1. What’s the difference between a colour laser label and a laser label?

    Colour laser labels have been developed specifically for use in a colour laser printer. The label material, backing sheet and adhesive have been developed to ensure safe passage of the label through the multiple fixing stations of a colour laser printer (red, blue, yellow and black). Standard laser labels are designed for use in black and white laser printers.

  2. General hints Inkjet

    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. - For easier feeding in most printers, place label sheets in the paper tray on top of 25 sheets of plain paper. - 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 ink jet labels can be passed through an ink jet printer only once; the tight paper path of an ink jet 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. Avery’s guarantee of jam-free performance extends only to sheets of labels that have been fed through an ink jet printer a single time. - Only labels designed for an ink jet printer should be used with ink jet printers. Manual, copier, and laser labels will not feed through consistently and may damage ink jet 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, vinyl, and lamé.

  3. General hints Laser

    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 ink jet 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. - Avery Fluorescent and Pastel Color Laser Labels are not recommended for ink jet 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, vinyl, and lamé.

  4. How can I optimise my print results on my colour laser printer?

    For optimum performance please go 'print' then 'options' then highlight 'paper'. Where it says 'type' please change that to 'thick'

  5. Can I print a few labels and save the label sheet for future printing?

    Avery recommends that you don't feed a sheet of labels through a laser or inkjet printer once labels have been removed. (Our guarantee of Jam Free performance extends only to a sheet of labels that has been though a laser printer a single time.) The heat and tight paper path of a laser printer and the friction in an inkjet printer can cause the label to jam or peel off inside the printer, resulting in printer damage. For printing fewer labels, we recommend Avery Print or Write Labels. These labels come in a smaller sheet, with fewer labels per page.

  6. Can I print a laser printer product with an inkjet printer or an inkjet product with a laser printer?

    No, laser products should be printed through a laser printer, and inkjet products through an inkjet printer. By using a product with the incorrect printer you will compromise the printing results and risk serious damage to your printer.

  7. Print Alignment is wrong

    If your printer is a Multi Function Device (Printer, Scanner, Copier, Fax) try printing your label document to a plain piece of paper and hold it up behind the labels. The Print Alignment is wrong on labels and wrong on paper. This type of problem is as a result of a component inside the printer that detects the edge of the paper and would normally mean your printer is incompatible with Avery Labels. If however the alignment is consistent e.g. 10mm too high every time you can usually edit your label document to correct the problems. If for example you are using Word you can use the ‘Ruler’ down the left hand side of your Word document to move the Label Template down the page. To do this simply place your pointer over the ‘Top Margin’ line on the ‘Ruler’. Click and drag the ‘Top Margin’ down 10mm. (For smooth movement you can hold down the ‘Alt’ key on your keyboard whilst you click and drag.) If you are using Avery DesignPro you can move your design down by selecting the ‘Edit’ menu clicking ‘Select All’ then simply click and drag your design in the desired direction.

  8. Can I print to the edge on Avery labels?

    Yes you certainly can. This is called full bleed printing. However, you should consider that for layouts where one label touches the adjacent label it might be easy for the text or image to print slightly below or above the label edge. In that case we would recommend for example avoid having text or images too close to the label edges.

  9. My printout is reduced to less than 100%

    Some printers ( for example Epson printers ) have a ‘Reduce /Enlarge’ facility that defaults to 94% or 97% (instead of 100%). To set this to 100% click the ‘Layout’ tab and in the ‘Reduce/Enlarge’ section select ‘Custom’ you should then be able to change the scaling to 100%.

  10. The toner does not stick on the label. Why is that?

    This is because the labels are feeding too fast through the printer and not heating the toner enough to adhere to the labels. Please check your printer driver settings. For labels and thick paper you should always use printer driver settings for labels, cardboard, thick material or similar. Heating up the printer a little before printing labels will also assist. This can be done by printing other documents before printing your labels.