Choosing the right postal tubes
When it comes to sending rolled items, choosing the right postal tubes can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice:
Length: Be sure to consider both the overall length and usable length of the postal tube. Most carriers have a length limit, and it's important to know the usable length to ensure your item fits properly. Leave some extra room to avoid damaging your item during insertion.
Width/Diameter: The width of the tube should be determined by the item you're sending. A poster will require a narrower diameter than an oil painting. Roll your item as tightly as possible and measure the diameter to find the right size tube.
Strength/Wall Thickness: The wall thickness of the tube is what gives it its strength, and the value of your item will determine the thickness you should aim for. A minimum wall thickness of 1.5mm is recommended for less valuable items, while more valuable items will require thicker walls. We offer stock tubes with 2mm, 3mm, and even 4mm walls, and we can also custom make tubes to your specific requirements.
Securing Caps: Securing the caps will add strength to the tube and protect your items. Stapling the caps into place is a great way to ensure the tube can withstand air pressure and protect your items from damage.
If you need more help, don't hesitate to contact us for advice. When it comes to postal tubes, we offer a wide variety of options and we're happy to help you find the perfect one for your needs.