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We love this printer! Almost everything project you see on the YayDay Paper co. site and Instagram has been created with this printer. It was designed for crafters! 

What we love: 

  • Prints borderless: 12×12
  • Prints up to 11×17
  • Accepts a wide variety of thick material including the Red River 96lb. Photo Gloss Cardstock – the thickest glossy cardstock on the market!
  • 5-Color Individual Ink Tank System so you get vibrant prints and since the ink doesn’t run out all at once you just replace the ink tank that runs out. 

What we don’t love:

  • If you print a lot of YayDay Paper Co. prints, Genuine Canon Ink can get pricey.
  • The printer is fairly large, so it may not work in tiny spaces


Even though this printer can’t print 12×12” borderless, it can do everything else AND this Canon Printer is eligible for the Canon PIXMA Print Plan Ink Subscription!

What we love: 

  • Since this printer is eligible for the Canon PIXMA Print Plan you get all the quality of Canon prints while saving tons on ink! Pay a low monthly fee and print as much as you want!
  • Rear tray allows for printing on thicker materials including the Red River 96lb. Photo Gloss Cardstock – the thickest glossy cardstock on the market!
  • Available in two colors: black and white

What we don’t love:

  • There’s really not much to dislike about this affordable printer option!
  • No 12×12 prints with this printer, so you are limited there.


HP Instant Ink is a huge help with the cost of ink! With this HP printer you can save on ink while still enjoying all your favorite YayDay Paper Co. prints.

What we love: 

  • Borderless A5 printing! This is the only printer on our recommendation list that offers borderless A5 printing which is awesome for planner lovers!
  • This printer is an HP Instant Ink printer which means you can get ink whenver you need for a low monthly subscription price.
  • This printer allows you to print on most printable materials. Check out our comparison chart to see what it can and can’t do.

What we don’t love: 

  • At less than $100, this is a fairly affordable printer.
  • Printing was slightly streaky and pixelated on some printable materials but not terribly noticeable from a distance. Also, when using the “Best” setting for Print Quality, the final project was very bright and clear.


Incredibly affordable and prints beautifully!

What we love:

  • Compact size and lightweight makes this great for small space living
  • This printer allows you to print on most printable materials. Check out our comparison chart to see what it can and can’t do.
  • This printer is very affordable.
  • Even at an affordable price point, this printer can still handle the heftiest of cardstocks!

What we don’t love: 

  • No letter-sized borderless printing.
  • When compared to the other Canon printers on our recommendation list, the colors from this printer can be a bit dull. However, if you didn’t have another printer to compare it with, you’d never know the difference! The prints are still very colorful and smooth.

Cricut Explore Air 2/Cricut Maker

The Ultimate cutting machine that crafters love! If you love your Cricut get ready to create even more beautiful things with it!

What we love:

  • Print your favorite YayDay patterned paper onto printable vinyl and iron-on, then use your Cricut to cut it out! Now you’ve created your very own patterned vinyl and iron-on! 
  • Print your favorite YayDay patterned paper onto printable fabric then use the Cricut Maker Rotary blade to cut out your fabric project.
  • The Print then Cut feature on the Cricut Explore Air and Cricut Maker means you allows you to cut out your YayDay stickers easily!

What we don’t love:

  • The Print Then Cut feature for Cricut isn’t as robust as we’d like.

Silhouette Portrait 3

When it comes to printing and cutting the Silhouette Portait is our hands-down fave!

What we love:

  • The Silhouette Studio software offers lots of options for customizing your cuts
  • The AutoBlade tool in the Silhouette Portrait is able to self-adjust in the middle of a project which is amazing for making sticker sheets
  • The compact size is amazing for small spaces!
  • The Silhouette Portrait 3 features matless cutting! This means you can cut out your YayDay stickers and washi without having to use a mat!

What we don’t love: 

  • Silhouette Design Studio takes some practice to get comfortable. Luckily, we have videos covering the basics. 
  • The Silhouette Portrait is pretty loud when it cuts, so don’t start cutting while you’re on a business call!


Photo Matte Paper

Great for printing pattern papers, greeting cards, craft projects. Vibrant colors every time!

12×12 Photo Matte Double Sided

 Create your own double-sided patterned papers! This paper is made to work with the Canon TS9521C printer.

Hammermill Printer Paper

Great for planner prints! This lightweight paper is smooth and great to write on. It works great with our to-do list prints and other prints you’ll be putting in your planner. It’s thick enough to avoid bleed-through when you write on it.

Red River Polar White 88lb

The heaviest matte photo stock on  the market. Makes amazing cards that look professional. This stock is VERY thick and may not work with your printer. We’ve had success using this stock with both recommended Canon printers.

Red River Polar White 60lb

Lighter-weight than that 88lb cardstock. Smooth and great for greeting cards.

Red River 32lb Glossy

Perfect for making professional looking treat bags! The paper is lightweight but the glossy finish gives a great professional look.

Pre-Cut A5 Paper

If you have an A5 planner you can print directly on this A5 paper for your planner inserts! All of our recommended printers will print on A5 paper. Only the HP Photo Envy 7155 will print borderless A5.

Koala Double Sided Matte Cardstock

This 66lb cardstock prints beautiful bright colors and is super affordable! Use these for all your 3D printable projects, greeting cards, bookmarks or anything you want to be more durable.

Red River Paper 26lb Photo Matte Paper

This thin paper feels like plain copy paper but has a special coating that gives you bright colors in your prints. Use this for everyday printables that you want to stand out like to-do lists, flyers, framed wall art, journaling cards and more!

Koala 36lb Glossy

Thin enough for treat bags but the glossy finish results in brilliant colors. Like other Koala brand papers, this is extremely affordable! 


Silhouette Printable Glitter Paper

Make your own glitter stickers! This paper is designed to be used with Silhouette cutting machines and havs space on the corners for registration marks.

Silhouette Holographic Sticker Paper

Let’s revive the 80’s with holographic stickers that you can make at home! Print your YayDay Paper Co. sticker sheets on to this awesome paper and create stickers that truly shine!

Online Labels Weatherproof Matte

This is our GO-TO sticker paper and it’s a must for your planner! The smooth finish is easy to write on and it cuts beautifully. Use the Online Labels Cut Settings guide for instructions on how to cut with your machine.

Online Labels Clear Matte Inkjet

Our YayDay Paper Co. sticker sheets look great when printed on clear sticker paper. After lots of testing, we’ve found that this one works best with inkjet printers!

Colorfast Printable Cotton Fabric 8.5×11

Yep! You can print your own fabric and this brand is our favorite! The fabric feels a bit stiffer than typically cotton fabric on the bolt, but it’s durable and great for small sewing projects!

Silhouette Printable Magnet Paper

Need to make a custom chore chart or fun magnets for your kids? Print onto magnet paper and have some fun!

Printable Cotton Fabric 11×17

Want to make larger sewing projects. Print onto this 11×17” fabric and you can create projects like make up bags, lunch boxes, sunglass cases, fanny packs and more!

Printable Shrink Plastic

Charms and keychains and pendants, oh my! Your YayDay Paper Co. prints can transform into adorable charms with this awesome material. Watch HERE to see a tutorial on how it’s done.

Printable Iron On Material

Make your own patterned iron-on material! You can print our XL Sticker Sheets onto iron-on material, cut them out and use the images on a tote bag or backpack!

Expressions Printable Vinyl

This printable vinyl is the best! It comes with several adhesive laminate sheets that can be used to make your vinyl more durable. It’s perfect for turning your YayDay Paper Co. sticker sheets into water bottle decorations!

Silhouette Printable Tattoo Paper

Yes. You can make your own temporary tattoos! Keep this stuff on hand for a rainy day when the kids need to be entertained. Print out some YayDay Paper Co. designs and let them have fun!

Silhouette Printable Window Cling

Another great rainy day activity…also great for classroom decor! (hey, teachers!) Print directly onto the window cling and cut out by hand or with your Silhouette Portrait.

Polyester Paper

This specialty paper can be cut and folded but is otherwise nearly indestructible! It cannot be ripped or torn making it super durable and great for planner covers. Once laminated, it is very durable and resists splitting. Please note, this paper can ONLY be printed on a laser printer. We’ve had success using the Canon Color Image Class LBP622Cdw

Holographic Vinyl Overlay

Add a holographic finish to any one of your YayDay stickers with this holographic overlay. Watch THIS quick video to see this cool product in action!

Printable Glitter Cardstock

Yes! It’s glitter and you can print on it! This paper has sparkle and is the perfect pairing with your printable YayDay patterned paper.