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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 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (18)

14%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Unresponsive (5)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Job Role:
    • Business owner (8), Crafts enthusiast (3)
    • Avery Product Usage:
    • Mailing (5), Business building (3), Personal gifts (3)
    • How often do you use this item?:
    • First time (8), Often (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

AVERY TRUE BLOCK LABEL 8164

I would highly recommend AVERY TRUE BLOCK LABEL 8164,There is nothing wrong with the Avery labels, they work perfectly. The procedure is,first you need to place the labels face down in your...Read complete review

I would highly recommend AVERY TRUE BLOCK LABEL 8164,There is nothing wrong with the Avery labels, they work perfectly. The procedure is,first you need to place the labels face down in your printer tray, this will prevent the labels from printing on the back side of the label paper, then simple select 8 1/2 x 11 for your paper size, select color, then print. You will get perfect high quality labels. The most important feature to remember is during the design process, do not extend your image and text , beyond the safe area,there is a reason for that. Most of the comments on this page are negative but its probably because of lack of understanding on how to design and print. I would highly recommend these labels and all Avery labels

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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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5.0

AVERY TRUE BLOCK LABEL 8164

By steve

from Queens, New York

Pros

  • Excellent Print Quality
  • Good Value
  • High Quality
  • Professional

Cons

    Best Uses

      This review is from AVERY Basic Formatting and Printing Tips:

      I would highly recommend AVERY TRUE BLOCK LABEL 8164,There is nothing wrong with the Avery labels, they work perfectly. The procedure is,first you need to place the labels face down in your printer tray, this will prevent the labels from printing on the back side of the label paper, then simple select 8 1/2 x 11 for your paper size, select color, then print. You will get perfect high quality labels. The most important feature to remember is during the design process, do not extend your image and text , beyond the safe area,there is a reason for that. Most of the comments on this page are negative but its probably because of lack of understanding on how to design and print. I would highly recommend these labels and all Avery labels

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      BIG WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME

      By Betts

      from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

      Pros

      • Good Selection Of Templat

      Cons

      • Hours Trying To Align
      • No Support On Sunday
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        This review is from AVERY Basic Formatting and Printing Tips:

        Two sheets printed perfectly. The next three did not. Spent hours trying to adjust, AND wasted more sheets when a couple of times it printed properly on regular paper, but then would not on the card stock (and yes, my printer was set on card stock and "best"). The tab to fix margin indicates I can choose either Left, Right, Up or Down. However, in actuality, one cannot just choose Left, or Right without an Up or Down. It is either Left and Up or Down together, or Right and Up or Down together, so I try Up and down, or right and up, but it has no affect on the outcome. When I called customer service yesterday after more than an hour trying to get this to work and wasting much product, the customer service guy told me to do the same things that I had read to try, and tried. No help. He finally told me to download the program to my computer. Did so and tried again today. Same thing AND customer service is not available on Sunday. THEN I looked at customer reviews and see that apparently everyone is having trouble with the software and printing. I will NEVER buy another Avery product! This is totally not user friendly!

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        This is too basic. I need to find out why Avery keeps tryin

        By Mace

        from Canton, OH

        Pros

          Cons

          • Avery Program Wants To Fa

          Best Uses

            This review is from AVERY Basic Formatting and Printing Tips:

            I am trying to print a project. For some reason Avery is trying to send it by Fax. The fax printer is not selected???

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Avery printing misses the mark

            By J

            from Minnesota

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Communication
              • Poor Quality
              • Unresponsive

              Best Uses

                This review is from AVERY Basic Formatting and Printing Tips:

                I've used Avery WePrint multiple times and have continued to be disappointed. The printing quality is extremely sporadic. I run a small business and I've wasted lots of valuable money trying to get labels printed here. Often they will smear and blur. I tried calling and the staff was unhelpful and unprofessional. Definitely not a customer friendly company.

                If anyone has any suggestions for alternative printing companies, please let me know.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Does not align to paper!

                By E

                from Chicago

                This review is from AVERY Basic Formatting and Printing Tips:

                Following the exact online printing instructions results in the business cards printing about 1/2 inch too high on the paper. All of my business cards are misaligned. I wasted two sheets of business cards and all the ink trying to get this to work. Do NOT waste your time and money with this product!

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