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Design & Print makes it easy for you to select a design you've created and apply it to another Avery product without having to recreate your design.

We'll show you how to apply a design to another Avery product from a current design you've created.

How to Apply a Current Design

Starting with the design you've created, click the Preview & Print button to proceed.

 

Choose another Avery product to which you would like to apply this design. Under the section Apply Design to Another Product, you can:

  • Option 1: Choose one of the options shown by clicking the Apply button underneath it; or
  • Option 2: Choose another Avery product by clicking the Other products link if your product is not one of the options shown (continued below)

 

Option 2(cont.): You will see the Select Product screen. Double-click on the Avery product to select it.

 

Your design is applied to the new product selected. You’ll see it displayed on the Customize screen for additional editing if necessary.

Select a new product from the list by double-clicking it or clicking Next.

 

Your design is applied to the new product in the Customize screen for additional editing if necessary.

Click the Preview & Print button to review your design. To make adjustments, click the Back button. You will then be prompted to save your design.

After you select a template and a pre-design, the Customize screen appears. Select a text box then click Start Mail Merge under the Import Data (Mail Merge) tools.

How to Mail Merge With Avery Upload

Click the Browse for File button to select an address list or other data from Microsoft® Excel or another data program on your computer. Click Upload.


How to Mail Merge With Avery Upload - Browse

After uploading the data, the address list will be displayed for your review. You can choose which rows of data in the list to use, whether to sort by column, or edit the data. Uncheck the Print this row of data box if you do not want to print the first row of your data. Click the Next button when you are finished reviewing the data.

How to Mail Merge With Avery Upload

Drag and drop the data from the Available fields area into the Arrange fields area. Click Complete Merge to continue.

How to Mail Merge With Avery Upload

Make any formatting changes if desired. Click Preview & Print to continue.

How to Mail Merge With Avery Upload

At any point, click the Help button in the program for more instructions.

Avery Inkjet Labels

  • Before you print onto a label sheet, first print onto a blank piece of paper. Place the printed sheet in front of a label sheet and then hold the sheets up to a light to make sure the positioning is correct.
  • Refer to your printer manual for loading and feeding recommendations. Many printers have special instructions for loading labels.
  • Fan the label sheets before loading them into the paper tray. Do not bend the corners.
  • Adjust the paper width lever so that it barely touches the edge of the label stack and the labels don't buckle.
  • For best results, let ink on the product dry completely before removing labels from the sheet.
  • Store unused label sheets flat in the original box in a cool, dry place.
  • Sheets of inkjet labels can be passed through an inkjet printer only once; the tight paper path of an inkjet printer can cause the label to curl on multiple passes through the printer. This could cause the label to jam or peel off inside the printer, resulting in an expensive repair bill. The Avery guarantee of jam-free performance extends only to sheets of labels that have been fed through an inkjet printer a single time.
  • Only labels designed for an inkjet printer should be used with inkjet printers. Manual, copier and laser labels will not feed through consistently and may damage inkjet printers.
  • Avery Fluorescent and Pastel Colour Laser Labels are not recommended for inkjet printers.
  • For trouble-free label printing, have your printer thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Name Badge Labels are designed for most fabrics except leather, suede, silk, plastic, velvet, corduroy and vinyl.

Avery Laser Labels

  • Before you print onto a label sheet, first print onto a blank piece of paper. Place the printed sheet in front of a label sheet, and then hold the sheets up to a light to make sure the positioning is correct.
  • Fan the label sheets before loading them into the paper tray. Do not bend the corners.
  • Only labels designed for a laser printer should be used with laser printers. Manual, copier, and inkjet labels will not feed through consistently and may damage laser printers.
  • Most laser products are designed to work in laser printers when printed directly from the automatic-feed tray.
  • Refer to your printer manual for loading and feeding recommendations. Many printers have special instructions regarding the direction in which you should load sheets.
  • Sheets of laser labels can be passed through a laser printer only once because the heat of the printer causes the adhesive to soften. If a sheet of labels is passed through the printer a second time, the adhesive could ooze and adhere to the inner workings of the printer, causing the labels to jam or peel off. Avery's guarantee of jam-free performance extends only to sheets of labels that have been fed through a laser printer a single time.
  • For trouble-free label printing, have your printer thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Name Badge Labels are designed for most fabrics except leather, suede, silk, plastic, velvet, corduroy, and vinyl

Customize the Avery template for your product using one of Avery's template or software tools.

For the best way to print your Avery products, use Avery Design & Print Online. Adjust printer settings to optimize print quality. For example, choose the Labels setting if printing labels, or choose the Cards setting if printing cards.

Choose Photo Quality for optimum printing results. Always test print on a plain sheet of paper. Hold the printed sheet behind the Avery product to check the alignment of your layout. Slight adjustments to the layout may be necessary. If the entire sheet is slightly misaligned, adjust the top and/or left margins slightly if your program has this feature.

When satisfied with the layout, print onto the Avery product. When printing label products, do not feed labels through your printer more than once. The Avery satisfaction guarantee extends only to a sheet of labels that has been fed through a printer a single time. Use only Avery brand products for guaranteed results.

Printing a mirror image applies to Avery Light Fabric Transfers (also known as light t-shirt transfers). If you’re using Avery Dark Fabric Transfers (or dark t-shirt transfers), you won’t need to reverse the image before printing.

When using Avery Design & Print Online, the image will be automatically reversed for you before you print.

When using other programs, change your printer settings using the Properties dialog box and selecting the “Mirror Image” option. Watch the video below to assist you.

After you select a template and a pre-design, the Customize screen appears.



In the Customize screen, personalize the design using the formatting tools. You can add, size and move text, insert images and shapes and do a mail merge.

Click a text box, image or shape in the design, the related editing options for that item will then appear. If you want to edit a different label or card on the sheet, click to select in the Sheet Navigator.

If your product has multiple labels or cards on a sheet, you can select a mode of editing—either Edit All, which enables you to copy objects to all the panels on a sheet, or Edit One, which enables you to work on a particular item on that sheet. To add an additional sheet of the same design, click Add Sheet.

Select the graphic to delete it, move it, or replace it with an image from the Avery Gallery or one of your own image files on your computer from My Computer. You can also use the formatting tools on the left to add shapes.

When you have finished formatting your template, click Preview & Print to continue.

When you have finished formatting your template, click the Preview & Print button. The Print screen appears.

You can Print the project and finish working with the project. Or you can Save the project and then print.



Option 1:

Click Save to save the project. The Save dialog box appears. If the following dialog box appears, you are either not logged into your account or do not have an account.



If you are logged into your account, the following dialog box will appear.



Select MyAvery Online Account to save the project online. Projects saved in Avery Design & Print Online can be accessed from any computer.

Select My Computer to save the project to your computer.

Click Save. The project is saved and can be opened from Avery Design & Print Online at a later time. Be sure to remember what you named your .avery file and where you saved it on your computer.

Option 2:

Click on My Computer to save your project to your computer hard drive.



Click Download in the Download dialog box.



A Save As window will appear. Click Save to save your project to your computer. You can also rename your project before you save it.



Make a note to remember where you saved your project on your computer. You will need to return to the Start Page to open your saved project.

At any point, you can click on the Help button in the program for more instructions.

For the best results, change your printer properties to "label" or "heavyweight" in the print dialog box.  

Or try using our Avery Design & Print Online for better results.


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