Postal Tubes

Cardboard Postal Tubes

Postal tubes for storage and shipping of plans, posters, and prints. Supplied with white plastic end caps. Allow 30 mm for the plastic endcap diameter when ordering.

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Macfarlane Packaging cardboard postal tubes are ideal for sending artwork, prints, plans or posters. Supplied with white end caps, our postal tubes are perfect for storing, sending, and protecting your posters, prints, certificates, or just about any document which can be rolled. Our postage tubes are tough cardboard tubes designed to mail large sheets like posters and technical drawings. The tubes come with end pieces to keep everything together while in transit.

  • Ideal for storing and shipping plans, prints, and posters
  • Supplied with white plastic end caps
  • The diameter of the postal tube is taken from the internal tube wall
  • Please allow 30 mm for the plastic endcap

What are cardboard postal tubes and what are they used for?

Postal tubes are cylindrical cardboard tubes used for mailing items that cannot fit in an envelope. They can be used for a variety of items, such as posters, architectural drawings, and clothes.

The tube is sealed at one end and the item is inserted into the open end. The tube is then rolled up like a scroll and secured with adhesive tape or a Postal Tube Band. Finally, the tube is placed in a larger mailing container for delivery.

How to choose the right postal tube size

When choosing a postal tube, you need to consider the size of the item you're going to post. Tubes come in a range of sizes, so it's important to pick the right one. If your item is too large for the tube, it could be damaged during transit.

Here are some guidelines for choosing the right postal tube size:

  • For small items such as papers or prints, use a 38mm postal tube.
  • For larger items such as paintings or posters, use a 50mm postal tube.
  • For very large items such as carpets or rugs, use a 76mm postal tube.