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 56 reviews)

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11%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor quality (18)
  • Poor communication (8)
  • Unprofessional (7)
  • Unresponsive (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Job Role:
    • Business owner (16), Professional (12), Administrative assistant (5), Crafts enthusiast (5), Office manager (4)
    • Avery Product Usage:
    • Business building (18), Mailing (14), Getting organized (4), Meeting/special event planning (4), Personal gifts (3)
    • How often do you use this item?:
    • First time (17), Sometimes (12), Often (11)

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

 

Proper Alignment is a BIG issue

This template has problems. The alignment was okay for a while, the first half of the page would print properly and the further you went down, the alignment would move slightly up, but...Read complete review

This template has problems. The alignment was okay for a while, the first half of the page would print properly and the further you went down, the alignment would move slightly up, but it wasn't that bad. Then I went to print labels yesterday and its completely out of line! I thought that I may have accidentally made an adjustment to the alignment and saved the document, so I re download the template. I had the same issues but much worst!! I followed Avery's advice and changed my page size to A4, which made the alignment so awful it didn't even print within the correct label. I also tried to adjust using the side bar, but when I go to move it, the label outlines disappear. In addition to this I also printed out a printer alignment sheet and realigned my printer, but the issue still persist. I use this template everyday as a part of my job, so I'm at my ends wits trying to figure out how to fix this issue so that I can do my job.

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1.0

Your Alignment is off

By GraphicMaster

from San Diego

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality
    • Unprofessional
    • Unpunctual

    Best Uses

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

      I'm a 20 year customer and just got a new computer and printer. Remaking my business cards, this new program has no options to bleed to the border or make the background larger to fill in to the perforations. You papers don't have a gallery in the center so why do you have on in your layout and printout. I am very disappointed in you new programing as it has no adjustment to print off the edges like before. I spent all the time and look you don't help your customers here, you have many complaints on this aspect of your program. One would think you would make your program to fit your papers exactly. No, I extended my background beyond your grid, but it just snaps back into your wrong measurements and aligns them all wrong and prints out wrong. It's not the printer. The initial image is millimetrically wrong all the way around. I don't want a white border and even that border isn't centered and you don't have any adjustments in your printing layout. It sure would be easy to add that in right there. Alignment means everything with your papers. I used to do it 3 years ago. Why would you not fix this and ruin all your customers time and money and never to buy or believe in your product ever again. Too bad, I thought you had a good thing, but now it's useless it looks like doo doo! I am not a happy camper with AVERY!

       
      1.0

      alignment issue

      By randy

      from LA

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

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

          I printed online using Win7 before without problems. Now with my new PC Win10, this won't work, every time the printing is off alignment, and no adjustment can be made since some labels are correct, some are not.
          this is a really headache, keep away from this.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Alignment Issues

          By Too-Much-To-Do-To-Be-Wasting-Time

          from Columbus, OH

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

          I took time to recreate a postcard using the avery 8386 template, as I was expecting a much better fit than using my own constructed Word template. I liked the variety of options and had minimal difficultly in getting the look I wanted. Upon printing however, the alignment was off. The top postcard printed perfectly, the bottom postcard printed too far up on the page, by almost a half inch. There was no way to correct this issue under the printer alignment. Seems to be an issue with the template itself.

           
          1.0

          Useless templates, usless software, cannot print stickers

          By Alex

          from CT

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

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

              As soon as I choose my template and finish editing, I download the PDF to print only to see the top is cut off. They are perfect circles, I aligned everything right in the template, and they're cut off in the PDF. No going back and editing changes this... it's stuck in a cut-off limbo where I cannot even use these stickers that I bought. Don't bother with avery products.

               
              1.0

              Alignment Problems

              By rega

              from Ireland

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

              I bought this software thinking that not only would I be able to easily design a label for my cd's but it would take care of all the hassle of trial and error to align the design properly on pages for printing. Unfortunately that is not what this programme does. What is the point of this thing if it doesn't even do that! I might as well stick to photoshop where i can create far more interesting designs if I still have to fiddle about getting the right alignment!!!

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