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Avery DVD Labels Matte White for Ink Jet Printers (8962)
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2010
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I used the labels on dvd's for my indie short.
Very easy to use by printing online at the Avery site. At first I tried to print within Word and in Photo Shop but couldn't get that to work.

I also bought the plastic applicator as I am all thumbs and had nightmares of having dvd's stuck all over my arms and ruining product. The applicator worked fine as well. I found the best price at Amazon. My local stores were more expensive and did not have enough product.

I tested on a blank sheet first to make sure it was hitting correctly on the page. Printed sixty (2 up). They look great.

I used a large sepia picture over a majority of the white label background.

You can also purchase colored labels from specialty shops but I have no experience with their quality and don't believe those are Avery products.

These Avery matte whites came out great.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on March 10, 2011
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Instead of paper, as used for CD labels, this package uses film. Supposedly, it is better for DVDs to preserve longevity. How true that is, I cannot say. I've had success using both kinds of labels on DVDs. However, I use the film type labels for one main reason - the printed results look good, better than the paper labels. This was borne out when a colleague asked me how I created the labels for some DVDs I sent him. He was really impressed with their quality. I only wish these labels were available in photo glossy. The biggest issue is if the labels are not put on correctly, one or two bubbles may occur between the label and the disk surface. Usually you can wipe away the bubble by pressing from the inner side of the disk to the outer side (the same way you clean a CD/DVD). I use Avery's "stamper" to put the labels on and rarely have a problem with bubbles. The stamper also makes sure the label is nicely centered against the disk.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on May 16, 2010
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I bought these labels to put on my DVD discs so I wouldn't have to write on them with a magic marker. One time I was writing on discs and stacking them not realizing the magic marker transfered to the disc above. So I decided to use labels instead. I could only find matte surface for the template I was using so I gave them a try. I use a nice inkjet printer from Canon which prints photos great but on this label it just prints so so, but it was still better than magic marker. After doing about 15 discs I needed to get info from one of the discs so I put it in the computer and started to hear weird noises coming from my DVD player. The disc never was recognized by the computer and I could not get it out. I called Tech Support and they helped me to get it out. The tech said it was not the first time he had to help someone with this problem. I thought it was just the computer so I decided to try the DVD player with a show I recorded from TV and it made noises also but played OK for a while and then stopped. I thought I missed the end of Amazing Race. I took the label off very carefully and the disc played fine. So I took all the labels off my discs and made new ones to put on the slim jewel cases, no sense throwing them away. I now use Lightscribe Discs which I could only get to work on my Mac burning software not not on my PC.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2012
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I've been using these for BD-R discs even though they're designed for DVD. They are clearly superior to the standard paper CD or CD/DVD labels in that they're constructed of a thin film, but the top side is still paper-like and printable. The package suggests using a CD jewel case as an applicator, which seems to be what they were designed for. When using a "stomper" type labeler instead, the hub does seem a bit snug, but still usable. I got a couple of bubbles on one or two, but they were relatively easy to push out to the edge or to the hub with a credit card.

Overall, I like the product, but I do have a couple of suggestions:
First, the current price really seems higher than it should be. While these are good quality labels that are likely made using more expensive materials and processes, I'm sure they couldn't cost nearly this much to produce.
Second, I wish someone would make Blu-Ray labels that cover the whole disk up to the hub, not just to where a CD's hub would be. I'd happily pay this price for those. The BD-R disks I bought actually have a brand logo that extends closer to the hub than these labels cover, which makes the finished product look much less professional.

Update: The price has gone down somewhat in the meantime, so it's a little more reasonable now. These are still about the best I've found for DVDs, and Avery still doesn't seem to make a Blu-ray version so these will do in a pinch for that too, though not ideal.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2009
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These are easy to set up in Microsoft Word. Avery has a template that can be downloaded. Simply print and apply to the DVD.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2010
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Avery labels work the best for CD's and DVD's. Note that the price is lower than retail stores ( Staples, for one) but after shipping its about the same.
Insure that your software points to the proper label code or you will go through several labels before you get the right one. Its sometimes different than the label code on the package.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 21, 2010
To use Avery's DVD film labels is realize that: This company should not be in the label business; DVD film-label technology has simply not advanced far enough for consumer use; design and manufacturing standards fall well short of where they should be; or some combination of the above. To add insult to injury, the price is outrageous, far more than the DVD disk and printer ink required to make a completed DVD. I've applied more paper labels from Avery and Memorex than I care to think about, and these belong back in the R&D department, where someone needs to figure out what went wrong. Even on my Avery brand applicator these labels are such a tight fit that they have to be slowly worked to the base of the centering spindle. Then the inevitable results: label application is accompanied, nearly 100 percent of the time, by bubbles. It is anywhere from difficult to impossible to force them out from under the label. Using a needle to prick the material is an absurd waste of time, suitable perhaps for a user with three or four labels to produce, but infuriating for a professional on a production deadline. We are told (by Avery) that paper labels are unsuitable for DVDs because they can absorb moisture, warping the disk and making it unplayable. I know from experience that at least some paper labels are thick enough to cause binding in tight-tolerance disk players, such as those in laptop computers. Yet the bubbles that occur with these film labels are no better, easily thicker than paper. The solution? Apparently it is ugly, naked disks with inscriptions scribbled by Sharpie. That's unfortunate. (By the way, I don't work for the company, its suppliers, distributors, sellers or others somehow connected. Bet that doesn't surprise you.) -- Thomas Ryll, Vancouver, Wash. [...].
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2012
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Well it is a couple months since I placed my order & now realize my package only came with 10 sheets, 20 labels total. How do I know this? I purchased them specifically to use for my 2011 family photo/video back-up DVD's. For the first 3 months I had a total of 21 DVDs and I only had enough labels for 20. I was doing this right at Christmas and thought I ran out earlier than I expected, but in the chaos of the holidays I put the project aside & didn't give it a second thought. I finally got some time to devote to the project again and was debating about what labels to purchase and looking at my receipt & this product, only now realized that I only received 20 labels. First time something like this has happened to me on Amazon, but it is too late for anything to be done and I have no proof. Live & learn.

The product itself I really liked, though. Labels printed nicely & were very easy to apply to the DVDs without using any applicator. Other labels I've purchased curled and were difficult to apply to the DVDs correctly.

****Update****

After looking at the picture of the item & the item description there is a discrepancy. In the Technical Details it states "40 CD labels and 80 jewel case spine labels" when in fact it is only 20 CD labels and 40 jewel case spine labels.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 13, 2013
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I ordered these in order to create labels for wedding photo CDs and DVDs that I had planned to give to family and friends. I had seen that there were templates for InDesign and Word that I could use to design my own labels, rather than use the generic clip art designs on the Avery website. Unfortunately, the Word and InDesign templates totally don't work. The dimensions are completely off. I contacted Avery for help, and they said that I should just create them through their website. Unfortunately, the graphics tools on the website are really rudimentary and they have no fonts at all, and I really wanted these to look nice. I wound up using half of the labels just as guinea pigs while tinkering with the settings before I finally got it to work, and now will have to purchase more labels to actually create the finished product. I guess that's Avery's little game to increase sales! In the future, I would not buy an Avery product, and I would very much recommend against using these if you want to create your own design rather than use the stock designs on the Avery website.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2010
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These labels are great! They're the only ones that I ever use! Professional results every time...A++++
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