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Avery Silver Foil Mailing Labels for Inkjet Printers, 3/4" x 2-1/4", Pack of 300 (8986)

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Color: Silver

These Silver Foil Mailing Labels are the office equivalent to putting on a sharp suit or formal gown—they make you look your best. Create elegant, decorative labels for invitations or addresses with easy-to-use free templates on avery.com. Then print from

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Color:Silver

Technical Details

Brand Name Avery
Item Weight 7.2 ounces
Product Dimensions 12 x 9.4 x 0.1 inches
Item model number 8986
Color Silver
Material Type cast-iron
Number of Items 1
Sheet Size 3/4" x 2 1/4"
Manufacturer Part Number 8986

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ASIN B00007FGS4
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4.3 out of 5 stars 136 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #24,476 in Office Products (See top 100)
#99 in Office Products > Office Supplies > Labels, Indexes & Stamps > Labels & Stickers > Address Labels
Shipping Weight 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available July 7, 2004

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Free Avery Design & Print

Design online with your PC or Mac—no download required.

Avery makes it easy for you to customize and print your labels from almost any computer or tablet. Just enter your product number, select a template, personalize and print. It's that easy. Go to Avery website to get started.

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The Avery Family of Labels White Addressing White Shipping Clear Weatherproof Unique Shapes & Colors Repositionable
Great for high-volume mailing projects with Easy Peel and Pop-Up-Edge technology. Making your mailings fast and efficient. Avery offers bright, white labels with TrueBlock technology, guaranteed to completely cover up everything underneath. You'll give your packages a sharp, professional appearance even when reusing boxes, large envelopes and mailing tubes. They are also ideal for Internet shipping labels. When addressing or shipping envelopes for special occasions such as weddings, holidays, presentations, new client proposals, events etc, Avery Clear Easy Peel address labels provide you with a professional finish. These weatherproof labels stand up to tough weather and temperature conditions, stick firmly, repel water and moisture, and resist scuffs, tears and smudges. Labels are ideal for priority messages, color coding, warning labels or anytime you need to make a bold statement. Avery Repositionable Labels with Re-hesive technology allow labels to be removed and reapplied without damaging the label or envelope. Labels become permanent over time and are guaranteed not to fall off.
The Avery Family of Labels Green Brown Kraft Branding, Merchandising & Promoting Home Organization Identification Filing
Labels are made of 100% recycled material and processed chlorine free. Count on the same high-quality Avery label while leaving a smaller footprint. Labels cover up existing markings, and the color blends with cardboard so you can reuse old boxes and create a seamless appearance. Ideal for branding products, brochures and mail pieces. Print-to-the-edge feature lets you create a custom look to showcase your product, logo or company. Ideal for organizing and labeling household products or equipment. Ideal for identifying ownership on products, equipment, or places for items. Ideal for organizing your file folders, documents, and binders.

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Color: Gold Verified Purchase
These labels work great; I used them with Adobe Illustrator (and the online templates therefor) and had no problems. However, there is a regular 8.5x11 piece of paper in the box with the labels with "label outlines" to use as a test, and, for whatever reason, THAT did not conform well to the template. So when I did a trial run it was rather disappointing, but I just said, "Screw it." And printed a (partial) sheet of labels, which came out perfect. Not sure why the trivial components of the package would be the least well implemented, but be warned. That said, the final product was great.

You'll also want to use bold text on these, since the bold labels I made look MUCH better and are MUCH more readable than the more stylized, thin fonts I tried out.
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Color: Gold Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
These are very reminiscent of personalized quality labels available through mail-order. I was really excited to try them and was expecting professional results, as is the case with most Avery labels.

Unfortunately, the instructions inside the packaging (the outer packaging does not declare this) reveal that these generally won't work with black ink. The instruction sheet makes such declarations for various printers as: "Use color ink cartridge only." "Use any color but black." Black ink, which is what my printer has, sits on top of the labels and doesn't soak in. It eventually dries, but the text dries a lot thinner than intended, isn't very legible, scrapes off, and isn't color-fast. For anyone who just uses black ink cartridges, I recommend choosing another Avery label.

Using someone else's quality printer, one with archival and color inks, I printed out sheets using dark blue ink. The ink dried and the results looked professional, but the ink also scraped off, especially in any large print areas (thin printing is more difficult to scrape off), and isn't color-fast. If you have a high-quality color printer and want to use the labels, here are some things I learned from the instructions and through trial and error: Use a dark color, but not the black ink cartridge. Choose fonts and images with thin lines (they seem to be more difficult to chip off). Let the ink dry for a few days prior to use. Finally, if you want added security when shipping, place tape over each finished label.

I have used these for shipping purposes after putting tape over the label, but wouldn't use them as-is when shipping mail or packages, due to the lack of permanence. Non-archival-quality, temporary craft use is a possibility, however, such as to/from gift-wrap labels. They really are pretty labels, but the success of printing on them will depend greatly on each individual printer.
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Color: Silver Verified Purchase
I was afraid the ink would smudge on the foil but it doesn't! My labels turned out beautifully. They look like they were professionally printed.
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Color: Gold Verified Purchase
These labels REALLY look good. The gold tone is perfect and isn't over-shiny and cheap looking. For years I've been using these gold foil labels for different things: for return address labels on Christmas and holiday cards, for information labels on the bottled honey we produce, and for product labels on other products we create.

They are easy to print and the lettering is permanent. I've never had a problem with smudging or the lettering wiping off. Other reviewers have mentioned smudging, but we don't have that problem. We use a Canon inkjet printer and the labels are printed in the evening and used the next day - maybe it's the "dry time" that's important. Either way, we've NEVER had a smudging problem. Also, the Avery-supplied 8987 template is accurate and aligns perfectly and is easy to use.

Physically, they are very permanent. Once they are applied they stay stuck forever and they seem to be waterproof. They've gotten wet with no ill effects.

I've used two other brands of gold foil labels including the house brand from a big-box office store and was disappointed in the quality and the way they printed (the inks didn't adhere to the label very well and smudged) so I was very, very happy to find these Avery labels. I wish I had found them sooner.
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Color: Silver Verified Purchase
First biggest question: Will it work in laser printers?
Answer: They do work in laser printers from my experience using two kinds of laser printers.

I have a CANON MF4890d which is a black ink laser printer/copier. And by the way is the best printer I ever owned hands down. I also have a color laser printer; HP3600n which after 4 years still puts out awesome color prints.

I read a lot of reviews about this and some were not so flattering, mainly focusing on getting the labels just right in your printer so you don't waste any sheets.

My solution was this: First I made lots of extra copies of the enclosed template (they come in handy for test prints)

Then I downloaded a WORD format file of the template from the Avery site. Did you know you can open a WORD document in PUBLISHER (the software I like to use)? But either way the template is a big help.

One issue I recognized others may have is that if you do not make sure your paper is lined up perfectly in your printer it will not feed perfectly. Take the time to align your paper before printing - and again, working with the templates is a big time and foil paper saver.

Not all products are for everyone and the same goes here. If it's going to work out "perfectly" for you, you should be able to work with your software (WORD / PUBLISHER) and know your printer. It's not hard but like all good things takes time and attention to detail. So take your time.

One last thing. I've been a "Desktop Publisher" for many years and the biggest failure I have seen by other people has to do with storage of special papers. These are no different. All papers a sensitive to light, temperature and especially humidity.
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