Label tubes are made from cardboard tubes that are custom printed and coated for enhanced overall quality and aesthetics. These are laminated and wrapped with customized printing for applications that require a labeled or printed packaging, thereby adding great value to a product.
To be able to add custom prints to a label tube, custom printed stock papers are wrapped in the tube itself, which is done by an automatic paper tube labeling machine; they are not printed on the tube itself. The printed paper will be rolled, then pressed to adhere to the tube’s surface with two contact rollers. The material selection for the labels and glues to be used will depend on its application, whether in the food, manufacturing or in the consumer industry. These tubes are often coated with scratch-resistant aqueous coatings to maintain their quality in the long run. Finally, miscellaneous, or secondary processes, may be done according to the manufacturer or to the customer demand, and these are embossing, stamping, the addition of gloss UV and metallic ink.
One of the main benefits of these types of tubes is its adaptability to using different materials (e.g. tube types, sizes, labeling mediums). The customization for these tubes is endless, customers may utilize any type of paper tubes and may design their own labels in accordance with the finished output that they desire. The labeling materials for these tubes (e.g.litho, semi-gloss, high gloss paper, foil, and fluorescent paper) are widely available and versatile due to the fact that these are also commonly used for other applications. Other than external improvements, and depending on customer requirements, these label tubes may also be lined with materials that will make it food-grade, grease-proof, and water-resistant.
Label tubes are an economic and sustainable way to upgrade storage and packaging needs for different ranges of products. In the industries where these are used on high-end tools and industrial-grade paraphernalia, these tubes are wrapped with special film or resin type materials (depending on the manufacturer) to maintain and ensure its quality and structural integrity. For the consumer side of things in the food industry, composite type tubes are labeled and lined with food-grade materials. Generally, label tubes are sought after by customers who value great aesthetics for their products and these can be seen as canisters for gifts, promotional products, and luxurious packaging.