Poster Tubes

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Poster tubes are a type of mailing or shipping tube that are used to safely transport roll-able, unframed art that cannot be folded. They may also carry items like blueprints, large papers, signs, banners and important documents that must remain uncreased. They provide adequate protection against denting, dropping, crushing and bending that may occur because of rough handling during transit.

Poster tubes are inexpensive and easily purchased at any post office, shipping store or office supply store. They may also be bought in bulk from an online cardboard tube manufacturer by businesses that ship large amounts of valuable paper products like architecture firms and poster stores. Poster tubes are available in many different sizes to accommodate the large range of items with different lengths and widths, although most are not longer than 48 inches to comply with shipping standards. Some are telescoping, meaning they are adjustable and may retract or expand. All tubes made of cardboard, no matter what their purpose, may be used multiple times. When they are worn and must be disposed, they are easily recycled. When shipping internationally, use a tube that is specifically made for heavy-duty applications. Read More…Request for Quote

Poster Tubes Poster tubes are a type of mailing or shipping tube that are used to safely transport roll-able, unframed art that cannot be folded. They may also carry items like blueprints, large papers, signs, banners and important documents that must remain uncreased.

Leading Manufacturers

Cleveland, OH  |  800-882-9002

As a member of the Member of the Independent Converters Association, we know our business and the business of cardboard tubes.

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Ace Paper Tube Corporation $$$

Greeneville, TN  |  423-638-1284

Valk Industries provides engineering and manufacturing services for cardboard tubes as well as custom thermoformed items like clamshells, blister packs, trays and filler material.

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Valk Industries, Inc. $$$

Beloit, WI  |  800-393-7917

Western Container partners with the world`s top spiral tube equipment designers & paperboard manufacturers, to bring our customers the very best paper tubing and precision cores.

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Western Container Corp. $$$

Canton, MA  |  781-963-5555

We want to help you put your product in a tube! We offer tubes and mailers, cores, convolute tubes, paper tubes and many more! Our research and development department works around the clock in order to ensure that the products we offer are among the most technologically innovative in the industry!

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Marshall Paper Tube Company, Inc. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  312-243-6050

Chicago Mailing Tube is a premier manufacturer of custom paper tubes, containers, and cores, providing products that are both high quality and economical.

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Chicago Mailing Tube $$$

Dallas, TX  |  800-422-5108

Here at Paper Tubes and Sales we are a proven manufacturer of high quality cardboard tubes. These products are ideal for a multitude of industries and our teams are available to assist you with determining the best paper tube for your application.

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Paper Tubes & Sales $$$

Milwaukee, WI  |  414-988-7141

For quality, 100% recyclable cardboard tubes, look no further than Heartland Products. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we serve customers throughout the United States with the highest quality products.

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Heartland Products Group LLC $$$
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These tubes are made from wood pulp fibers and are cylindrical in shape. The cardboard material is composed of several layers that are cut into ribbons, coated with adhesive or fibers for reinforcement and wrapped around a mandrel in the desired shape of the tube at a continuous angle.

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The long paper tube is then cut to size. Poster tubes protect fragile paper products better than cardboard boxes not only because of their round shape, but they also have dense, thick walls that provide more strength. It's important to choose the right size of tube. A large tube may damage the product because it might slide back and fourth. If it is too small, there may not be enough room for the poster and a cap or folded end. Optimally, the tube should be slightly longer than the rolled item. The ends are plugged by caps that are snapped on or glued and made of plastic, metal or wood. The ends might also be crimped and glued together. Some poster tube exteriors are covered in kraft paper to provide a nice finish, colors, text designs or images. Some more expensive poster tubes are waterproof and covered in a polyester canvas. They often have zippers, shoulder straps and compartments. These are not used for mailing, but rather personal transport.

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