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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5.0

Confused About Prodiucts

By Lynat

from GA

Pros

  • Good Communication
  • Good Value
  • High Quality
  • Professional

Cons

    Best Uses

      This review is from AVERY Labels FAQs:

      Last year for Christmas, I took Styrofoam cups and placed your clear labels on them with "Merry Christmas". You could not see the label only the printed words.

      This year, I tried doing the same thing but the only rectangle labels I could find were matte. The matte allows you to see the entire label easily.

      Have the clear 'invisible' labels been discontinued? If not, can you tell me which product number would be for the 2 x 4 inch size?

      Thank you for your help with this!

       
      2.0

      HELP!

      By Megan

      from PA

      See all my reviews

      This review is from AVERY Labels FAQs:

      I just purchased the Avery Adhesive Name Badges to make some name tags for our company's Christmas banquet, and while the very same product has worked perfectly in the past, anytime I try to print the labels through the bypass tray of our laser print, they get stuck. Not just a little stuck where you can pull the remaining paper out easily, they get stuck to the point that each label peels off and gets mangled by the machine.I've also tried printing them through the normal internal tray, and it is even worse. Does anyone have advice on how to print the labels through without them getting stuck/nearly ruining a $800 printer? While the peel away design is convenient for sorting the labels, I think this is what now makes them impossible to print. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

       
      1.0

      8195 Template/5195 Template Non-Functional

      By Frustrated in Wyo

      from Kaycee, WY

      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • Template Is Messed Up

      Best Uses

        This review is from AVERY Labels FAQs:

        I purchases Avery 8195 labels, which have 60 labels per sheet. The packaging says to use template 5195. Downloaded said template, which actually lists both 8195 and 5195 along with a slew of other template applications besides these two. I tried to use the template and my sister did as well on her computer and there is absolutely no way to get them to line up to use these labels. I have had these labels quite a while, so returning them is no longer an option. They are useless and waste of money!

         
        1.0

        Avery Item 22830 2 1/2 diameter label and template

        By Walt D

        from Fayetteville, NC

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            This review is from AVERY Labels FAQs:

            Selected product because I have had success with Avery labels in the past. First time using the round label. My printer is a Cannon PIXMA MX870. Using the Avery Template I centered my print object and it returned 9 labels per sheet. I printed the test PDF. Then inserted product. One was centered on the middle column and row of labels, but others were not centered. I went to the computer adjustment page. I found it no help since each label but the center label was off center. The middle label was center, but the one above was too low and the one below too high and all were on the center line of the this middle column. Left column were too far to the right of center and the Right column was too far to the left of center. Both left and right columns were on the center label in that row, making them too high or low except for the center row where they were only right or left of center.

             
            1.0

            Label alignment

            By Jude

            from Hayward ca

            This review is from AVERY Labels FAQs:

            I went to Prince my Avery labels 8167 and they're all out of alignment I tried to correct it but I couldn't there's nothing worse than not having a full pack of labels and you can't even use them I tried printing it three times please fix your system

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