Thursday, 5 March 2015

Label Planet: FAQ – Which Avery* Code Do I Use?

The Never Ending List of Avery* Codes:
If you’ve ever wandered into the list of built in Avery* templates in Word (or similar software) you’ll be familiar with the sinking feeling of scrolling through endless codes not really knowing when – or if – you’ll find the one you need.

The first thing you need to know is that many of these templates are actually the same and that most label sizes and layouts have at least two compatible Avery* codes, while others may have over twenty different Avery* codes that you COULD use to find a compatible template.

The confusion arises because Avery* uses individual codes as both a “Product Code” and a “Software Code” (i.e. the one you use to find a template).

Where a Software Code simply refers to the size and layout of a set of labels (and the template that fits these measurements), a Product Code indicates much, much more, including the material(s) the labels are made of, their printer compatibility, and the “type” of label product they are.

Instead of having one software code that matches all of the different products that share a particular label size and layout, Avery* includes all of the product codes as software codes – which is why there is such a long list of codes to choose from.

For Example:
Take our product LP40/45; this code refers to a product with 40 labels per sheet, each measuring 45.7mm wide by 25.4mm high. You may have noticed that we list SIX Avery* codes that are compatible with this particular product size and layout.

All six of these Avery* codes produce exactly the same template; the difference between them is the materials used to make the labels, their printer compatibility, and the “type” of label they are.

Avery* CodeMaterialPrinter CompatibilityLabel “Type”
J8654*Paper (for inkjet)InkjetMailing
L6140*Triple Bond extra permanentB/W LaserID
L6145*NoPeel permanentB/W LaserID
L7654*Paper (for laser)LaserMailing
L7781*Crystal ClearLaserID

If you were to purchase any one of these products from Avery*, you would be able to use any one of these codes to create a compatible template; just as you can use ANY of these codes to create a compatible template if you purchase OUR label product LP40/45.

To help our customers avoid confusion, we’ve created a table listing all of the products we supply that DO have compatible Avery* codes, along with those Avery* codes for our customers to use.

*Avery and Avery product references are the trade marks of the Avery Dennison Group. Label Planet Ltd products are not made or endorsed by the Avery Dennison Group.

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