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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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1.4

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

13%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)
  • Unresponsive (5)
  • Poor communication (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Job Role:
    • Business owner (8), Crafts enthusiast (4)
    • Avery Product Usage:
    • Mailing (5), Personal gifts (4), Business building (3)
    • How often do you use this item?:
    • First time (8), Often (6), Sometimes (4)

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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1.0

I can't print my labels!!!!

By Jo Jo

from Texas

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Communication

    Best Uses

      This review is from AVERY Basic Formatting and Printing Tips:

      I am so frustrated. I can't print my labels. Every time I try to print it, it goes to fax. I don't have fax. I've tried to live chat and no one came on then told me I had timed out.

       
      1.0

      Print and Design does not work!!!!

      By John T

      from Estes Park Colorado

      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        This review is from AVERY Basic Formatting and Printing Tips:

        I've been using the design & print to do Business Cards for years using 8859. Now I have Windows 10 and the alignment for printing doesn't work. I was always able to put the template in the printer and have no alignment problems...Waste of money and time!

         
        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???

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