1. How do I find a template in Avery Design & Print Online?
The fastest way to find a template is to go to avery.com/templates and type your Avery product number or template number into the white Search Bar at the top center of the page. (Your product and template number can be found on the bottom right of your Avery packaging.) You can also search by product category if you don't have your product number handy.
Note: Many Avery products have similar layouts but are different sizes, so it's important to use the correct template for your product. It's also important to be sure you're using the correct product type for your printer. (Inkjet-only products should only be used in inkjet printers, and laser-only products in laser printers).
2. How do I import data from a spreadsheet (mail merge) into Avery Design & Print?
You can easily import data from a spreadsheet to create address labels, name badges, inventory labels and more.
First, make sure your data is arranged in columns on your spreadsheet (one column for names, one for addresses, etc.). Be sure this information is on Sheet 1 of your spreadsheet.
Second, open your project in Avery Design & Print Online. Click Import Data on the left of the Customize screen. Then click Browse to find your Excel or CSV file. When your data is displayed, you can deselect any rows you don’t want printed, such as the header row.
Click Next and then double-click or drag and drop data from the Available Fields on the left to the Arrange Fields box on the right, which represents the text box of your item. (You'll be able to format your text in a later step.) Once you’re done arranging your fields, click Next and then click Finish. This will return you to the Customize screen where you can make formatting changes.
Note: Any changes you make will appear on all items unless you switch to the Edit One tab in the Navigator on the right side. A good idea is to make your formatting changes first using Edit All, then switch to Edit One to personalize text and images on individual items. Once you make changes to individual items, they won't be affected by future Edit All changes
3. Can I print an Avery laser product with an inkjet printer or an inkjet product with a laser printer?
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.
It's simple to check the status of your order. Just log in to your Avery account and select My Orders. You'll see the current status of your pending order(s), as well as the history of your previous orders. Your shipment's tracking number can be found here as well, once your order has shipped.
You may also contact our Customer Care Center at 800-GO-AVERY (1-800- 462-8379) or chat with us online.
5. How do I get the printing to align properly on the page?
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.
Print actual size (100%) – Never “Fit to Page.” If you’re printing a PDF, make sure the “Fit to Page” box is not checked. Otherwise, your printing will not be printed at the actual size and won’t align properly to the product.
Printer settings. After you click Print, click on Properties or Preferences, or look for the “Print using system dialog” option where you’ll find Paper options.
For laser printer labels - change the Paper Type to "Labels"
For cards - choose "Heavyweight" or "Cardstock."
If your printer doesn't have a Labels setting under Paper Type, choose "Heavyweight" or "Cardstock" instead.
Print adjustment. If your printer is shifting your design by a consistent amount of space, click the Make a Print Adjustment button in Step 4 (Preview & Print) in Avery Design & Print. This tool will allow you to nudge your entire design up, down, left or right by increments you determine. In Microsoft® Word, you can use the Ruler feature to adjust the placement of the rows and columns.
To find your tracking number log in to your Avery account and select My Orders. You'll see your shipment's tracking number, if your order has shipped. You'll also see the current status of any pending order(s) here, as well as the history of your previous orders.