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Print Your Template

Be sure you are using a genuine Avery product – non-Avery products are not optimized for our templates, and are not manufactured to our specifications.

  • Test print. Print first on a sheet of plain paper to determine which direction to feed in your printer and to check your design and alignment.
  • Fit to Page. Make sure that "Fit to Page" is not checked before printing your PDF. If "Fit to Page" is checked, your printing won't be actual size and won't align properly.
  • Printer settings. When you click Print, look in the Properties options in the print dialog box. Adjust Paper Type to Labels and Print Quality to Best. If your printer doesn't have a Labels setting, choose Heavyweight or Cardstock.
  • Feed once. Don't re-print on the same sheet of labels.

Once your design is complete, click Preview & Print. Then click Print it Yourself, followed by Print Now to generate a PDF for printing.

Google Chrome is the preferred browser because you can easily open your file and it print accurately from there. If using a different browser, please follow the extra steps below for printing.

1. Deselect Fit to Page or Fit in your printer dialog. If these options remained checked, your project will shrink and not print accurately.

2. Go to your Printer Settings and select your printer. Go to the Preferences or Properties tab and set the material type to "labels" or "heavyweight" or "cardstock", depending on your product. If you don't see these options, you may need to click Print Using System Dialog. If you have questions about your printer settings, visit your printer manufacturer’s website for directions.

3. Use the manual feed in you printer tray for the best alignment results.

Most Avery products are optimized for printing on either laser or inkjet printers.  We always recommend you use the Avery product designed for your printer type as shown on the product packaging.  If you switch printers frequently, some of our products, including our EcoFriendly line, support printing on both inkjet and laser printers.  

To make sure your project prints on the correct side of your Avery products, we recommend always running a test page first.

Look for an icon on your printer feed tray that displays whether you should place the sheet face up or face down. Also, make sure to feed your products through the printer’s manual feed tray. (When you click Print, most printers give you an option to choose the manual feed tray, as well as the ability to print on labels instead of plain paper.)  

If you need more information, click Help in the printer dialog box or visit your printer manufacturer's website.

The easiest way to print on both sides of your product is to first write "front" and "back" on a plain piece of paper and do a test print to determine which way to feed your printer for successful printing on both sides. The test print will teach you what your printer requires for two-sided printing.

Book Flip means the paper needs to be re-fed after flipping along the shorter end like you're turning the page of a book. Calendar Flip means the paper is flipped along the longer end, like flipping the month of a calendar. Rotation means you simply rotate the paper to re-feed it without flipping it over.

Make sure both sides of your test print are aligned correctly before you print on your Avery products. You can also check out your printer manufacturer's website for more information on two-side printing specifically for your printer.

In order to print on Avery 4" x 6" or mini-sheet products, you need your printer to hold the products snugly. Gently slide the paper guide on your printer feed over to the 4-inch width position, or you may have a paper tray especially for 4” x 6” products.

Some printers will automatically change for 4" x 6" printing when you adjust the paper guide, but in most printers, you will need to change the paper size in settings. To change do this, after you click Print, the Paper Size setting may appear in your printer dialog box, or you may need to look in Properties or Preferences. Also look for Paper Type, and change it from Plain Paper to Labels, or Heavyweight or Cardstock. You can also choose Photo if none of these settings are available on your printer.

Note:  Since there are so many variations in printers, it's best to cut a piece of plain paper to do a test print before printing on your Avery products.

Only use an inkjet printer for all Avery Fabric Transfers. Our fabric transfers DO NOT work with laser printers.

To keep ink from smearing on your labels, be sure to always use Avery inkjet products with inkjet printers and Avery laser products with laser printers. Some of our glossy products require a minute or two for the ink to dry, so please wait before touching the print.

Colors on your computer can appear differently than on actual printed products. Most computer screens (RGB) are not optimized to mimic color printing. If exact color matching is required for your product, we recommend using our Avery WePrint professional printing service where you can order a press proof. Electronic proofs should only be used when exact color matching is not required. See our WePrint Proof Guidelines for more details.