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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
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
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.
Do you offer quantity discounts?
Yes. The high the quantity, the lower the unit price. Quantity discounts do not apply to shipping charges. Our 3" ID x .125" Tape Cores & Label Cores , available online, are already discounted.
I received a quote for 3" ID x .125" thick cores. I just noticed the pricing on your website, for the same size, is different? Why?
The 3" ID x .125" thick cores we sell online are ready-to-ship. The quantity, weight and size is standardized so they are ready to ship via UPS the next business day. Custom orders are made to order w