe as the default for .pdf files, and that it is up to date. As soon as I did that, everything was perfectly aligned, and all 10 pages printed out beautifully. I was even kind of worried when I found that my printer does not have a 'Labels' paper setting, but it worked just fine on the regular, everyday, normal paper setting.
    An hour ago I was on the same bandwagon as most of the other reviewers. But, honestly, I could not be happier with the final outcome.
    Hopefully the tip I added will help any future people stressed out by all the little things I was, to be able to print out all of their projects as perfectly as I was finally able to with mine!

     
    1.0

    Avery and windows 10 disfunctional as is call chat

    By unhappy

    from WI

    Pros

      Cons

      • Labels Don't Line Up
      • Poor Quality
      • Unprofessional

      Best Uses

        This review is from AVERY Basic Formatting and Printing Tips:

        Avery products worked before

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