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 75 reviews)

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    (60)

15%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor quality (21)
  • Poor communication (9)
  • Unresponsive (8)
  • Unprofessional (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Job Role:
    • Business owner (26), Professional (13), Crafts enthusiast (7), Administrative assistant (5), Office manager (5)
    • Avery Product Usage:
    • Business building (22), Mailing (15), Getting organized (4), Meeting/special event planning (4), Personal gifts (3)
    • How often do you use this item?:
    • First time (19), Often (18), Sometimes (18)

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

 

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!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

5160 Label issue

By Skipper

from Longmont, CO

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Communication
    • Unresponsive

    Best Uses

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

      After over 45 minutes chatting with an agent, I was no where. It sounds like we got a bad batch of labels (box of 1000). Too bad, so sad is the outcome. Waste of my time and is a disappointment that Avery doesn't have better quality control on their label stock and customer service. The agent was clearly doing something else due to the time lapse between comments which is why the chat took so long. We tested multiple sheets in different configurations with different software and printers and no matter how we printed, the edge was not aligned on this box of 5160 labels.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Avery glossy label paper unusable in most printers

      By SmallBusinessOwner

      from Lexington Massachusetts

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

      Avery recently made a change to the glossy round label paper (22830). I've been using these labels for years with no trouble. After this last change (the paper is thinner and they added slits in the top of the paper) I am no longer able to print my labels. I have gone through five different printers.

      I'm assuming I'm not the only one with this problem.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Waste of time, effort and money

      By Frustrated Business Owner

      from Wakefield, Ma

      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

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

        I don't understand how using the Avery website and Avery paper, my labels are coming out all over the place. There is no consistency amongst labels on the same page. Along with most of the people here, I have wasted numerous hours, labels and ink trying to get the labels to print correctly. I am a small business owner and am going to lose business by my product looking unprofessional.

        (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Alignment issues with Microsoft Windows 10

        By Spinner

        from Sudbury, Suffolk, UK

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

        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.

         
        4.0

        Thank you!

        By AppleUserSince1982

        from Burp Holler, Oregon

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

        After spending hours and hours in Pages (Mac OSX equivalent of MS Word), I was still getting messed up labels, despite using Avery's templates.

        I tried it using this online tool, and though I had to shift the content down a little bit (making it look wrong in the preview), I can finally print my @#$% labels within the margins, and without unwanted borders (yes, borders were all shut off in Pages)

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