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How to adjust printer settings for Avery labels

Check Your Printer Driver

Paper Size & Page Scaling

  • Check that your Page Size is correct for your Avery Product (8.5” x 11” for most US products, see tips for 4x6 products)
  • Page Scaling or Page Size might be in the print dialog box, or under Preferences or Properties button – be sure the setting is 100% or Actual Size
  • If you are printing a PDF and you don’t see these options, you may need to click Print Using System Dialog

Paper or Media Type

  • Change the Paper or Media Type to Labels, Heavyweight, Matte Photo or Cardstock to help your printer pull the sheets through

Print Quality

  • For glossy labels, choose a Normal or a Plain Paper setting to avoid smearing
  • For other labels and cards, select Best or High quality to avoid misalignment
  • If you do not have these options, we highly recommend feeding one sheet at a time and creating a separate print job for each

Feeding Sheets

  • Fan the sheets before putting them in
  • Be sure not to over-fill the tray (only 1/2 or 3/4 capacity)
  • Gently snug the paper guides to the edges of the labels or cards
  • If you're only printing a few sheets, place 20 or so sheets of plain paper underneath
  • If the printer is feeding more than one sheet, we would recommend feeding one sheet at a time


  • We recommend cleaning the multipurpose or lower cassette tray where you place your labels or cards
    • Use canned air to blow off any dirt or paper fibers from previous use
    • Use tissue paper or paper towel to wipe down paper guides which may have dirt or adhesive residue from previous use
    • Use tissue paper or paper towel to wipe down the rest of the tray that the paper will touch to remove remaining dirt

Other Resources

Note: paper type and quality settings may differ depending on the make and model of printer that you have. If you have trouble finding these options, please refer to your printer manufacturer's website.

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