Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to print my labels?

We recommend using our free template software Avery Design & Print to print your Avery printable products.  It includes thousands of inspiring template designs and creative tools.

We also offer downloadable Microsoft® Word Templates for all of our printable products. Click here and then enter your product’s software code

You can learn more about all our Software here

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 optimised 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.
  • Printer settings. When you click Print, look in the Properties options in the print dialog box. Ensure you are printing to A4 paper (non US Letter size).
    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.

How do I set up my printer to print on labels or card sheets?

You may need to change your printer settings to accommodate your label or card sheets. For best results, we recommend adjusting your printer settings (or printer properties) for Paper Type or Media to Labels or Cards. To optimize print quality, you can also change it in your printer settings from Normal to Best.

Tip: Some printers perform better when you feed one sheet at a time through the manual feed tray.

What is the shelf life of your labels?

This can vary greatly depending on the environmental conditions they have been exposed to (e.g. heat, humidity etc). To achieve optimal results we recommend you use products that have been stored under normal conditions* and have been on shelf no longer than approximately 2 years. Life span of a label once applied is much different and again, depending on the environmental conditions and the specific label type, can be up to 10-15 years and above.

* Store the labels at room temperature in the original packaging. Avoid strong climate variations and high air humidity.