Supplies you may need for printing

If you’re not setup to print many signs either at home or at work, we’ve compiled a list of the supplies you’ll generally need. The below links will take you to Amazon, where you can see our recommended product. (Disclaimer: we will earn a small commission if you do purchase through one of our links).

Laser Printer

A good quality laser printer is required to print the signs. I have used Brother and HP brands of printers for many years, and found them to be very durable, long lasting, and high quality.

If you’re printing only in black and white, I would recommend the Brother Compact Monochrome Laser Printer, it’s very well priced and reliable. If you’re thinking of printing color signs, then the HP DeskJet Plus 4155 is a good choice.


You may want to invest in some good quality cardstock to print the signs on. The Neenah Premium Cardstock comes in US Letter size with 176 gsm thickness, perfect for durable signs. You may of course also print the signs on less thick cardstock, or use regular printer paper, such as Hammerhill Premium Inkjet & Laser paper.

Thermal Laminator

To ensure that printed signs last longer, I recommend a laminator. The Scotch Thermal Laminator features 2 rollers for a professional finish and is very easy and inexpensive to use.

Laminating Pouches

You will also need thermal laminating pouches. I recommend sticking with the Scotch brand and choosing these Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches that come in packs of 100.

Adhesive Sheets

You may of course prefer not to thermal laminate the signs. In that case, it is sufficient to enclose them in self sealing sheets, such as these Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets.

Adhesive and Tape

To affix the signs to a wall or other surface, you may consider using double sided tape, such as this Scotch Double Sided Tape. You can also fix the signs to the wall with Loctite Mounting Putty or Blu-Tack.


In some situations, you may want to mount the printed signs inside a frame, either to display the sign on a table or counter, or mount on the wall in a conference room or office. There are thin border black frames and thick border black frames that may be suitable to your needs. In this case you’ll need some picture mounting hooks.