How do I get the printing to align properly on the page?

You can try these things:

 

  • Be sure you are using a genuine Avery product – non-Avery products are not optimized for our templates, and are not manufactured to our specifications.
  • Test print. Print first on a sheet of plain paper to determine which direction to feed in your printer and to check your design and alignment.
  • Printer settings. When you click Print, look in the Properties options in the print dialog box. Adjust Paper Type to Labels and Print Quality to Best. If your printer doesn't have a Labels setting, choose Heavyweight or Cardstock.
  • Feed once. Don't re-print on the same sheet of labels.
  • For additional help, go to our Help Center and choose Printing under General Help.

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1.4

(based on 103 reviews)

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    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (85)

13%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (5)
  • Good value (4)

Cons

  • Poor quality (29)
  • Poor communication (9)
  • Unprofessional (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • Unresponsive (8)

Best Uses

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    • Job Role:
    • Business owner (35), Professional (15), Crafts enthusiast (9), Administrative assistant (7), Homemaker (6)
    • Avery Product Usage:
    • Business building (24), Mailing (16), Getting organized (7), Meeting/special event planning (5), Personal gifts (5)
    • How often do you use this item?:
    • Often (31), First time (22), Sometimes (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Alignment issues with Microsoft Windows 10

I'm using Windows 10, Word and selected in labels Avery L7161. Everything appeared fine on the screen but when printing the top row of labels was OK but all the rest had 'crept'...Read complete review

I'm using Windows 10, Word and selected in labels Avery L7161. Everything appeared fine on the screen but when printing the top row of labels was OK but all the rest had 'crept' up the page, making the labels useless. After trying various different things, I went to Print, page setup, Layout where I noticed there was a measurement set for headers and footers. I reduced these values to zero and the labels printed fine.

I don't know if this will help others but I thought I'd share this tip.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

What has happened, labels spacing incorrectly

Why has the print for my a very labels suddenly gone crazy and not aligning the labels.
It starts out aligned then gradually moves the print up and in so that only the...Read complete review

Why has the print for my a very labels suddenly gone crazy and not aligning the labels.
It starts out aligned then gradually moves the print up and in so that only the first row of labels can be used, the remainder have moved up so that parts are outside of the cut label.
I have wasted sheets of labels and ink.
Why oh why, what has happened????
I use the Avery app on my iPad to a HP Photosmart 5520. I keep all the software current.
I've been using the labels for over a year without a problem, last month when I had to print more I was shocked to find them misaligned.
Have tried two styles of labels square and oblong and both have this creep.
How do I remedy this?
Only the label numbered 1 in the photo is aligned now, previously all were.

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1.0

Labels will not align

By Laura

from Kent, WA

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      This review is from AVERY How do I get the printing to align properly on the page?:

      These labels will not align no matter how many times I make adjusments. SO disappointed in this. For a LABEL company, it would make sense that the templates for their LABELS would align. VERY frustrating. And waste of money.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Misaligned for me too

      By Jenny

      from Germany

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          This review is from AVERY How do I get the printing to align properly on the page?:

          The template 5160 did not print aligned. Wasted labels and money.

           
          1.0

          So frustrating!

          By Jane

          from Minneapolis, MN

          This review is from AVERY How do I get the printing to align properly on the page?:

          So frustrating, the labels will not align no matter what we do! How can this be so hard!

           
          1.0

          DOES NOT WORK

          By Disappointed

          from north carolina

          This review is from AVERY How do I get the printing to align properly on the page?:

          Should have read reviews before I purchased. Labels will not aline, even after having another business who prints labels often, print them for me! Would really want my money back, especially because I spent the extra money for the recycled labels. I am very disappointed, and my business is suffering because of this. Will be taking my business elsewhere. Waste of my time and hard earned money. YUCK.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Disappointed with Avery

          By apothecary king

          from Asheville, NC

          This review is from AVERY How do I get the printing to align properly on the page?:

          Very disappointed with Avery. I have used their products for years and love the vast array of templates available. However, I cannot get my labels to print properly. I have tried to realign after printing on plain paper, but it doesn't help. For some reason regardless of the product # I use, everything prints fine for the first half of the page and then for each row of labels after that the alignment is off. If I use a MAC the printout is different than from a PC using the same printer, but still the alignment is off. Both laser and inkjet printers were used, with similar results.

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