What types of paper are used for custom paper tubes


As we all know, cardboard tube is spirally wound by pap […]

As we all know, cardboard tube is spirally wound by paper tube box multiple layers of paper. And it is an easy question for us if asked about the material of paper tubes. But if looking further into the types of paper, there is much more to say.As a paper tube packaging manufacturer and supplier, today we will be going deep to explore the varying paper types used to produce paper tubes.Depending on specific packaging needs, varying layers of paper are spirally wound and glued together to acquire different wall thickness, such as 1.5mm thick for single layer wall thickness in wine bottle tube packaging.The paper used to form the tube body is mainly uncoated paper.


Uncoated paper is the kind of paper that has no additional coating or finish, which mainly includes cardboard, kraft paper  grey board.And among them, the most common paper stock used to form cardboard tube body is black cardboard, white cardboard, brown kraft paper and grey board low grade post-consumer recycled paper stock).If the tube packaging is designed to be black on the whole, black cardboard is the best choice to create a solid matte black tube body.When it comes to cosmetics and personal care product packaging like serum, essential oil, supplement pills packaging, brand owners may prefer the tube package to to be rustic so that it aligns with the organic and natural product image.


In this case, kraft paper would be the best paper stock for the cardboard cylinder body.In many other cases, if not specifically requested, most of the paper tube body are made of white cardboard. The white cardboard is much flexible to match all kinds of graphics and artwork designs, avoiding the overall tube packaging being weird-looking.We are familiar with custom printed paper tubes. And many people may presume the art / graphics design is directly printed on the surface of the tubes. Actually it is not the case.


The brand artwork or graphics design will be printed on paper, which is done by professional printing factory. Also, the finishes like embossing and debossing, foil stamping and other coating will be processed on this printed paper.After all the printing and coating is complete, this piece of printed paper will be wrapped around the plain tube body. And all the graphics design  desired finish is displayed to make the tubes printed-looking or special -looking.As to the paper used for outer wrap, there is much more flexibility w/ a wide range of paper types to choose from: coated paper art paper, uncoated paper kraft paper, cardboard specialty paper similar to fancy paper special textures, colors, patterns. Each paper type will present a unique packaging style.

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