Avery Design & Print

Our free Design & Print software makes it easy to customize all your Avery products in minutes, without an Internet connection. Select a blank or pre-designed template, personalize your text, add images and adjust your colors in just a few simple steps. It’s also easy to do a mail merge with our drag-and-drop tool, or add QR codes, sequential numbers and special shapes in a snap.

Special Features:

  • Personalize Avery labels, cards, dividers, badges and more
  • Use images from your computer or from the Avery gallery
  • Go online to add new designs for home, work or school
  • Save your projects to the Avery cloud for access anywhere

PC System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP
  • 450MB available disk space

Mac System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X
  • 189MB available disk space

If your system doesn't meet the requirements above, you can also find templates in Avery Design & Print Online.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Avery Design & Print
 
1.9

(based on 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (50)

23%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to navigate (16)
  • Easy to customize (11)
  • Accurate colors (10)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Easy to collaborate across programs (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to navigate (17)
  • Freezes or crashes (14)
  • Inaccurate controls (12)
  • Not very powerful (8)

Best Uses

  • Professional quality (10)
  • Educational purposes (5)
  • Presentations (4)
    • Job Role:
    • Business owner (20), Professional (20), Crafts enthusiast (4), Administrative assistant (3)
    • Avery Product Usage:
    • Mailing (23), Getting organized (10), Business building (9), Meeting/special event planning (7), Personal gifts (7)
    • How often do you use this item?:
    • First time (29), Often (20), Sometimes (12)
    • Operating System:
    • Windows 8 (26), Windows 7 (24), Mac OS 10 (9), Windows vista (4), Windows XP (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works like a treat for me

I can't understand all the negative reviews. Using the downloadable Windows installer for my Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit machine, it works like a charm. It could be slightly more intuitive; however,...Read complete review

I can't understand all the negative reviews. Using the downloadable Windows installer for my Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit machine, it works like a charm. It could be slightly more intuitive; however, it is easy to figure out if you ever used any type of labeling or greeting card software in the past (just two of many I've bought and used are Art Explosion Pro, Hallmark software, etc). Not quite as robust as Art Explosion, of course, but for free software it is quite the deal.

The program does allow me to save my address label projects (have not tried a greeting card yet, but will update once I do). It does allow reopening saved project files with no problem other than having to look at the bottom center of the Open a Saved Project tab screen once the program launches to see the correct link (middle center defaults to your online Avery account - not a deal breaker for me either way, but do prefer local machine storage as I backup regularly via Macrium Reflect free edition and Google drive).

Also, truthfully, the program does take a little longer to save and open a project than it really should, as I am using an AMD FX-6300 MHz processor, which normally blazes through whatever I through at it...this is the first program that has a several second delay when saving and opening, as well as when printing. But for free, can't complain too much.

I was ready to run when I saw the reviews, but past experience (about 8 years ago I think) with Avery software helped take a gamble, and it was well worth the roll of the dice. And did I mention, it is free?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Terrible

This software is missing features that were available in DesignPro. You can no longer specify where, on the physical page, the printing should start. You can no longer specify to print multiple copies...Read complete review

This software is missing features that were available in DesignPro. You can no longer specify where, on the physical page, the printing should start. You can no longer specify to print multiple copies of a given label on the same page. I am currently shopping for an alternative and am open to suggestions. In the meantime, I have to keep one computer on Windows 7 just to print labels.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

First Impressions of Design & Print

By Mark

from Houston, Texas

Pros

  • Simple To Use

Cons

  • Maybe A Bit Too Simple
  • Missing Features

Best Uses

  • Almost Any Form

This review is from Avery Design & Print:

I am giving this only two stars because of the following reasons: 1)Too much white space. The program has so much white space - features had to be left off. Features are what we need - not white space. 2)No database capabilities. Unlike in previous programs - you can not create a database of items to be included into the form. 3)Although the program could be used by anyone with an IQ over one(1) - people who have normal or high IQs look to use something that is oriented to make a business person's life easier.

The good things about the program is that Avery finally addressed the outstanding issues earlier programs had. What is shocking everyone is the radical change to the interface and the loss of capabilities the former program had. Gimmicks (such as the accordian menu on the left) do not impress those who need professional tools. These gimmicks are only good for those who never knew just how great the older programs were.

To tell the truth - I originally sent out to our company that maybe we should be using Design Pro. After looking at Design & Print though - I must withdraw my suggestion because it would just make our lives worse rather than better. I say that because it would take us a lot longer to input all of our customers into the program whereas I had already put many of them in to the Design Pro program I have (and use) at home.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

NOT GOOD

By BUSINESS

from AMERICA

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Navigate
    • Not Simple Any More

    Best Uses

      This review is from Avery Design & Print:

      I used Avery for years. Use to be simple to navigate and create. Now...what happened?:(

       
      4.0

      Intuitive Software, Easy Production

      By JimJoeBob

      from Los Angeles, CA

      Pros

      • Accurate Colors and Controls
      • Easy To Navigate

      Cons

        Best Uses

          This review is from Avery Design & Print:

          My equipment: Sony notebook 64bit w/Win 7,
          HP Officejet Pro 8600
          Download and installation: No problems.
          Utilization: First time I ever used this type of software. Immediately set to create a return address label from a template for label type 8167.
          Added text, modified color, manipulated icon size and color. Very few problems on an intuitive level and printed the labels just fine. Only real issue was it took over two minutes for the job to finish spooling and finally print. I've had no problem like this with any other program but patience won out with a successful first job completed. Looking forward to testing other uses.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          The Design and Print does not Merge the data from file

          By Honorable.

          from Northern CA

          Pros

            Cons

            • Mail Merge Is Buggy
            • The Data Is Not Inserted

            Best Uses

              This review is from Avery Design & Print:

              I spent more than an hour trying to make the mail merge program work. Even after selecting the file and fields, in the preview and print function the file did not merge the data from the file and printed all sheets simply printing Field XS and Field Y. What a waste of expnsive labels.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              poor interface with previous projects

              By Joe

              from Leechburg, PA

              This review is from Avery Design & Print:

              Projects and designs are done on the PC not phones or on the internet, prefer the older version of Design Pro, it opened saved designs the way I closed them, new version I have to remember what template I want to use before it opens a project and screws up the format I had used. Please offer the older version for Windows 8

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