Customer Review – Always Buzzing

November 30th, 2015

We always enjoy hearing from our customers. Thank you, John, for the lovely letter and compliments on our packaging.

John Stevens of Always Buzzing wrote:

We wanted to take a minute and thank you for the recent shipment of rolled edge paper tubes. They look fantastic – NICE JOB! – and we really appreciate the custom MADE IN USA business with you.

 Thanks for getting things started with this new development, shipping the order on time and handling everything in a courteous manner.

 Were looking forward to the years ahead!

 John Stevens
Always Buzzing
Seattle, WA. 98109


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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Organic Soaps and Powders in Shaker Top Containers

April 30th, 2014

Brooklyn Herborium, located in South Brooklyn, is a collaborative effort of two mamas, who feel passionate about herbs and skincare. They provide a complete line of simple, healthy skin and home care products that are available for retail at the Brooklyn Herborium workshop or online. Their products are meant to be simple, organic and easy for other moms like them.

Brooklyn Herborium came to Custom Paper Tubes for eco-friendly, cost effective shaker top packaging for their powder products. The shaker top tubes are made of 100% recycled material; up to 95% post-consumer content. The tubes are fully biodegradable, and are wrapped in our natural Kraft outer wrap with an adhesive sticker label applied over top to keep the organic, natural look of the brand. Inside, the shakers are built with a greaseproof liner that protects the walls of the tube from organic plant oils, and also serves as a light moisture and air barrier.

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Re-usable, Custom Composite Container for Chic, Designer Tableware

March 18th, 2014

plat du jour cup stackInspired by the classic French bistro phrase meaning “plate of the day”, Plat du Jour brings custom home decorating designs to the dinner table. They make the creation of a new “table of the day” possible through mixing and matching their chic placemats, napkins, cups and more.

plat du jourPlat du Jour came to Custom Paper Tubes to build a custom labeled container that was cost-effective, visually appealing and reusable to hold and display their 12-cup stacks. They decided on a container with a seamed metal bottom and metal plug top, with full convolute label.  The label is matte paper, with 3-color print and a matte finish, to complement the Plat du Jour brand and products. The container is perfect for storing the cups, when they’re not in use, or makes a nice gift package on its own.

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Popular NY Brewery Packages Beer Soaps in Metal Plug Containers

January 29th, 2014

bb_beersoap_800Brooklyn Brewery, founded in 1988 by Steve Hindy and Tom Potter, is known world-wide for its award-winning roster of specialty craft beers. Brooklyn exports more beer than any other American craft brewery, currently distributing in 25 states and 20 countries. While striving to brew the best beer possible and promote the proliferation of good beer and good food whenever it can, Brooklyn also has a presence in the personal care marketplace.

Brooklyn brewery partnered with a local soap-maker, Apotheke, to produce and market their handmade soap made from Brooklyn Lager.

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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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Eco-Friendly Shaker Top Packaging for Food Grade, Crawling Insect Killer

December 18th, 2013

SCRAM Crawling Insect KillerSCRAM Crawling Insect Killer was developed by a commercial property owner who wanted a non-toxic insect pest-control method, rather than using the highly toxic products currently on the market that pose health risks to tenants and their pets. SCRAM is an all-natural powder, containing fossilized silica from the remains of tiny marine creatures, that is food grade and safe for people and pets. It kills bugs and deodorizes at the same time, without the harmful residue poisonous chemicals can create or leave behind.

Gartland Properties, creators of SCRAM, came to Custom Paper Tubes for cost-effective and eco-friendly shaker top packaging for the all-natural powder. Two container sizes were developed; a sample size and a full size. Both container sizes have a friction fit talc shaker top and food grade foil inside as a moisture barrier for the powder. Read the rest of this entry »


Recyclable Shaker Top Containers Allow for Easy Application of All-Natural Dry Pet Shampoo

November 25th, 2013

Holcombe OrganicsHolcombe Organics created FurRefresh out of necessity in an animal rescue environment. The condition of which the animals were arriving was a growing concern, and most were too traumatized to bathe without risking personal harm. Also, a good, chemical-free dry shampoo was nearly impossible to find in retail stores. This lead Holcombe Organics to develop FurRefresh — a dry shampoo made with culinary ingredients that could be licked by the animals without harm. It also cleans, conditions and brightens fur, calms itchy skin and repels insects.

Holcombe Organics came to Custom Paper Tubes to produce cost-effective and eco-friendly shaker top containers that would allow for easy application of the all-natural, dry pet shampoo. Read the rest of this entry »


Paper Cap Container Lends Craft Appeal to Atlanta, GA Based Soap Company’s Candles

November 4th, 2013

Brown Bag Soap Co.Brown Bag Soap Company is named after a term for carrying bottled alcohol in brown bags or “brown bagging it.” The company was started after mother-daughter pair, Vicki and Hannah, discovered making soap with beer from a local Atlanta, GA brewery proved beneficial to skin. Brown Bag Soap Co.’s mission is to provide natural hand-made soaps to customers, using as many local ingredients as possible; while doing something they enjoy.

Brown Bag Soap Co.’s main passion is soap making, but they also offer other products, including a line of scented, hand-poured candles. While they use hand-stamped, cut pieces of brown paper bags for their soap labels, Brown Bag Soap Co. needed a unique way to package their candles too. They needed packaging that would reflect their brand, protect their candles and be economic in lower volume as they are a growing start-up company. Read the rest of this entry »