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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 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (21)

16%

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 (9), Crafts enthusiast (4), Professional (3)
    • Avery Product Usage:
    • Mailing (5), Business building (4), Personal gifts (4)
    • How often do you use this item?:
    • First time (8), Often (7), Sometimes (5)

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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3.0

Print using Selections, not Whole Page or Document

By Joan

from West Suffield, CT

This review is from AVERY Basic Formatting and Printing Tips:

The best tip when printing business cards or labels is to highlight the rows and print using "Print Selection" option. Don't try to print the whole document or whole page. This would really be helpful on the instructions.

 
1.0

Do not waste your money

By reviews

from Franklin, Tn

This review is from AVERY Basic Formatting and Printing Tips:

I have bought several Avery labels and none have printed correctly. I have tried everything that was suggested and still all I have in the end is wasted time, ink and labels I cannot use. Do not buy these

 
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

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