Frequently Asked Questions
Which image formats can I upload?
You can upload JPG, JPEG, GIF and PNG formats. You can also upload PDF files.
Can I upload images in CMYK?
Yes. Our design software accepts both RGB and CMYK formats.
What is the maximum file size I can upload?
The maximum file that you can upload is 15MB.
What resolution do my images need to be?
To get a good best end result, the minimum image resolution is 300 DPI.
Is it possible to save my designs?
Yes. After creating your account, you can save your designs and view, edit and re-order them at any time in My Designs.
What do I have to pay particular attention to when designing?
Please pay attention to:
- Correct spelling of your texts
- Sharp display of your images (300 dpi recommended & CMYK colour space)
- Optimal readability of all content
- Filling the overprint area for borderless printing (area between label and dashed line)
What are additional design considerations when creating clear and kraft brown labels?
There are currently two materials that you need to take care with when designing:
- Clear film
- Kraft Brown paper
When designing online, you can either upload a PDF / image (jpg or png) or use a template.
If you have chosen the transparent film, the designer will display a gray and white checkerboard pattern as the background which represents the transparent background of the label.
If you upload a PDF or logo with a white or coloured background, the checkerboard pattern is covered. As soon as the checkerboard pattern is no longer visible, this area is printed and the transparency is no longer given. In order to only print certain areas, you have to update your files with a transparent background in an image editing program. Image formats such as png or PDF are suitable for this.
To remove an existing background, you will need to edit your file to remove it and save it in PNG format. You can try this free site www.remove.bg Note: Files ending with .jpg are NOT suitable for printing transparent labels.
As soon as the chessboard is visible in the background after you have uploaded the files, you have a clear / transparent background for your labels.
With transparent labels, you always have to pay attention to the background on which the labels are applied, as the background shines through.
For example, if you apply transparent labels with black writing on a red wine bottle, the background of the red wine bottle shines through so strongly that you can no longer read the writing.
Kraft Brown paper
If you have chosen the kraft paper, the designer will display a kraft-coloured (natural brown) pattern as the background and represent the kraft paper material.
If you upload a PDF or logo with a white or coloured background and put the image over the label, the kraft paper background will be covered. However, please keep in mind that your design will be printed on a brownish material.
If your design contains white text elements, you must create white as the special colour opaque white.
White printing is included and at no additional cost.
How do I ensure that the colour of the printed product is what I'm expecting?
We do everything we can to get an accurate colour match based on your uploaded images. If you have specific colour needs, we suggest that you order one product as a test before placing the entire order. Our Terms and Conditions have more details regarding layout and colour accuracy.
Can I use my own logo, designs and photos?
Of course! The easiest way to upload your images or artwork directly to Avery WePrint, and use our online layouts and tools to crop, position and rotate them.
What are bleed, trim and safe area?
These sound like technical terms, but are actually quite simple and useful to know when getting your design ready to print.
This is the portion of your design that will be trimmed off when the card is cut to the final size. Its purpose is to make sure your design or image reaches to the very edges of the cards, leaving no unsightly white edges. We allow for a 2mm bleed area on all our products.
This is the final size of your cards, after the "bleed" has been cut off.
This is an area inside the "Trim". Being smaller than your final card, the safe area is kept well away from blades and cutting machines, and so this is where you should place your most information or sections of your design. Anything outside of this area runs a risk of being cut off!
Can I print white ink onto my clear or kraft brown labels?
Yes you can! Any white areas of your image including backgrounds will be printed as white.
Can I upload a PDF of my design?
Yes. When you have chosen your product, go into the designer. You can upload your designs easily via "My PDFs". To make it even easier, we place the PDF onto the product for you! Your PDF is also saved in the designer for later use. Please include a 2mm bleed to your artwork for PDF.
I currently use Design & Print online for my Avery projects but would like to transfer my designs to Avery WePrint™ and get them printed. Can I do this?
At this stage, you will need to recreate your designs in Avery WePrint™ as Design & Print online is a separate software from Avery WePrint™. However, we endeavour to continually improve the consumer experience using our software so this will be an area we will investigate in the future.
Why are most of the design options missing when I try designing on my mobile device?
The Avery WePrint editor is optimised for desktop use which allows it to be incredibly feature packed and accessible. Due to constraints such as limited screen size, the mobile version allows you to upload print ready images but does not feature the same level of editing functionality. For the optimal Avery WePrint experience we recommend using the desktop version where possible.