Hand Washing Signs


  • Display clear hand hygiene guidelines for everyone’s health
  • Show where employees can wash their hands before work
  • Print in a variety of sizes & durable materials

Clear and Clean Messaging for Your Hand Washing Signs

Remind everyone that hand washing helps protect them from viruses.

Hand Washing Posters

Hand Washing Posters

  • Small & large sizes
  • Paper & cardstock
  • Matte, gloss or high gloss

Hand Hygiene Posters

Hand Hygiene Posters

  • Print on 1 or both sides
  • 5 small & large sizes
  • Show indoors or outdoors

Wash Your Hand Posters

Wash Your Hand Posters

  • Durable and lightweight
  • PVC board or styrene
  • 5 standard sizes

Help Protect Customers and Workers With Hand Washing Signs and Hygiene Reminders

The CDC reminds us that handwashing is key to preventing virus infections and the spread of germs. According to their website, we need to clean our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is a good substitute if there is no handwashing facility available. You can remind on-site workers, kitchen staff, and customers of these lifesaving guidelines with well-designed hand washing signs.

Choose a size that will easily fit the step-by-step guide and can hang above your work site’s designated sanitation area. Print handwashing posters that you can apply on a wall or mount for viewing from afar.

How to Customize Your Hand Hygiene Posters

Choose between standard posters or mounted signs.
Wash your hand signs are displayed as reminders in areas that require stringent hygiene practices. You can print poster signs on durable paper or cardstock then apply them on your facility’s walls. Sizes range from the 8.5” x 11” letter, 18” x 24”, to the largest at 39” x 27”.

Order mounted posters if you need a more durable material that can withstand outdoor exposure. These are printed on a durable, waterproof white PVC board. Perfect for display in a production or kitchen area. These also come in a larger size range, from 20” x16” to 36” x 24”. Perfect for handwashing signs with step-by-step instructions.

Upload a print-ready design or download any of the available templates.
Are your “wash hands” signs ready for print? Upload them to any of the product page’s online calculators. Make sure that the file’s size matches the dimensions you chose from the options.

If you want to create a design from scratch, PrintPlace has an easy-to-use, intuitive online tool. You can add text, images, and edit colors based on your preference.

Pressed for time? Download any of the free design templates below. All PDF files come from the CDC and are print-ready. Poster signs can be printed in 2 business days, while same-day printing is available for standard posters.

Hand Washing Signs FAQs

Q: What is the recommended size for hand washing signs?
A: The CDC offers downloadable templates in 8.5” x 11” and 11” x 17” sizes for hand hygiene posters. The letter size is recommended for smaller spaces, while the 11” x 17” works for designs that need to be clear even from afar.

Q: What is the thickest cardstock available for hand hygiene posters?
A: The 16 pt. Cardstock is the thickest material available for standard posters. Its added thickness next to the 14 pt. cardstock gives your poster extra durability and premium quality.

Among the poster sign materials, the white PVC board is the thickest and most rigid one available.

Q: How soon can I have my hand washing signs printed?
A: Standard posters can be printed on the same day of your order. O qualify for same-day printing, you need to send and approve your job order by noon CST. This timeframe also prepares your order for shipping on the same day.

Q: I want to create a poster of my own, do you have layout templates for different editing software?
A: Yes. You can download print templates from the “Layout Templates” tab of each product page. A ZIP file with the following formats will download to your device: AI, INDD, JPG, PDF, PSD, and PUB.

The CDC offers downloadable templates in 8.5” x 11” and 11” x 17” sizes for hand hygiene posters. The letter size is recommended for smaller spaces, while the 11” x 17” works for designs that need to be clear even from afar.


Free COVID-19 Design Templates

Need to print hand washing signs and guidelines for your office, school, store, or kitchen ASAP? Download any of these free printable posters from the CDC. There are designs available for kids, teens, and the general public. You can also download them in any language. We also offer free design templates you can download and upload to any of the poster sign pages.


For more ready-to-print designs, visit our Design Templates page.