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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.

 

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.



Image Tool - Design & Print

When you click on an image in a template, or if you click on the Image button on the left of the Customize screen, the Image options will appear.

To add a new image, click the Add Image button. If there’s an existing image on your design that you want to replace, click on it and then use the Replace Image button.

Image Tool - Design & Print
You have several choices for the sources of images:

  • Your Computer: Click the Browse for File button to browse to find the image you want to use. Note: ai, bmp, eps, jpg, jpeg, pdf, png, psd, svg and tiff files are supported.
  • From Avery Gallery: There are lots of free clipart images to choose from . Use the categories on the left to find the right type of image for your project.

Image Tool - Design & Print

  • From Facebook, Instagram, Flickr or Google Photos: Log in to your social media accounts and select your favourite photos.
    You also have the option to Set image as a background. Be sure to click the Lock aspect ratio box if you don’t want it to stretch.
Image Tool - Design & Print


To add a solid background colour instead of an image, use the Background tool at the top of the screen.
Image Tool - Design & Print

Here’s how to change the Fill Colour, Remove a Colour, Crop Image or apply Transparency:

  • To change a solid colour, click Change Colour, then pick a colour from our selection  or  insert a Hex Colour reference*. Your cursor will then turn to a paint bucket – with this, select the part of the image you want the new colour applied to.
  • If you want all the parts of the image that are that colour to be replaced, check the Fill matching areas box.
  • You can also select a colour from a different part of your design. Click on the Select colour from image tool to activate the eyedropper and then click the colour on your image that you want to paint with. The paint bucket cursor will appear for you to choose what image you want to change.  

* A hex code is a six-digit, hexadecimal number used in HTML, CSS, SVG, and other computing applications to represent colours.
Cropping: click on the image you want to change, then click the Crop image button. Corners will appear on your image: drag the edges to remove the bits you don’t want. When you click off the picture, it will be cropped.
Transparency: To remove a solid colour from an image, first click on the image. Next, click the Set Transparent Colour button and click the area of the image to be transparent. This is great to remove the white background from a logo or other image on brown kraft, neon or other coloured Avery products. You can also make an entire image transparent or opaque by selecting the image and using the Transparency slider. This is great for making text show over the image, which might require using the Object List to arrange the layers of your project (see above).
You can increase or decrease the size of an image by clicking and dragging on the circles on the border of the image. Move the image around by clicking on the image, then hovering on the edge until the four arrow icon appears. You can then click and drag the image to move it. You can rotate an image using the blue circular button at the top of the image.

Image Tool - Design & Print

To move an image, click on the image to select it.  Then hover your cursor over the edge of image until the four arrows appear, and click and drag it to where you want it.  You can also click on the image to select it and then use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move it up, down or to either side.  Hold down the shift key while you click on an arrow key to make smaller moves.  To resize an image, click on the corner and drag to stretch.

Remember! You can use the Undo button to reverse any changes you don’t like!

When you’re happy with your design, click Save, then Preview & Print to continue.

The term "Mail Merge" describes a process which takes data from one source and applies it to another. By using Mail Merge you can rearrange information into a new format using fields taken from a database at the touch of a few buttons. Importing data is great for address labels, invitations, personalized meeting materials or party bags, and name tags or name badges.   

Start by clicking the Import Data button on the left of the Customize screen. The left panel opens up with an option to watch a See How video or to get started by clicking Import Data.

Mail Merge - Import - Design & Print

First, select to Browse for file on your computer to open a spreadsheet you’ve previously saved on your computer. You can use xls, xlsx or csv files. If you use Google Drive, you can download your spreadsheet either as an xls or csv file. Most spreadsheet software programs have an option to save as a csv file.
Example of a Microsoft® Excel® Spreadsheet:

Mail Merge - Import - Design & Print

Each column represents a merge field. Each row represents one address.

Microsoft Excel workbooks that contain a single spreadsheet are the easiest to import. However, your workbooks may contain two or more spreadsheets. Spreadsheets in a workbook are reordered alphabetically when uploaded. Regardless of the tab order, the tab name that is first alphabetically is used. You can re-name a tab to make it the one that’s used.

Next you’ll see your data in the Confirm List window. You can uncheck any columns or rows you don’t want to appear. If your list has a header row, un-check the first row so you don’t print a label with your header information on it.
Mail Merge - Import - Design & Print

If everything looks right, click the green Next button at the bottom of the window. If you want to go back and select a different list or edit your list, click Back.

Next you need to arrange the fields that you want to put onto your project.
Mail Merge - Import - Design & Print

Each item on the left in the Available Fields area corresponds to a column of data in your spreadsheet. These field names are actually the column headings shown in the previous screen.

Note: Merge fields are not automatically assigned. You will need to insert and arrange the field names.

Select each of the items from the left and drag it to the Arrange fields area. (You can also double-click.)

Add spaces and commas where needed, or use the Enter key to create a new line.

When you are finished inserting the field names, click Next.

Next, an information screen will appear explaining what you can do next:
Mail Merge - Import - Design & Print

Click Finish and you can edit your data on the Customize screen.

Save and Open

You can save your project at any time using the Save button at the top of the Customize and Preview & Print screens.

Select My Account to save the project within Design & Print . Projects saved in Avery Accounts can be accessed from any computer with internet access. You just need to log on to your account. You will be prompted to Sign In with an email address and password.

Select My Computer to save the project to your computer. Projects will save as a .avery file and can only be opened using Design & Print Online or our Desktop app.

To open a previously saved project, just click the Open button on the Customize screen.

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