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

You can try these things:

  • Print on both a plain sheet of paper and your label or card sheet. Compare the sheets to check alignment.
  • Change the printer properties to “label” or “heavyweight” in the print dialog box. When you click Print and choose your printer, click on the Properties button and look on the menu for Paper options.
  • If using Avery Design & Print Online, use the Make a Printer Adjustment option on the print page. This will allow you to shift the printing up, down or to the side. View demo.
  • If using Microsoft® Word, adjust the columns or rows by clicking on the border and dragging it to a new position.
  • For additional help, go to our Help Center and choose Printing under General Help.

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1.3

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (54)

11%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (3)
  • High quality (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (19)
  • Poor communication (8)
  • Unprofessional (7)
  • Unresponsive (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Job Role:
    • Business owner (20), Professional (12), Crafts enthusiast (6), Administrative assistant (5), Office manager (4)
    • Avery Product Usage:
    • Business building (18), Mailing (15), Getting organized (4), Meeting/special event planning (4), Personal gifts (3)
    • How often do you use this item?:
    • First time (19), Sometimes (15), Often (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What works for me

I was having a lot of trouble getting the labels and designs to line up. I noticed they recommend that you UN-check the "fit to page" box when printing. I have...Read complete review

I was having a lot of trouble getting the labels and designs to line up. I noticed they recommend that you UN-check the "fit to page" box when printing. I have found that if I just use an 8.5 x 11 sticker sheet, pick the label size I want from the list, and CHECK the box "Fit to Page", they print perfectly. Maybe this information will help someone else.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Template spacing is different than actual product spacing

I purchased the textured white print-to-the-edge arched labels (22809) and was excited to use them with the template I had designed using Avery's online tool.

Unfortunately I ruined two sheets of...Read complete review

I purchased the textured white print-to-the-edge arched labels (22809) and was excited to use them with the template I had designed using Avery's online tool.

Unfortunately I ruined two sheets of labels because the online template and the actual product have different spacing between labels.

Online template: 1/8" vertically, 7/16" horizontally

Actual product: 1/4" vertically, 1/2" horizontally

I ensured that I turned off the "Fit to page" option and that I was using the correct template for the product. Now I have to find a computer that has Microsoft Word on it so that I can download the template and see if that works better than the online printing wizard.

I'm so frustrated. Not only were the labels expensive, I've now lost 1/5 of the product due to poor software design on Avery's website and several hours of my time trying to troubleshoot. This is a terrible user journey!

Reviewed by 64 customers

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1.0

printing labels properly

By rosie

from tampa florida

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

With my old windows xp no problem with printing labels. Now with 8.1 labels do not line up correctly. If I use Avery Template for Microsoft Word they do line up.

 
2.0

Alignment PROB on biz card 8371,8871,8859

By Mich

from Los Angeles

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

I agree with all the folks here...Attempting to print biz cards w/a border on these 3 sets of paper failed! I think either the template is wrong or the software to align is wrong. It was wasteful & annoying quality & templates are ok for basic use when they work. Customer service is kind, but this alignment issue has been VERY frustrating.

Items 8859,8871 & 8371

 
1.0

Sane problem as everyone else, misalignment!

By Deebum the Irritated

from Augusta, GA

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

I'm not sure if I should even bother to say what you can improve since I don't see any attempt on Avery's part to make any of this right. Like everyone else here my business cards printed in such a way that they were unusable wasting my time and money. Can't take them back to the store because half of them have been wasted. I guarantee this will be the LAST avery product that I buy since it seems ya'll just don't care.

 
4.0

Label Misalignment

By Tried and True

from Toronto, ON

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

Avery should be informing all users that misalignment will not occur (at least in my experience) if Avery's online program is used with Chrome. I finally learned of this fix after hours of searching reviews for potential solutions. Using Chrome instead of Firefox was the only suggestion that worked.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Template spacing is different than actual product spacing

By Erin

from Ann Arbor, MI

Pros

  • Professional

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

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

    I purchased the textured white print-to-the-edge arched labels (22809) and was excited to use them with the template I had designed using Avery's online tool.

    Unfortunately I ruined two sheets of labels because the online template and the actual product have different spacing between labels.

    Online template: 1/8" vertically, 7/16" horizontally

    Actual product: 1/4" vertically, 1/2" horizontally

    I ensured that I turned off the "Fit to page" option and that I was using the correct template for the product. Now I have to find a computer that has Microsoft Word on it so that I can download the template and see if that works better than the online printing wizard.

    I'm so frustrated. Not only were the labels expensive, I've now lost 1/5 of the product due to poor software design on Avery's website and several hours of my time trying to troubleshoot. This is a terrible user journey!

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