What are “seaming tins” and why do so many want them?

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Seaming tins are circular, punch-pressed metal end closures, used on the tops and bottoms of Fiber Cans and Telescope Tubes.

The process of permanently applying a tin part to a paper tube is defined as “seaming.” Seaming tins are .007″ thick, or the thickness of 2-3 sheets of standard, white printer paper. The majority of seaming tins are plain and used because they are weight-bearing. Pringles potato chip canisters are a classic example.

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While most are plain, some canisters have more specific uses and require the seaming tin to have holes or slots. Donation canisters have a coin slot in the top to allow people to drop coins into the canisters. As the canister gets filled, it becomes heavier, and so a plain seaming tin is often used on the bottom.

Using a coin-slotted seaming tin on the top helps ensure the donations will be kept safe while the plain seaming tin on the bottom keep the coins from falling out. Read more…

Fulfillment Services for Shipping Tubes and Paper Canisters

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Over the last few decades, there has been an overwhelming decline in customer service from restaurants and malls, to car dealers, to banks and investment companies, and most every other business in between. Many people will have their own opinion on why customer service has declined, but the constant in any conversation is the fact that the decline exists.

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Los Angeles Fulfillment Services – Spiral Paper Tube & Core

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Spiral Paper Tube & Core helps customers by offering ways to decrease logistic costs and increase efficiency.

When a customer orders Poster Tubes, Mailing Tubes, Fiber Cans, or Telescope Tubes, they also have the option of utilizing our in-house fulfillment services. For example, if a customer is selling posters on Amazon.com, Ebay.com, etc., a large quantity of posters need to be rolled, inserted into a poster tube, and shipped throughout the world.

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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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Paper Canisters, Fiber Cans, 3 Piece Telescope Tubes – Style 1

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Primary and secondary packaging are not usually a company’s first thought when launching a new product or re-branding an existing one.

More often than not, businesses focus entirely on their product alone, forgetting about packaging and shipping until the time comes to package and ship. Little thought, if any, is often dedicated to the design of a retail canister. The paper packaging and shipping industry is where design, strategy, and innovation are the keys to successfully marketing a product, business, or person.

The goal: meet the needs of each customer by manufacturing a beautiful paper canister that protects, promotes, and does not break the bank. Read more…