Top positive review
Easy to use once you have a template
Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2015
I found these labels to be pretty straightforward to use and they seem like they will hold up to extended use. The first thing you need to do is get software to print with. You'll have varying results depending on what you choose but I want with Open Office because I already had it installed. To get a template I searched Google for "Avery 8692 template" and it was the first result. The only issue I had was that I couldn't get it to print the side labels, but that is that fault of my software; not the labels. Go ahead and download the DesignPro software. I'd imagine it works well as Avery recommends it. I have a laser printer and while these are labeled for ink-jet, they worked just fine.
Each sheet has two CD labels and four case side labels. These side labels fit perfectly on the side of your average commercial CD case, not the thin ones. I found that the best way to apply any of them was to start in the middle. For the actual CD label, I grabbed opposite edges and pushed them slightly together so the center would be lower. I then placed it just off the surface of the CD until the inside edge of the label lined up with the inside edge of the image already on the disc and softly set it down. I pretty much let it go at that point and it started to fall into place. Then I gave it a quick rub from the inside to the outside and was finished.
The surface of the labels is ever so slightly smoother than your average printer paper. Nothing close to glossy though, you'll never see any glare. For those of you wondering about how well the adhesive will hold up; you have nothing to worry about. I ruined my first set of labels when I peeled off the first one and then promptly dropped it 3 inches onto the other one. I tried to slowly peel it off but it already had a good hold. For round two I held on better and once I laid the label on the disc, a quick run over with my fingers inspired confidence that it wouldn't be coming off any time soon.
Avery has been making office products for many years and it shows in this product. I can think of no con to this. The labels were exactly as described, worked great, and make me what to see what else they have that I could use. Would recommend.