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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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Poor communication (8)
  • Unresponsive (5)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)
  • Unprofessional (3)

Best Uses

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    • Job Role:
    • Business owner (6), Crafts enthusiast (4), Professional (4)
    • Avery Product Usage:
    • Mailing (8), Getting organized (5)
    • How often do you use this item?:
    • Often (7), First time (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

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

 
3.0

Frustration with alingment and other stuff

By CS

from San jose

Pros

  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

      This review is from AVERY Labels FAQs:

      My issue is the same as above. That now all my address labels which were used and aligned in the past are all outside the parameters. You installed a new software without thinking about that.

      Two, how frustrating it is to not be able to add in a label. I want my addresses alphabetized. I did not start out with a Excel sheet, but hand did mine (even if I did the last names come after the first name so you cannot short alphabetized), now every time I want to change a name, add a new address it has to go to the back. Without redoing my whole 6 pages of address I am continually flipping back and forth as sometimes I do send out things to EVERYONE on my address list. This should be an easy fix to ADD in a blank label in-between labels, even if your address are over 6 pages. It should shuffle them all down. Or CUT AND PASTE even better in between other labels.

       
      1.0

      Frustrated with print yourself labels

      By ME

      from Arizona, Arizona

      This review is from AVERY Labels FAQs:

      I had used your round Avery Labels 22807 in the past with no problems. Last
      week I went to print them out again and it was all messed up. The labels
      didn't even come close in alignment and the last line at the bottom was cut
      off on the last three labels.

      So I tried to align the labels so that I wouldn't waste anymore sheets but
      never could get it right. I wasted a lot of regular paper as well trying to
      align.

      So just when I thought I had it right on the regular paper, I printed the
      labels out on the label sheets and it's still messed up.
      Frustration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      So I went to your web site and thought I'd chat with someone ...... only to
      find that after sitting there for about 1/2 hour, no one answered and it
      was during business hours.

      Then I decided that I would call support only to be on the line for more
      than 45 minutes. STILL FRUSTRATED ..... even more.

      Now I have opted to have you print it out for me. Not happy that I already
      have the labels to print and then have to pay to have them printed by you.

      FRUSTRATED Customer
      Transaction ID: 3HK706218R538801V

       
      1.0

      Not a Good Label or System

      By Rayme

      from Elizabethton, TN

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Communication
        • Unresponsive

        Best Uses

          This review is from AVERY Labels FAQs:

          Get a Chat Service that is helpful and accessible. Have better functionality in the design a & print section. I wish I had not purchased for packs of labels.

           
          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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