Custom, Full Telescope Package Protects Glass Bottle and Light Sensitive Product, While Differentiating Brand from Competition

May 10th, 2016

mission-possibleBlack Note came to Custom Paper Tubes for a package solution that not only provides protection to a glass 30mL bottle and the product’s integrity from light, but also distinguishes the Black Note brand as a quality, premium line of e-liquids from an ever-growing sea of e-vapor start-up competitors. Black Note knew a custom designed, paper tube package was the key to standing out, as well as providing the protection needed for the product.

Black Note chose a unique take on the 3-piece telescope, also known as a full telescope, package. The long cap tube allows for a reveal of the product inside the package as it is removed from the base tube. A custom printed disc at the top of the curl-and-disc enclosure on the cap shows off the Black Note brand, while a custom printed sticker label is applied around the outside of the cap, over the matte black spiral outer wrap. The custom printed sticker is made and applied in-house by Black Note, with the option for variable data printing to differentiate and customize the labels for the variety of flavors and nicotine levels available. Black Note offers a range of nicotine levels that encourages smokers to move down through the scales of “notes” from a high nicotine content at a high “Soprano” note to no nicotine at the lowest “Bass” note.

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Telescopic Paper Tube Packaging Differentiates Consumer Product Companies from their Competitors

January 25th, 2016

Full Telescope Vapor PackagingAt Custom Paper Tubes, we understand the value of making a great first impression — especially on the retail shelf. Our eco-friendly paper tube packaging is custom designed and manufactured to fit your product and reflect your brand. Our premium paper tube packaging is a top-of-the-line option for your high-end, quality crafted product that will get you noticed by customers who appreciate and value superior products in the marketplace.

We offer a variety of tube styles and enclosure options that will ensure your product will get noticed on the retail shelf. Popular paper tube styles include 2-piece telescope and full (3-piece or more) telescope tubes. Telescopic paper tube packaging is a popular presentation for high-end retail products, as companies from evapor to cosmetic/personal care markets choose to protect their glass bottles. Choose from all-paper curl-and-disc ends with custom printed top and/or bottom discs, or for a more rugged, heavy duty look, choose the seamed silver metal ends.

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All Natural Perfume Fits Perfectly in Cost Effective, Eco-friendly Packaging

May 12th, 2015

Esscentual-Alchemy-5ml-tube_288x288Esscentual Alchemy, located in Ames, IA, was started in 2010 by Amanda Feeley. The natural perfume line is made up of botanical extracts, organic alcohols and essential oils. It does not include synthetic or petrochemicals in its make-up, and is made for people with sensitive skin and allergies to commercial products. The perfume line has been gifted at elite Hollywood award ceremonies, has been featured on television and radio, as well as in Vogue UK’s 2013 May Natural Beauty Selections.

Esscentual Alchemy came to Custom Paper Tubes for eco-friendly, all natural packaging that shares the same green and natural values of the company. Amanda needed packaging that was available in low volume at an affordable cost. It was also important that the packaging was made here in the USA. Custom Paper Tubes’ manufactured an all-paper, 3-piece telescope package with curl-and-disc enclosures for Essential Alchemy. An adhesive label was applied to the bottom tube for branding.

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Custom Keepsake, Protector Tubes for Graduation Diplomas

July 14th, 2014

Diploma TubesCustom Paper Tubes manufactures a variety of different diploma tube styles for schools and universities across the nation. The diploma tubes range from single tubes with metal or plastic plug enclosures to 2- or 3-piece telescoping tubes with seamed metal or paper curl-and-disc enclosures. We provide a range of options for printing and labeling to give the keepsake tubes a special look.

One of the printing solutions we offer is a 1-color inline, repeating spiral print on one of our stock color outer wraps. An example of this is shown in the photo where the particular University seal is printed, in a repeated spiral patter, in Pantone Reflex Blue on a white glaze litho outer wrap. This is done by printing the image from a flexo plate as the tube is being wound. For a higher end look, also shown in the photo, is a convolute label printed with metallic foil stamp. Other special processes, such as embossing, metallic ink or UV coating, are also popular to enhance the look of the tubes.

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Earth Friendly 3-Piece Telescope Packaging Showcases All-Natural Body Care Products’ Brand

January 7th, 2014

perfumes-for-webHidden Folk, located in Chicago, IL, is a brand that encompasses a variety of natural goods and services, including floral arrangements and luxury apothecary products. The creators are florists who came together and expanded upon their enthusiasm for nature and knowledge of flora to create a line of all natural body care products.

Hidden Folk came to Custom Paper Tubes with a need for biodegradable, eco-friendly secondary packaging for their roll-on perfumes. Their vision is to be as all-natural as possible and being a startup company, Hidden Folk needed the packaging to be cost-effective at lower volume. Custom Paper Tubes offers custom, standard paper tube packaging solutions as Startup Specials, available in small volume at a special cost.

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Full Telescope with Metal Ends Provides Rugged, Masculine Container for All-Natural Products

October 1st, 2013

Otter Wax Beard OilA personal care and home goods company — producing a range of products from leather care to cologne and skin care from all-natural ingredients — came to Custom Paper Tubes looking for a custom container to use as secondary packaging that is as natural and rugged as their products.

The result is a 3-piece telescope container with Kraft outer wrap and metal ends. The metal ends, along with a thicker inside wall, protect the glass bottle inside and double as an attractive, rugged retail package. Adhesive labels are applied to the Kraft brown outside of the containers to differentiate the various products packaged inside. Read the rest of this entry »


Rugged metal ends and heavy wall on full telescope containers provide critical protection

February 15th, 2013

The Moody TubeIn 1987 Bob Moody, a paramedic with a local EMS unit, came to Custom Paper Tubes with a problem. He had experienced a needle stick from a used syringe while making a routine service run and was told by a hospital physician that it would take a year to determine whether that needle stick would result in his developing AIDS or some other serious disease.

Bob asked Custom Paper Tubes to work with him to develop a container that would fit into the drug box used by paramedics to collect all the items used on a service run. We designed a 4” x 8” full telescope container with metal ends that can be taped shut and disposed of in the burn box when the ambulance returns to a hospital. Read the rest of this entry »


Sustainable Paper Tube Packaging

December 12th, 2012

Burt’s Bees is a national household brand known for Eco-Friendly personal care products made from beeswax, essential oils, flowers and herbs.  In addition to the use of all natural ingredients for their unique formulations, Burt’s Bees is committed to sustainability, including green or Eco-Friendly packaging.

Burt’s Bees started a new line of tinted lip balm products and wanted a unique package.  The package needed to be environmentally friendly and feature bold graphics.  Read the rest of this entry »


Rugged, Industrial Packaging Keeps Weld Rods Protected in Harsh Environments

December 6th, 2012

Weld rods (welding electrodes), used primarily in the petrochemical and power generation industries, come in a variety of metal alloys and sizes, most often with special flux coatings containing various minerals to impart specific welding characteristics. Weld rods need to be protected under the harsh environments the industries endure, such as high heat, pressure and moisture, because of their somewhat fragile nature.

Custom Paper Tubes manufactures industrial packaging to protect weld rods, not only in shipping and storage, but most importantly out in the field. The paper containers are usually made with poly laminated or Mylar paper without water-based adhesives. This special paper exterior provides a barrier that prevents moisture from getting into the container that can cause porosity in the flux, which can then become brittle and break off. The special deep draw, heavy duty metal ends allow for a high weight tolerance (up to 30Ibs) and are less prone to denting from an impact, reducing potential damage to the wire. The industrial strength walls of the containers are also resistant to permanent denting, protecting the wire inside.

Custom Paper Tubes produces special industrial packaging for primarily TIG and electrode wire. There are nine tube diameter sizes available so electrodes of different sizes and densities fit snugly into each specific diameter container. Full telescoping, ring-and-plug and poly rod packs are the most common types of industrial containers because of their durability. Besides the deep draw metal ends, other heavy duty end closures available are plastic caps and plugs. Custom Paper Tubes also offers one color online printing, directly onto the spiral wrap, to allow for quick and easy private labeling. Read the rest of this entry »


Heavy Duty Telescoping Tube Packaging for Industrial Products

December 6th, 2012

T.J. Davies, an industrial product manufacturer of retention knobs for CNC machines, wanted a package for their product line that was distinctive, yet inexpensive, and most importantly, rugged and durable.

Custom Paper Tubes determined that by using a 2-piece telescope design, accommodating different lengths, only two tube diameter sizes are needed to fit T.J. Davies’ entire product line. Read the rest of this entry »