Labels FAQs

1. Can I print a laser printer product with an inkjet printer?

If the product package is labeled "Laser/Inkjet" or "inkjet compatible," the product can be printed through either inkjet or laser printers. For more information on printing labels, please view our Labels Printing Tips.


2. Can clear laser labels be printed with an inkjet printer?

Our clear label products are made with polyester film face-stocks. Inkjet and laser technologies require entirely different coatings for printing on films. Clear laser labels meet all of the requirements to run on standard desktop laser printers. They can not be printed with an inkjet printer. Avery has developed a full line of inkjet supplies to meet the special demands of inkjet printers. For more information on printing labels, please view our Labels Printing Tips.


3. What type of label adhesive is used for laser labels?

The adhesive used on white laser labels is an acrylic emulsion-based permanent adhesive. This type of adhesive is suitable for general purpose adhesion to most papers, envelopes, corrugated shipping containers, file folders, bare and painted metal, polypropylene and polyethylene bags. Laser Name Badges should not be used on leather, suede, corduroy, velvet, silk, vinyl and plastic. These labels can be applied and then removed from most other fabrics. The clear laser label products use a solvent based permanent adhesive which is also suitable for general purpose applications.


4. Can I print a few labels and save the label sheet for future printing?

Avery recommends that a sheet of labels be fed only once through a laser or inkjet printer. Our guarantee of jam-free performance extends only to a sheet of labels that has been though a laser printer a single time. The heat and tight paper path of a laser printer can cause the label to curl after multiple passes through the printer. This could cause the label to jam or peel off inside the printer and result in an expensive repair bill. For printing fewer labels, try Avery Mini-Sheets™ Laser Labels, which have the same high quality labels, in a convenient smaller sized sheet. For more information on printing labels, please view our Labels Printing Tips.


5. What is the shelf life of your labels?

This can vary greatly depending on environmental conditions (heat, humidity, etc...) but usually 2-3 years. However, if a person's definition of "shelf life" is really "life span," Laser & Inkjet labels have a life span of 10 -15 years.


6. How do I add a QR code or bar code to my labels?

For more information, view our Creating Barcodes Using Avery Design & Print Online Demo.


7. Which Avery shipping labels should I use to completely cover everything underneath the label on a package?

For more information, view our Avery Square Labels Demo.


8. Which Avery shipping labels should I use if I want the label to blend in with my package and completely cover everything underneath the label?

For more information, view our Avery Shipping Labels with TrueBlock Technology Demo.


9. Is it possible to remove and reapply my address labels?

For more information, view our Avery Repositionable Labels Demo.


10. Which Avery labels should I use to completely cover markings and old existing labels on my file folders?

For more information, view our Avery File Folder Labels with TrueBlock Technology Demo.


11. How do I use Avery Easy Peel Mailing Labels? 

For more information, view our Avery Easy Peel Mailing Labels Demo.


12. How do I print Avery filing labels or hanging file tabs?

For more information, view our Avery Filing Labels & Tabs Demo.


13. How do I create a shipping label and receipt for my package?

For more information, view our Avery White Shipping Labels with Paper Receipts Demo


14. How do I select a label?

Use our Avery Label Selector to find the label you’re looking for. Just choose your desired attributes to get started. 

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Cons

  • Poor communication (7)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Unresponsive (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)
  • Unprofessional (3)

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    • Job Role:
    • Crafts enthusiast (4), Business owner (3), Professional (3)
    • Avery Product Usage:
    • Mailing (6), Getting organized (4)
    • How often do you use this item?:
    • Often (5), First time (4)

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Avery Flile label 5201

I was trying to print the above label using Avery online guidelines. I gtet a very small protion of the text printed on the label. I tried every possible ways. the software does...Read complete review

I was trying to print the above label using Avery online guidelines. I gtet a very small protion of the text printed on the label. I tried every possible ways. the software does not give any option of centering the text. The text clearly shown on the template.
There should be a better instruction of printing. I just wasted several labels. I tried with Word and I have the same experience.

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Changing opinion of avery.

Always used avery on my previous pc. Download to my apple very confusing and non user friendly. Have been working 2 hours on trying to publish uniform labels. Avery instructions sound good but...Read complete review

Always used avery on my previous pc. Download to my apple very confusing and non user friendly. Have been working 2 hours on trying to publish uniform labels. Avery instructions sound good but do not work as stated. and I can't even write a legible complain, or find someone to help. Like day and night compared to working with apple personnel. RL Booth

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1.0

Help with Label 22822

By CC

from LOL, Fl

This review is from AVERY Labels FAQs:

Been using different types of labels and worked fine, but when using 22822, nothing comes printed. It says we can use Laser/Inkjet. Mine is Inkjet but is not working. Since yesterday trying to get help but chat is unavailable. Any advice please? (Thank you)

 
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Clear labels for inkjet printers do NOT print clearly!

By Gref Cortland

from Glen Rock, NJ

Pros

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      This review is from AVERY Labels FAQs:

      Avery Clear Full-Sheet labels (18665) do not print anything clearly using a fully capable Canon MX 920 inkjet printer. I've been looking for special instructions, but none seem to exist. Any image or text blurs, too much ink is applied (even with a "fast" setting) and the label material is absolutely unusable. I used this product in 2014, and it worked fine. Not sure if they changed the label material, but something is definitely wrong.

       
      1.0

      Very upset.

      By Em

      from KY

      Pros

        Cons

        • Expensive
        • Poor Communication

        Best Uses

          This review is from AVERY Labels FAQs:

          I ordered two packages of labels. I spent hours creating the different labels I needed. I then did test prints on regulars sheets of paper, and they looked correct. I then put my expensive label paper into the printer, only to find that no matter how I change my printer settings, or no matter I change the alignment, NOTHING comes out correct. Each individual label comes out in the wrong spot. Top row is all to high on the paper, the left side is to far left, right side to far right. I went through 20 sheets of EXPENSIVE label paper, tried to contact Avery for support, and it would not connect me.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          finding my labels

          By Carol

          from Atlanta., GA

          Pros

            Cons

            • Expensive
            • No Follow-Up
            • Poor Communication
            • Unprofessional
            • Unpunctual
            • Unresponsive

            Best Uses

              This review is from AVERY Labels FAQs:

              So far, I like nothing about this site. To difficult to use and get help.

               
              3.0

              Help section not good. Need lable size information

              By David

              from NC

              Pros

                Cons

                • No Place To Ask A Questio
                • Poor Communication

                Best Uses

                  This review is from AVERY Labels FAQs:

                  Avery 5418 label is a mini sheet. I want the same size label but the full size sheet 8.5 X 11.

                  Can not find part number for that sheet

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