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What's better to ship posters, crimped end ("snap seal") mailing tubes or mailing tubes with plastic end plugs?
Neither style functions better than the other. They are two different options meant to achieve the same purpose. Selecting one style over the other is more about preference. For example, a crimped end
Why do Mailing Tubes have "usable" lengths?
Most mailing tubes use plastic plugs to secure the ends. Most plastic plugs are .500" deep. When both of the plastic plugs are inserted, they reduce the inside, "usable" length of the Mailing Tube by
Do you make colored mailing tubes?
Yes. All of our colored mailing tubes are made to order. We stock glossy red, glossy white, glossy blue, glossy green, and glossy black paper. We also stock matte white and matte black paper options.
On other sites, I'm seeing mailing tube thicknesses referred to as "3-ply". What does that mean?
The most common wall thickness for a "standard" mailing tube is .060" (1/16"). Paper tubes are made with "layers" or "plies" of paper. A generic assumption would be to assume a mailing tube with a .06
What's the crush strength of a 3" ID x 24" usable x .060 mailing tube?
Unlike corrugated boxes, spiral paper tubes do not have industry standard crush strengths. Paper tubes with thicker walls are stronger than paper tubes with thinner walls.
Can you insert and mail my posters?
Yes. Start by requesting a custom quote for 1) mailing tubes and 2) fulfillment services. You will need to know the exact size mailing tube you're going to use and the poster details (size, paper sto
I'm shipping expensive prints internationally. What wall thickness should I order?
Most of our clients shipping expensive prints internationally order their mailing tubes with a .125" or .187" wall thickness. Bulk shipped mailing tubes usually have a wall thickness of .060", .070",
Will USPS ship my poster tubes? I'm only seeing options for "envelopes" or "boxes."
Yes, USPS ships poster tubes. When provided with the option to select "box" or "envelope", select "box". Then enter the outside dimensions of the poster tube: length x width x height (the width and h
Can you print our company logo on glossy paper?
Yes, but we don't recommend it. We suggest printing on kraft or matte paper because glossy paper is "coated" and our liquid ink can smear when it's applied to a "slippery" surface.
What does MSDS stand for? We're a distributor and our customer is asking for it.
MSDS is short for Material Safety Data Sheet . It includes detailed product information. We provide MSDS information upon request for our paper and adhesive (glue).