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 »


3 Piece Telescoping Talc Container with Die-Cut Panels

June 28th, 2012

talc powder containersFounded in 1994 by a top celebrity makeup artist, Stila Cosmetics has earned an industry leading reputation for the manufacture of innovative, high-end cosmetics that make use of sustainable, eco-friendly packaging.  Years ago, Stila began working with Custom Paper Tubes as part of a corporate sustainability initiative, and we have partnered with them on several eco-friendly packaging designs since that time. Read the rest of this entry »


Custom Adhesive Labels Offer Cost-Effective Packaging Solutions: March 2012 Newsletter

March 29th, 2012
Custom labeled two piece telescoping tube package

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The economics of small quantity, custom production is a challenge for every manufacturer, regardless of the industry. Custom Paper Tubes recognizes the importance of short-run, custom packaging projects. We serve customers of all sizes and are known for providing quantities from just a few hundred pieces to several million.

For printed canisters, our minimum run is 5,000 pieces. For many start ups and prototype projects, 5,000 pieces is just too many. Many customers with smaller projects have found a solution by using attractively designed adhesive or “sticker” labels to create eye-catching packaging with shelf appeal. Read the rest of this entry »


Three Piece Telescoping Cardboard Tubes for Point of Purchase Packaging

September 8th, 2011
Three Piece Telescoping Tube

Three Piece Telescoping Tube

Custom Paper Tubes designs and manufactures specialty packaging for a wide range of retail applications. Multiple closures and construction options, combined with a wide range of available sizes, allows Custom Paper Tubes to meet all of your custom retail packaging needs. Point of purchase packaging serves two distinct purposes in retail environments: creating an image that reinforces the notion of brand, quality, and value while preventing product damage. Read the rest of this entry »