Custom Cardboard Tubes

Custom Printed Cardboard Tubes

Cardboard tubes, also known as paper tubes, provide a unique way to package products in round packaging instead of the standard square box. Similar to rigid boxes, cardboard tubes are rigid in nature, and are the ideal choice for products that are cylindrical or round in nature. Use cardboard tubes to package items such as lipsticks, cosmetics, products in cans, fragile items such as glass bottles, or rolled up posters and banners.

Premium Paper Tubes

Fully customizable

Cardboard tubes can be fully customized in print to suit your product and brand vision. Get printed paper tubes for an elevated unboxing experience that make a lasting impression.

Sturdy & durable

Cardboard tubes are made of thick materials and structurally stronger than square boxes (owing to their cylindrical shape). Custom tubes can be made custom-sized to fit your products perfectly, so they can be transported with even more peace of mind.

MOQ from 1000 units

Minimums starting from 1000 units per size or design.

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Paper Tube Packaging

Paper tube packaging is both functional and visually appealing, providing a unique shape that can make a product stand out. This form of packaging is also highly customizable, environmentally friendly, and made with sturdy, rigid cardboard to protect products inside. Choose how you want to customize your tube packaging with a tailored size, unique print, and custom finish.

PackMojo Custom Cardboard Tubes

Technical Specs: Cardboard Tubes

An overview of the standard customizations available for custom printed cardboard tubes.


Custom cardboard tubes are rigid in nature and range from 800-1600gsm in thickness depending on the size of the tube. These materials contain at least 50% post-consumer content (recycled waste).


Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS) paper that yields high quality print.

Brown Kraft

Unbleached brown paper that is ideal for only black or white print.


All packaging is printed with soy-based ink, which is eco-friendly and produces much brighter and vibrant colors.

Compare CMYK & Pantone


CMYK is the most popular and cost effective color system used in print.


For accurate brand colors to be printed and is more expensive than CMYK.


Coating is added to your printed designs to protect it from scratches and scuffs.

Compare varnish & lamination


A plastic coated layer that protects your designs from cracks and tears, but not eco-friendly.

Biodegradable Lamination

More expensive than standard lamination and doesn't protect your designs as well, but is eco-friendly.


Top off your packaging with a finish option that completes your package.

Compare finishes


Smooth and non-reflective, overall softer look.


Shiny and reflective, more prone to fingerprints.


Semi-shiny, in between a matte and glossy look.

Soft touch

Looks like a matte finish, but feels like velvet.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the minimum order quantity for cardboard tubes?

1000 units. The MOQ is based on every unique tube (e.g. size, design).

Where is your packaging produced?

Our packaging is produced with our vetted network of suppliers in China and shipped directly from China to your destination.

What are your lead times?

Production typically takes 12-16 days, and 16-21 days for larger volume orders. Shipping times will depend on the shipping channel you choose. Read more about the full process here.

How long does shipping take?

Air freight options range from 7-21 days, while ocean freight options range from 26-71 days. If you need some packaging expedited earlier, consider splitting your shipment between air and ocean!

Can I purchase a sample before placing an order?

Absolutely! We have a range of sample types for different purposes. Whether you're looking to test the size of your box or want to verify colors and artwork, we've got you covered. Explore all sample options here.

Can you provide me with a dieline template?

Dielines are provided after you've placed your order for a sample or production.

What format should I provide my artwork to you in?

Please send us your artwork in a dieline file (PDF or AI format) that can be edited in Adobe Illustrator. Please keep the dieline as a separate layer in your AI file, and be sure to follow all of these dieline design tips to ensure your artwork file is production-ready.

Custom Paper Tube Ordering Process

A simple, 6-step process to getting custom printed tube packaging.

1. Get a quote

Go to the platform and configure your cardboard tubes to get a quote.

2. Purchase a sample (optional)

Get a sample of your cardboard tubes to test size and quality before starting a bulk order.

3. Place your order

Choose your preferred shipping method and place your order on our platform.

4. Upload artwork

Add your artwork to the dieline template we'll create for you upon placing your order.

5. Start production

Once your artwork is approved, we'll start production, which typically takes 12-16 days.

6. Ship packaging

After passing quality assurance, we'll ship your packaging to your specified location(s).

Get Started with Cardboard Tube Packaging Today

Continue to the platform to customize your paper tubes and get a quote.