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Building Custom Kraft Paper Tubes: 6 Essential Questions

Kraft paper tubes are a versatile and eco-friendly packaging solution, consisting of a sturdy kraft paperboard core and a smooth kraft paper surface. Their unique properties, derived from the strength of kraft paper, make them highly protective and resistant to moisture, making them an excellent choice for a variety of applications, from shipping and mailing to packaging delicate items like documents and posters. Moreover, kraft paper tube can be customized with your branding, making them an ideal choice for businesses looking to make a lasting impression.

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1. What Are Kraft Paper Tubes?

Kraft paper tubes are crafted by combining a kraft paperboard core with a smooth kraft paper surface. This combination ensures both strength and moisture resistance, making them a reliable choice for safeguarding your goods during transport. Notably, they are not just for shipping; they are also perfect for storing items like documents and posters that can’t be folded. Additionally, you have the option to personalize them with your branding.

2. Understanding the Structure and Materials

Kraft paper tube consist of three main parts: the innermost layer, the liner, and the outermost layer. The innermost layer can be tailored to be water-resistant, moisture-resistant, or food-grade, depending on your requirements. The liner is a thick kraft paper core, giving the tube its cylindrical shape. The outermost layer is the visible surface.

Types of Paper Tube Cores

The raw kraft paper is processed into multiple layers to create different thicknesses for paper tubes. These layers are then cut into paper pipes of varying lengths, forming the core of the paper tube. These cores can be paired with different innermost layers, resulting in various structural options for your paper tubes.

Surface Paper
The outermost layer of paper tubes is typically kraft paper with weights ranging from 80g to 450g. The most commonly used weight falls within the 80g-150g range. Additionally, you can choose from a variety of colors such as brown, red, white, and black. Brown kraft paper is the most popular choice.

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3. Can Kraft Paper Tubes Be Printed On?

Kraft paper can indeed be printed on, creating an aged or vintage appearance. Due to the thickness of kraft paper, the printing effect may differ from that on white paper. The outcome also depends on the printing method employed. Below, you can see an example of printing on kraft paper tubes for reference.

4. Surface Finishing Options

When it comes to surface finishing, several options are available for paper tubes, including gold/silver stamping, silkscreen printing, embossing, debossing, and spot UV. However, it’s important to note that lamination is not suitable for paper tube because kraft paper lacks the coated layer required for lamination.

5. Applications of Kraft Paper Tubes

Kraft paper tubes find applications across various industries:

  • Food Industry: Kraft paper tubes with inert paper liners are ideal for packaging food products as they prevent reactions between the packaging and the food, ensuring product safety.
  • Apparel Packaging: Paper tubes offer a unique and convenient packaging solution for apparel. Garments can be neatly rolled and stored within these tubes.
  • Cosmetics Industry: To combat plastic waste, the cosmetics industry can opt for kraft paper tubes as an eco-friendly alternative for product packaging.
  • Storage and Shipping: Kraft paper tube are perfect for storing important documents that cannot be folded. These documents can be securely rolled and preserved within the tubes.
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6. What to Expect When You Contact Us

When you reach out to us at Artaş Pack, you can anticipate the following steps:

  • As we don’t stock raw paper tubes and every order is customized, we will need you to provide the height and diameter specifications for your packaging tubes.
  • If you’re unsure about the size, simply share the dimensions of your product, and we’ll assist you in determining the appropriate size.
  • Our team will provide you with a die-cut template for your paper tube, allowing your designer to create a customized design.

Don’t hesitate to contact us using the form below. We are here to assist you in creating the perfect custom paper tubes for your unique needs.