Important: Notification of Price Increase

May 15th, 2017

Dear Customers,

Over the course of the last 6 months, China has been aggressively purchasing paper scrap that our state-side paper mills use in their manufacturing processes for paperboard used in our packaging and shipping cartons. Most recently, RISI Pulp & Paper Week recognized a $50/ton increase in the base price of liner board in the April 21, 2017 edition due to the changes in supply/demand of the scrap materials. This is the 3rd such increase we have incurred over the past 6 months from our paper and carton suppliers averaging 8% per occurrence. When China’s purchasing last effected the supply and demand within the paper industry in the 1990’s, we received 6 increases in paper and cartons over a 12 month period.

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Stock vs Custom Manufactured Packaging

April 10th, 2017

Custom Paper Tubes specializes in manufacturing a variety of paper tube packaging that includes premium packaging for high-end retail products, as well as unique and small diameter paper tube cores for industrial markets. Customers come to us because a current supplier is unable to manufacture a small size diameter paper tube, or they are frustrated from experiencing difficulty sourcing specific tube styles or enclosure options. We have capacity to service high volume runs of 100,000 units or more as well as custom prototype runs of 100 tubes or less.

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Packaging customization options

April 10th, 2017

In a previous email, we had mentioned that we manufacture over 37,000 combinations of paper tubes. Besides the piece-parts that make up the paper tube structure, the end product is ultimately the whole of your vision and reflection of your product brand through customizations. Customizations can be made to both the inside and the outside of the tube to achieve your desired look and functionality requirements.

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Custom Sample vs Sample Kit — Which one is right for me?

April 10th, 2017

Sample packaging can often aid in visualizing a packaging concept. We offer both a general sample kit and the ability to order custom prototype packaging samples.

The general sample kit contains a variety of packaging styles, with and without food grade liners, and a variety of popular enclosures. The kit is perfect for those who are not familiar with paper tube packaging or are starting the researching phase for packaging, and want to see several options that might work well for their particular product. The kit is also great for designers and private-label manufacturers to have on-hand to show and educate clients who are interested in paper tubes for their product packaging.

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Determining the best paper tube packaging solution for your products

April 10th, 2017

We offer a variety of packaging sizes, styles and enclosure options to choose from (over 37,000 combinations actually) and we know that can be overwhelming. Our premier paper tube packaging is a perfect extension to your brand; making a visual impact on your customers and helping your product to stand out from your competition. We partner with our customers by providing individualized, custom designed and manufactured total packaging solutions specific for their need. Here are some factors to consider when working with us:

  • What is your packaging project budget? How does it reflect the expectations of the retail price point of your product?
  • What is your decision making process for the packaging project? Are you the sole decision maker or do you rely on a committee or team for input?
  • What is your product to be packaged? Does the packaging need to be air tight, accommodate food, moisture resistant, or will it be used as a secondary package?

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Thinking of Mom

February 16th, 2017

holiday-packaging-trioIt’s mid-February and visions of cupid, hearts and flowers are giving way to shamrocks, green beer and hopes of warmer temperatures. While the rest of the world is thinking about next month’s shenanigans, we want to take a moment to focus on Mom. In the retail world, Mothers’ Day is the third largest holiday, next to the Christmas shopping season and Back-to-School time. While flowers and greeting cards make up the majority of the gifts given to mothers, retail products that pamper mom, such as candles, bath bombs and wine, are also very popular and extra thought should be given when planning for your product’s retail packaging for this holiday.

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Customer Review – Sweet Dough NYC

December 9th, 2016

Thanks for sharing, Drew. We’re thrilled you are happy with your new eco-friendly paper tube packaging. It looks great!

Drew Kohl, owner of Sweet Dough NYC wrote:

Hi Larry,

Just wanted to let you know that my tubes arrived yesterday and they look so great! Thanks very much. I’ll be in contact soon to place another order in the near future!



2016-2017 Holiday Closed Dates

November 16th, 2016

As we move into the holiday season, please note our holiday closed dates below:

Turkey Thanksgiving:
November 24 & 25, 2016

Tree Christmas:
December 23 & 26, 2016

New Year New Year:
January 2, 2017

2017 Tradeshow Calendar

November 1st, 2016

2017 Tradeshow & Event Calendar

Good relationships are important to us, and we love meeting our customers in person to discuss packaging solutions for your products. Mark your calendar to meet us at the following shows and events:

PPAI Expo – Booth 6755
January 10-12, 2017
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

WBENC Salute & Summit
March 21-23, 2017

ORV-WBE Catch the Wave Conference
April 18-19, 2017
Louisville, KY

WBENC National Conference & Business Fair
June 20-22, 2017


Customer Review – Fiat Lux

October 17th, 2016

fiat-lux_pkg-and-candleThank you for your kind words, Marlene! It’s customers like you who give our team motivation and make our business a success while helping other small businesses like yours to succeed!

Marlene Stang of Fiat Lux wrote:

Mark Principi has been such a pleasure to work with. He’s knowledgeable, accommodating, answers my questions in a timely manner, and goes that “extra mile.” I have a friend who will be interested in exploring packaging for her candle very shortly, and I will absolutely refer her to Custom Paper Tubes!

…The eagle has landed! I got my canisters today… THANK YOU! And as you can see in the picture I attached, the image will now be on the glass as well.

Best regards,