Custom paper tubes are eco-friendly, biodegradable materials made into cylinder-shaped components for shipping, packaging, crafts, and storage. Custom paper tubes packaging is made from Kraft paper (100% recycled) material through circling and pasting the tubes to metals of different sizes and cutting in the lengths demanded by the customer. Now, the customer can pack the required items into the custom paper tubes. The tubes can be of varying varieties depending on the customer, such as the addition of lid for safe carry and addition of aluminum foil for food carry.
The cylinder shape serves to store glass containers and bottles much better than a rectangle paper box. They can be used to carry small cosmetics, oil bottles, perfumes, and candles. They can be modified for carrying food items like tea and coffee containers also. Wine bottles can be fit into a bigger tube and can be safely brought anywhere without breakage. Best sealing function and ideal oxygen barrier function; plays a significant role in product preservation. As it is made of paper, it is easy to carry and transport to anyplace. The tube has a strong wall that can resist the product from crushing, which proves to be an invaluable asset in the shipping industry.
Kraft paper is the paper produced from the process of preparing the wood pulp. It is the brown paper seen outside the paper tubes. The tubes are made naturally without any direct print on it. The required customized print is stamped on the Kraft paper and wrapped onto the tubes. But the full color printed artwork is printed on with premium finishes such as goal, silver, or other foil colors by a hot foil stamping. Spot UV printing is also done to catch the customers’ attention when placed on the retail shelf. Plain tubes are also available if the customer wants to do their own custom printing. The customer can do custom Kraft paper printing for promoting their products or for their liking.
The tubes can be varied according to their structure, lid, insert, printing, and finish for different packaging requirements. The best custom ones are chosen to match their application packing. It is essential to know the different types of tube manufacturing.
It’s important to know some tube basic knowledge before you go ahead to select a cardboard tube packaging to pack your products, a suitable packaging style will enhance the competition and attractive of your products. The tube structure style is the first thing you need to know about paper tube packaging. There is four main tube structure, vary from 3-pcs and 2-piece parts to make up the tube packaging, from the outer base, inner neck to top lid, their length can be changed as required and all of them can be wrapped in different color printed paper to come out colorful designed cardboard tube packaging boxes. It’s easy to notice their structure difference in the below 4 pictures.
This style is the most common seen paper tubes in the market, it’s consist of 3 parts, the top lid is one piece, the tube bottom part has 2 pieces of walls, the inner neck is a longer tube wall glued inside the outer base to make up the tube body. The cardboard top lid or cap is shorter than the outer base. When the lid is longer will be tube style #2 below.
This cardboard tube structure is the variant of style #1, it changed the long outer base to a shorter one, and make the shorter cap lid to be much longer on top, some customer like this style for their specific product packaging. The tube inside neck can be both white color or brown Kraft paper as per your requirements, also the inside neck can be any length you want.
This tube box style is very close to style #2, the only difference you may notice is the exposed neck gap when the lid covered the base. It shows a bit inside neck color which can be seen from outside, it has an impress looking when the inside neck wall with a different color from the outside printing on the tube surface, some clients are fond of this tube structure.
Different from the 3-piece cardboard tube structure styles, there is another 2-piece tube packaging style, which only consists of the top lid and the bottom base two tube parts, the top lid usually is shorter than the bottom base, so it can be easier to lift off the lid to open the tube, also it can show a part neck of the bottom base color make it looks good.
There are two main opening edge treatment types tubes, one with a round rolled edge, another with a smooth cut opening which without a rolling edge. Most people prefer to the cylinder tubes with round rolled edge opening, because it can’t see the cut edge looks more tidy and clean, the other benefit is the rolled edge won’t be easier scraped when putting on the cap, but the tube opening without a rolled edge is more often to be scraped by the cap. The advantage of the tubes without rolled edge is that it has the same wide diameter from opening to bottom inside, good for storage bottles without extra room to inside walls, won’t cause shaking during shipment. As the rolled edge opening is smaller than the tube inside wide, you should consider this when you select the correct opening treatment style for your custom cardboard tube packaging to best fit your product properly.
The unit price of these two open edge treatment style tubes is quite similar, you can choose one best suit for you.
For custom paper tubes, there are 2 different kinds of lids are available for choice. The most common one is the cardboard made lids with same paper board material as the cardboard tubes, this is also the most cost-efficient and has more customization abilities than the other material lids, they can be with customized printed with any artwork and made to any sizes. The second choice is the metal lids, which mostly in silver, gold and black three colors, can be printed and embossed a logo on it, but need a large order quantity, also the available sizes in the market are limited, not as flexible as the cardboard lids. For disposable packaging, we recommend the cardboard one, which is also a cost-saving option with more customized features.
The paper cardboard made tube lids are the most popular lids, they are made with the same material as the tube itself, the thickness of these lids is about 1mm same as the tube wall thickness. They can be natural brown Kraft or custom printed with artwork, also can apply some premium finish such as foil stamping or spot UV on these cardboard lids.
The metal lids option for the paper tube packaging is available in black, silver and gold colors with limited different sizes. Both the top lid and bottom lids of the cardboard tubes can be assembled with the metal lids. These metal lids can be customized with logo printed or with an embossed, debossed logo in a large order quantity.
Except for standard made cardboard tube packaging, they can also be customized with some extra features to meet different packing needs with some accessories like foam insert, rope handle and they can be aluminum foil coated inside. If the cardboard tubes are for packing foods or grease contents, the tube inside should be laminated with an aluminum foil layer on the cardboard wall enable to contact with food directly. Some tube packaging is for packing cosmetic product bottles, in order to protect them from damage during shipping, we recommend to place a piece of foam insert with a hole die cut to fit the bottle inside tightly to prevent it from moving around in the tube. If you like to have a handle for your customized cardboard tube packaging for carrying, it’s possible to have a rope handle attached on the tubes. It can also attach a small piece of ribbon on the cardboard tube lid for decoration or as a pull to help lift off the lids to opening. These are available customization options we provided.
It’s a good idea to coated a layer of aluminum foil onto the inside wall of cardboard tubes to make them be able to pack food inside which directly contact with the tube wall. Also, the aluminum foil layer help prevents moisture well after sealed the tubes.
You can choose gold color or silver color aluminum foil to be laminated inside the tubes.
You can choose plastic or foam insert to place inside the cardboard tubes to best fit your product such as essential oil bottles, so they won’t move around in the tubes if the tube has some extra room inside. The foam color can be white EVA foam, black foam and grey color, they are the most common used. Sometimes the paperboard insert is also applied.
It’s possible to attach rope handles go through into the cardboard tube wall by drilling holes, it can be one rope or two ropes as requirements. You can choose a similar color rope as the printing on the tubes to decorate the tubes as well as for carrying purpose. The rope can also go through the tube lid along with the tube body, so the lid will not drop after opening.
Some customer want to attach a small piece of different color ribbon pull on the cardboard tube lids, it can help pull the lids to open the tube, it can also help to make the tube looks more cute and more luxury to stand out the packaging of your products in the shelves. It’s able to print your own brand logo on the ribbon in a large order quantity.
The cardboard tubes are made from recycled Kraft paper, so the natural color of the tubes are brown Kraft, but we can wrap different color paper onto the tube surface to make colorful tube packaging, on both inside and outside. The brown Kraft surface paper can be simple color printing and look natural. The white art paper is the most used if you want to print a full-color artwork, just like they are used to wrap on other gift boxes packaging because art paper is the best suitable paper for printing to get quality printing result. If you like to have a black color cardboard tube, then need to wrap a matt black Kraft surface paper. Black paper is not an idea paper for printing, usually only print white ink on it, but they are perfect paper to apply a special finish such as spot UV, hot foil stamping to get a luxury feel packaging.
Brown Kraft surface paper is the most commonly seen on cardboard tubes, both inside and outside are brown Kraft. Most of them are with a single color or two colors printed natural tube packaging, Kraft paper also have color difference.
These cardboard tubes with white art paper coated surface are good for printing, they can be full-color printed with your complicated artwork in CMYK even PMS colors, the tube inside can also be brown Kraft if you like.
Both internal and external tubes can be wrapped in black color surface paper, usually they are custom printed in white ink, actually white ink doesn’t work well, it needs print times to make it clear printed.
People don’t like plain packaging, because they don’t catch eyes also can’t help to promote their own brand products, so it needs to print your own logo and artwork with some product images and instructions. Custom offset printing is the most popular method on retail product packaging, almost all the artwork you designed in the computer can be printed on the packaging boxes. Except for standard printing, there are other special finish treatment can enhance the packaging looking to stand out your products. The shiny foil stamping and spot UV can create a luxury looking. Take these special finishes in your packaging in a proper way can make your tubes looks amazing.
You can choose to print only simple logo and text on the Kraft cardboard tubes to have a natural looking, also it’s able to print an eye-catching full-color artwork on whole tubes to cover all the tube surface. In face the printing cost is similar.
There are different color foil can be applied to the tubes, silver and gold color are the most popular choices. Not only can foil logo but can also foil texts which are big enough to be foiled, otherwise will have a blur looking.
Do not misunderstand that only black tube can apply the spot UV finish, as the spot UV oil is transparent, so they are obvious on black paper to have a glossy looking, they can also apply on other color printed tubes, usually apply on a matt finish tube.
Why people choose to use a cylinder tube to pack their products, instead of other folding carton boxes or rigid boxes, the main reason is the shape of the tube is round, this property makes them a perfect choice to pack things like bottles, glasses, jars and candles etc round shaped items. People also like cylinder packaging because they are easier to hold in hand thanks to the smooth tube wall. Below are some general application our customers to custom the tube packaging used for, like T-shirt clothes packing, essential oil bottle, vape cartridges, vape pens packing, perfume bottle, red wine bottle and candles etc. Another popular application is cardboard lipstick balm tube packaging. Some example pictures as below, you can also go to a single page of the specific application to view more customer cases photos to get inspiration idea for your own tube packaging.
Cardboard round cylinder tubes are a good choice for packing handmade candles, you can put candles directly in the tube packaging, also you can put your candle jar into it. These Kraft or custom printed tubes can help you promote your candles.
These cardboard tube packaging suit for packing retail clothes like T-shirts, underwear by rolled these clothes to a round bar and can easily fit them into the custom size tubes to display in the shop shelves with printed images on the tube outside.
Custom cardboard tubes are popularly used to pack glass oil dropper bottles for essential oil, CBD oil, facial oil and hemp drops oil bottles, use small cardboard tubes with custom printed on it to outstand your oil product from those packed in folding cartons.
The cosmetic industry needs various packaging boxes to pack countless beauty products. Those small bottle perfumes can choose to be packed with a piece of small custom printed paper tube to make it as a special present gift for delivering love.
The cardboard tube is also a perfect packaging for wine glass bottle, luxury red wine vendors like to pack their wines in the tubes packaging instead of normal boxes. With premium printing and finish make the packaging looks luxury for your wines.
If you want to custom made your own personalized CARDBOARD TUBE packaging boxes, or you are at the early stage want to know a price idea or get a tube dieline to make artwork designing, you can simply Contact us to request a quote from us, we will send a quote to you within 12 hours after receiving your inquiry.