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Packaging for Women

Today is the last day of Women’s History Month, and we’d be amiss if we didn’t acknowledge packaging designed for the ladies.

We make all sorts of paper canisters for all sorts of products. In honor of women’s history month, here’s an example of a paper canister we made for a supplement company.

This paper canister, from bottom to top, features a permanent metal bottom (like a Parmesan cheese canister), beautiful artwork, an all white “neck” (the white paper tube coming up out of the base), beautiful artwork on the top (sitting off to the side), and another permanent metal top.

This style paper canister is often referred to by different names, depending on the region you’re in, but we call the Fiber Cans and Telescope Tubes.

>> Click here to see more examples of Fiber Cans and Telescope Tubes. <<

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What’s a “gap seam” on a spiral paper tube?

Not all spiral paper tubes are made the same, and sometimes their features, though obvious to us, are invisible to the untrained eye.

The three most common types of seams on a spiral paper tube are “overlap”, “butted” and “gap”.

In this example, the gap seam is featured. Look at where the paper meets itself, or comes close to meeting in this case. This is the seam.

Anytime you see a spiral paper tube with a small gap in the seam, that is known as a gap seam.

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Self-Locking Metal Ends: the preferred end closure for metal manufacturers

We make heavy duty shipping tubes. We don’t make self-locking metal ends. But, they’re like peanut butter and jelly. Ham and cheese. Ying and yang.

What good is a shipping tube without an end closure?

When a lightweight poster is shipped, the paper poster doesn’t move around much inside the poster tube. And it doesn’t really matter if it does or not because it’s so light. Not the case with a heavy metal bar.

When a metal bar is shipped inside a shipping tube, a dynamic load is created each time the bar moves. Depending on the force, it will puncture a paper end cap and possibly a plastic end plug.

Self-locking metal ends are the preferred end closure for metal manufacturers. One end is hammered into the shipping tube. The metal bar is placed inside. Then, the other self-locking metal end is hammered into the other end so that it fit snugly up against the metal bar inside.

The use of this style end closure prevents a dynamic load from happening, and ensures the product arrives as it should.

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America’s Preferred Poster Tube Manufacturer

Since 1949, we’ve been making poster tubes here in Los Angeles. Hollywood is just a few miles away. Each time a new movie is released, movie posters are printed and need to be shipped around the country.

The best way to ship a movie poster is rolled up and inside a poster tube.

Movie posters are often seen in windows, on bus benches, and inside movie theaters.

The most common inside diameter for poster tubes is 2″, but larger posters often fit better in 3″ diameter poster tubes.

Need poster tubes? Please let us know how we can help you.

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Made in Los Angeles. Ship Nationwide.

Over the past 10-15 years, many American manufacturers have moved their operations over seas. Not us. We’re still here in Los Angeles.

We saw firsthand the importance of domestic manufacturing during the pandemic, particularly when scores of cargo ships were stuck off the coast of Southern California, unable to enter the Los Angeles port or Long Beach port.

Southern California businesses struggled to get the materials they needed, including paper tubes and paper cores.

As a local packaging manufacturer, we’re proud to be able to provide uninterrupted service to our clients.

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I need 3″ tape cores and 3″ label cores…yesterday!

As a manufacturer, we make everything to order. This means we do not keep any tubes, cores, or edge protectors in stock. Distributors keep stock on their warehouse floors and deliver to end users on demand. When a customer sends a Purchase Order and payment, it takes us around 14 days (fewer days for some products) to produce that order, then ship it.

Tape cores and label cores are a bit different.

The most common inside diameter for tape cores and label cores is 3″. The most common wall thickness is .125″. The length, however, varies.

For this reason, we make 3″ ID tape cores and 3″ ID label cores available for purchase directly from our website. No need to send a Purchase Order and wait two weeks.

5 Steps to Order Tape Cores and Label Cores

  1. Visit our website
  2. Select how many boxes you want
  3. Select your preferred UPS service
  4. Complete your order
  5. Receive your cores via UPS

Where do you manufacture?

For the past couple of years, our supply chains have been irregular to say the least.

We used to order parts and components without thinking twice about lead times, let alone availability. That has all changed, and has caused many to ask us where we actually manufacture our paper tubes and edge protectors.

The Answer: We manufacture in the Los Angeles area. Exactly where we’ve been since 1949.

If you are having challenges getting paper tubes and/or edge protectors from your offshore supplier, please consider contacting us.

Save time and money buying from a domestic manufacturer.

Solutions

We’re constantly receiving phone calls and emails from customers and potential customers who need a solution to that out-of-the-box problem.

Even though we make paper tubes, paper cores, and edge protectors in an array of sizes, sometimes it’s just not quite right. Our creative engineers have built a reputation for providing solutions to unique problems.

Sometimes a paper tube is the best “sleeve” to fit over a part or tool…but it needs a small notch. Or sometimes a slot or slit will be needed.

If you have a unique problem, contact us and let us create a solution that is just as unique.

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