California is a great place to make tubes and edge protectors!

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Back in 1949, George Hibard Sr. founded Spiral Paper Tube & Core in Los Angeles. Today, we’re still in Los Angeles.

With our many freeways, rail yards, and proximity to the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, it makes shipping and receiving pretty easy…a must for any mid-sized packaging manufacturer! Read more…

Expand Your Packaging Knowledge!

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Introducing the first Knowledge Base dedicated entirely to paper tubes and edge protectors!

We’ve been serving the packaging community since 1949 and have learned a few things along the way. Now, we want to share everything we’ve learned with you!

Whether you’re just starting out or are an industry pro, you’ll find these articles helpful and informative!

Our Knowledge Base is an online library of articles, addressing just about everything having to do with cardboard tubes and edge protectors. Articles discuss topics such as raw materials, the manufacturing process, printing options, packaging, and shipping. Read more…

Litho Display Poles – Temporary Floor Displays

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Some of the most common floor displays are temporary floor displays. Temporary floor displays are seasonal and used to promote products for a short period of time. To help keep costs down on temporary floor displays, they are often made with cardboard or paper.

Floor displays are often seen in the lobbies and halls of movie theaters as well as retail stores. The type of floor displays we specialize in utilize what is referred to as a litho display pole. Litho display poles are cardboard tubes with a .125 inch wall thickness – this is the standard wall thickness for paper tubes used as display poles.

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Los Angeles Tape Cores and Label Cores

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We’re offering a variety of tape and label cores online!

After receiving requests from customers who needed cores faster, we launched our store in October 2013 to do just that. A year and a half later, we’re offering ninety different length options. All cores available through our online store have a 3 inch inside diameter and a .125 inch wall thickness — the most common inside diameter and wall thickness for tape and label cores.

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Custom Paper Canisters – Style 4

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I am drawn to aesthetic packaging.

I appreciate when packaging is multi-functional, good for the environment, well made, and economically priced. I like a unique style that brings classic fun, and eclectic appeal, that effortlessly blends with my neat and organized lifestyle. I am a product person and packaging is half the selling point for me.

If I don’t like the way it looks on the shelf, I probably might not like the way it works in my home. Consumers want to know they are not only getting a great product, they want it to look great too!

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Appealing Paper Packaging Wins the Race – Paper Canisters, Style 3

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Many people would agree that sight is the most powerful of the five senses.

I remember growing up and seeing images of an illusion where if you looked hard enough in a particular photo you would see either a beautiful young maiden, or an ugly hag, depending on how you viewed the photo and what your eyes focused on. I distinctly remember always seeing the beautiful young girl first. As shallow as it may sound, I am simply attracted to things that are pretty. When something smells good, or tastes good… it’s good. However, when something looks good, it is amazing. The visual effect of the item encourages the other senses to instinctively appreciate what you are viewing more and more.

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2 Piece Telescope Tubes, Paper Canisters – Style 2

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I have to admit, I am a total product person. I am drawn in to things that are pretty, packaged well, and will look good on my counter.  I love sharply dressed products that fill the senses with visual appeal.  Clever sayings, bright colors, and high end printing are all indicators of a well thought out product design.

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