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  • Strong brown and black cardboard postal tubes with a plastic cap
  • For sending and protecting artwork, prints, plans or posters in the post
  • Supplied with white polyethylene end caps to secure items inside
  • Kraft paper outer layer provides a professional finish and tear resistance
  • Looking for a low-cost alternative to round tubes? Try our triangular postal tubes
  • Dimensions shown: length x internal diameter

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Postal tubes

What are postal tubes?

Our postal tubes are excellent options for packaging artwork, posters or any other items that can be rolled into a neat and compact cylinder. This method of packing is extremely effective for minimising the size of your parcel which in turn slashes postal costs and optimises your storage space. Available in either a traditional natural brown or a sleek black hue, these containers serve stylish simplicity and premium protection at a highly competitive price. Exude modern sophistication with a hint of drama by selecting our new jet-black option or highlight the environmental qualities of the postal cylinder with our authentic kraft shade.

What is kraft paper?

Both varieties are created from kraft paper which uses a self-sustaining process of manufacture almost entirely reliant on recovered and reused resources. As a result, the tubes are 100% recyclable, although the exceptional strength of kraft in comparison to other paper products makes them perfectly suited to reusing time and time again. Become an advocate for sustainability, enhance the green credentials of your business and enjoy the hardwearing durability of kraft with this wonderfully simple, yet versatile concept.

How much protection do they offer?

Your precious paper products require reliable protection against creasing or rips which could otherwise occur during transit and these cylindrical tubes are the perfect solution. By utilising our size guide, you can select a tube that encases your item tightly, preventing movement within the package and ensuring that the goods arrive in the exact condition in which you packed them. Rest assured that the kraft construction is strong and tear-resistant, safeguarding against any damages. All our cylinders are supplied with white polyethylene end caps to further secure the contents and provide a safe passage without the need for any additional tape.

It is worth noting that these caps will marginally reduce the overall useable length of the postal tubes. Therefore, we have included the lengths of each end cap in the table below which should be subtracted from the lengths provided for the tubes in order to calculate the length that can be filled.

Tube diameter Length per end cap
25 - 75mm 10mm
76 - 100mm 12mm
101mm or above 20mm


Paper size guide
Paper size Dimensions (mm) Dimensions (inches)
A0 841 x 1189 33.11 x 46.81
A1 594 x 841 23.39 x 33.11
A2 420 x 594 16.54 x 23.39
A3 297 x 420 11.69 x 16.54
A4 210 x 297 8.27 x 11.69
A5 148 x 210 5.83 x 8.27
A6 105 x 148 4.13 x 5.83
Paper size diagram

recycling code 2
Click here for our recycling guide


Video: Postal tubes demonstration
Demonstrating the various uses for different-sized postal tubes.

Our postal tubes come in a variety of lengths and diameters.

Our mid-range sizes are ideal for A3, A2 or A1 posters.

All sizes include plastic end caps.

Extra-large tubes can be used to protect banners and long objects such as golf clubs and fishing rods.

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