Category: Spiral Paper Tube & Core

Covid-19 Coronavirus Update

America’s manufacturing companies have been jolted by the coronavirus pandemic. We are no different.

Because our paper tubes support a variety of supply chains, we’re considered essential. As a toilet paper tube manufacturer, we’ve seen a rapid increase in need over the past two weeks.

To source paper tubes faster (many American companies buy their paper tubes from China), domestic manufacturers have been contacting us.

To support America’s supply chain, we’re doing all we can to produce as many paper tubes as possible, as quickly as possible.

If you too are looking for a domestic manufacturer of spiral paper tubes, please call our customer support directly at (562) 801-9705. We look forward to supporting you as you support our country.

Green tubes for St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, 2020

With St. Patty’s Day two weeks way, you have just enough time to order your custom green tubes for your event or party.

Some of the most common options for custom paper tubes are to use custom colors, or adding a 1-color print (just like a rubber stamp) to the outside and/or inside of the paper tube.

Adding a color or a 1-color print enhances the look of the mailing tube and helps it really stand out.

Have questions? Contact us today!

Best 2020 Valentine’s Day crafts

Another Valentine’s Days means parents, teachers and after school programs around the country are looking for creative craft options. They have their sights set on toilet paper tubes.

Why are toilet paper tubes consistently the go-to craft option?

Every home in America has toilet paper, and when that runs out, they’re left with something they can either toss into the trash, or use for something else. Many choose to repurpose those unassuming little paper tubes for Valentine’s Day crafts.

Here’s some of the best Valentine’s Day crafts we’re seeing this year

Happy New Year! 2020 here we come!

It’s a new year, and our sights are set on providing you with the best spiral paper tubes and edge protectors available.

This year, we’re celebrating our 71st anniversary since George Hibard Sr. founded Spiral Paper Tube & Core. As a small business with fewer than fifty employees, the term “family business” takes on a whole new meaning.

Thank you to all of our clients who have trusted us for so many years!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

Life is about family and friends, and Thanksgiving is an opportunity to gather around a meal with the ones we love the most.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we wanted to remind everybody that we’ll be celebrating with our families as well.

We’ll be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. We’ll be back in the office on Monday, December 2. We look forward to serving you this holiday season.


Happy New Year!

To kick off the new year, we are introducing three metric length options to our 3″ ID x .125″ Tape & Label Cores.

Throughout this past year, we had a number of folks let us know that their products are metric and that a metric length would work better than our standard lengths for their products.

The following three lengths are now available for next day shipping:

  • 48mm
  • 72mm
  • 100mm

Looking for 3″ ID x .125″ Tape & Label Cores with a 48mm, 72mm, or 100mm length? Look no further. Click here!

Happy New Year!

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Christmas Update: Ordering 3″ ID Tape & Label Cores

We closed for Christmas and New Years today. We will re-open Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Happy New Year!

Orders placed between now and then, will be processed and shipped Thursday, January 3, 2019. Like usual, you’ll receive an emailed order confirmation as soon as we’re back in the office and after we process your order.

And, like usual, you’ll receive another email with your UPS tracking number(s) to track your package(s).

Need your order by Friday, January 4, 2019?

If you’re in a hurry to receive your cores, when you place your order, select UPS Next Day shipping. This way, when we ship on Thursday, January 3, 2019, you’ll receive your order the very next day.

Our offices will remain closed until we return Wednesday, January 2, 2019. All phone calls and emails will be returned at that time.

2018 was a wonderful year and we’re looking forward to another great year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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We’ll be closed for Christmas

This year just seemed to come and go. We’ve had the privilege of meeting lots of new clients, and continuing to build lasting relationships with those we’ve been working with for years…and for some, decades. 

With Christmas just around the corner, we wanted to let you know that we’ll be closed for a few days. 

Here’s our Christmas schedule: 

Closed Friday, December 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM Pacific                                       Re-open Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 8:00 AM Pacific 

With just over one week remaining before we close for Christmas, please be sure to make any arrangements to pickup any open orders. We’re open from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. 

If you have any questions, and need a quick answer, call our office at 562-801-9705 and we’ll be happy to help. 

We look forward to a prosperous new year with you! 

Yunhee Min & Peter Tolkin, “Red Carpet in C,” at UCR Arts

It’s not always “business as usual” here at Spiral Paper Tube & Core. We recently had the opportunity to work with two greats, Yunhee Min, an artist, and architect Peter Tolkin, both working in collaboration with the University of California, Riverside.

Unlike most other custom orders, theirs called for thousands of light blue paper tubes, dark blue paper tubes, bright yellow paper tubes, forest green paper tubes, followed by an array of pinks, reds and oranges…all with a clean, flat white inside liner.

In addition to the fluctuating colors, the lengths were just as varied.

After numerous intriguing conversations, we felt we had an understanding of their project and began bringing in the custom colored paper. And, truth be told, the colors lit up our factory like never before!

Here’s the what the LA Times had to say about their art installation:

Inspired by the writings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who described music as “liquid architecture” and architecture as “frozen music,” Min and Tolkin have created an installation that fills the UCR Arts atrium with an undulating form constructed out of 150-foot bands of fabric and more than 17,000 colored paper tubes. 

The installation runs through December 29. The opening reception was held September 29 at UC Riverside, 3824 and 3834 Main St., Riverside,

“Yunhee Min & Peter Tolkin: Red Carpet in C is a collaboration between painter, Yunhee Min, and architect, Peter Tolkin. The idea for this project evolved out of Min and Tolkin’s shared enthusiasm for music, architecture, and color. These interests let them to Goethe who described the relationship between architecture and music as “Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music.”

Conceived as performative architecture, this large fabric installation functions as both an object to be viewed and a space to be inhabited; a virtual translation of music into three-dimensions. Constructed of fabric and colored paper tubes, its soft, undulating parabolic shape is set in visual relief against the classical proportions, meter, and time signature of Culver Center of the Arts’ historic atrium.

Yunhee Min & Peter Tolkin: Red Carpet in C is organized by the Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts at UCR ARTS and is co-curated by Tyler Stallings and Zaid Yousef. Yunhee Min & Peter Tolkin: Red Carpet in C has been possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, Spiral Paper Tube & Core, Francine Tolkin Cooper and Herbert Cooper, Susan and Jim Crawford, Clara and Tim Daniels, Freya and Mark Ivener, Avery and Miles McEnery, Marla and Jeffrey Michaels, Laurie and Marc Recordon, Jonathan Tolkin, and Barbara H. Hirsch. UCR’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and the City of Riverside provide support for UCR ARTS programs.


The team that made possible Red Carpet in C


TOLO Architecture participants include Peter Tolkin, Sarah Lorenzen, Socrates Medina, Karl Kachele, Kare Tonapetyan, Parker Amman, Jeremy Schacht, Trenman Yau, Chelsea Rector, and Karl Blette.


Matthew Melnyk from Nous Engineering


Robert K. Williams from UCR Architects and Engineers


Cal Poly Pomona Architecture (CPP ARC) students included Athenna Ann Lim, Yewon Hong, Romi Ann Grepo, Victor Daniel Macias, Emily To, Cheyenne Capener, Vi Phan, Stephanie Contreras, Stephanie Toro, Chelsea Steiner, Paola Murillo, Karla Vich, Julie Habib, Kenza Abourraja, Karen Venegas, Jose Luis Hernandez, Grace Liu, Rusxanne Londonio, Son Vu, Osvaldo Guiterrez Munoz, Sam Rubio, Sharifeh Diabdallah, Amaris Vasquez, Joseph Nandino, Emily Bandy, William Tan, Emily Ta, and Karla Camarena.
UCR ARTS team included Zaid Yousef, co-curator and exhibition designer, Cody Norris, senior preparator, Tim LeBlanc, assistant preparator, and Grace Saunders, preparator, along with Rene Balingit Jr., Samuel Cantrell, Ivy Son, and Jennifer Rodriguez Trujillo, along with guest co-curator Tyler Stallings.” – UCR Arts