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  1. #1
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    lil_tuffy's Avatar

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    May 2002
    San Francisco

    Default Triangular Mailing Tubes

    So... I switched to Triangle Mailing Tubes a few months ago and have been pretty happy. Not a single one has been crushed or shredded and that has saved me quite a bit of money. Previously, about 1 in 25 tubes would get destroyed and I'd swallow the cost of replacing the poster and re-shipping.

    They're slightly more expensive and a bit more time consuming to package but that seems to be worth it in the long run.

    But... over xmas, I gave my brother-in-law some posters as a gift and use a triangle tube to carry them on the plane with me. When he opened it and removed the posters I noticed that they were a bit wavey. None of my customers have complained about this yet but I'm worried it's a matter of time until that happens. I'm guessing the solution is to pre-roll with craft paper and tape it secure the roll but then I'm worried that the poster might bounce around inside the box.

    Anyone have any experience with this?

    Here are the tubes for reference: Triangle Tubes in Stock - ULINE

  2. #2
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    Nov 2002


    yep, here in canada you pay extra to mail a tube as apposed to a triangle, something about the tubes rolling around and off sorting equipment... but I pre-roll, tape and stuff some packing paper or peanuts around to prevent it from banging around inside the triangle. I even used to ship mailing tube inside of the triangle but the added weight cost too much.
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  3. #3
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    That's interesting. I like the idea of not running out of caps or having way more caps than tubes, and not having them roll all over my car... but they're almost twice the price. OTOH, they store flat. Huh. I might try 50 out and see what they're like.


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