Frequently Asked Questions
What is Avery Design and Print?
Avery Design & Print is a free piece of software that helps you design and print onto your Avery products. It is available online, as a downloadable desktop application and also as a app for your tablet. Find out more here
What Software do I need to use Avery Design & Print
Avery Design and Print is an online application and does not require and specific software or tools to run. When you are ready to print, Design & Print generates a PDF of your design. We strongly recommend that you use Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the PDF of your design, rather than your Internet Browser’s internal PDF reader.
You can download it for free here: https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
Help! My print is not aligning!
First check the following:
Your printer is set to A4 not US Letter Size.
Your PDF is showing “Print to Actual Size” and not “Fit to page”
Are you printing from Adobe Acrobat reader or from your Internet Browser’s own PDF viewer? We always recommend printing from Adobe Reader, as it provides the most consistent results. You can download it for free here: https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
To read more about specific browser settings click here
How do I print from Avery Design & Print
When you have finished formatting your design, click the green Preview & Print button, use the Step 4 tab or the Print button at the top of the Customise screen.
Please note: Be sure to use only Avery branded products for guaranteed results.
Important: Avery Design & Print automatically converts any label design you create to PDF format for optimum print results. However, different browsers perform this conversion differently. We always recommend to override any Browser’s inbuilt PDF generator and only open your project’s PDF using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Read more about this here.
Click Print when you’re ready and then click to open a PDF. Be sure to change your printer settings inside the Print window under Properties to Labels or Heavyweight or Cardstock and be sure the alignment guides are snug against the product. This will help your printer feed special products more accurately. Always check you have selected “A4” paper (not US letter size) and that you print “Actual size” (not “Fit to page”).
Can I add my own images in Avery Design & Print
Yes! And you have several choices as to where you select images from:
Your Computer: Click the Browse for File button to browse your computer to find the image you want to use. Note: ai, bmp, eps, jpg, jpeg, pdf, png, psd and tiff files are all supported.
From Avery Gallery: There are lots of free clipart images to choose from our Avery Gallery. Use the categories on the left to find the right type of image for your project.
From Facebook, Instagram, Flickr or Google Photos: Log in to your social media accounts and select your favourite photos.
Can I save my template design and edit it later?
Yes, you can save your template and reopen and edit it later in Avery Design & Print.
You can save your project at any time using the Save button at the top of the Customise and Preview & Print screens.
Select Avery 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, or register.
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 Customise screen.
Read more about this topic here
I like my Design! Can I use it on other products?
Avery 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. To apply your design to another product, click the blue Apply Design to Another Product button. For example, if you are organising a branded event, creating your business’s stationery or just want to use one of your favourite designs on other Avery products, you can easily apply the designs using this feature.
Read more about this feature here.
How can I change my Design & Print password?
You can manage your Avery Design and Print account from the Home Page of the software.
Forgotten password: If you have forgotten your password, click “Sign in” and choose “I forgot my password”.
If you have recently update your email account and need to move your projects to your new address, please contact [email protected] with your details and we can arrange for this to happen.
How do I find an Avery Design & Print Online project that I've saved?
Open Design & Print online and click on the Open button. You can then open a project from your account or navigate to where you have saved your .avery files on your computer.
I cannot find my Template Design
If you cannot find where your Design & Print design has gone once your press print or save, first check your computer’s Downloads folder. This is where items taken from the Internet will appear on your computer. You may find all kinds of lost files there!
Avery PDFs will be called Preview. You can search from them by Date to find your latest download. Simply click the word Date on the date column to sort files into date order.
Tip: If you plan on using the template frequently, you might want to save it to your desktop or move it to another folder that can be easily accessed. You can also rename your file to something that’s easier to remember.
Opening DesignPro files in Avery Design & Print?
If you are a previous DesignPro user, you can still open your .zdl projects within our previous version of Avery Design and Print. Here’s how:
Choose the Open a Saved Project tab and click at the bottom of the screen to Load Project. Browse for your DesignPro PC .zdl file or your DesignPro Mac .avery file on your computer and click Open. Once your project opens, you can then customise your design.
Save or Print your project using Avery Design & Print. If you save your project to a free MyAvery account, you can access your projects from any computer or tablet while online.
- please use this version of Design & Print only
- Some projects will not transfer completely. Data that was imported into a DesignPro project (such as a mail merge) will not carry over to Avery Design & Print. The layout for your project should transfer and then you can use the easy drag-and-drop mail merge in Avery Design & Print Online to import your data.
- Images from the DesignPro clip art gallery may not import, but you can choose a new image from the extensive gallery in Avery Design & Print.
- Serial barcodes and Date/Time stamps will not import, and will need to be re-created. Barcodes that are not supported by Avery Design & Print will not import, but you will be able to generate QR Codes with Avery Design & Print.
How can I change my Design & Print account email?
If you need to update the email address with which you log into your Design & Print account, please send an email to [email protected] with your old email address and the address you would like to change to.
We can then arrange to transfer all your saved projects to your new account login.
How can I perform Mail Merge on a Tablet?
1. Be sure your spreadsheet is in iCloud Drive or Google Drive
2. Click on Import Data / Mail Merge in the Design & Print Customise Screen
3. Choose Browse for File
4. On an iPad, find your spreadsheet in iCloud Drive.
On a Samsung Tablet, choose Documents and then find your spreadsheet in Google Drive
6. Confirm your list and deselect the top row if it had column titles and click Next
7. On the Arrange Fields screen double-tap each field, then tap out of the keyboard to minimize it, click Next when finished
TIP: If you make any mistakes when arranging fields, press on the screen for a second and the keyboard will reappear, Backspace to delete all the fields and start over
8. Click Finish and data will be merged. Now you can edit your font type, styles etc.
9. When happy with your labels, click Preview & Print, and the green Print Now. Click to Open the PDF and then click on the square icon with an arrow pointing up located in the top right corner to see options for printing