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It is a lot of work to start a factory from the ground up, especially if you are making a product that is not common in Australia. Luckily these days there is a lot more support online and it can be really useful for entrepreneurs to talk to other people who have started manufacturing in Australia rather than going overseas. This blog has a range of handy resources for people who are looking to manufacture a new product in Australia, including links to industry groups, government associations and technical resources that can help to maximise your chances of starting a successful manufacturing operation.

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How to pick the perfect mailing tube

For most letters and documents, standard envelopes are fine, but there are many things you need to send that won't fit easily into an envelope. Perhaps you need to send wide-format documents, posters, pictures or something else with an irregular shape. If it won't fit into an envelope, then you will need to find a suitable mailing tube to offer sufficient protection and to transport the item safely to its destination. There are a great many types of mailing tubes available, so you will need to spend a few minutes thinking through your options and deciding which tube is most suitable for your item.

What shape and size of tube do you need?

If you want to send an item which can be easily rolled up then a standard round tube is probably the best choice. Round may be the most common, but it is far from the only type of mailing tube on offer. You can also purchase tubes that are triangular, square or even flat. Whatever the shape of your item, there is a perfect mailing tube to match. In addition to the shape of the tube, you will need to consider what the length of the mailing tube should be. The tube needs to be long enough to accommodate the contents without squashing them, but you don't want to pay for a longer tube than you need. If you want to send something of an unusual length, then why not consider an adjustable tube that can be made to accommodate the exact length of the contents?

Do you need extra protection?

If you want to send an item that is particularly fragile, then you will need to look for durable mailing tubes or tubes with reinforced corners that will reduce the risk of damage during transit. You may also want to consider a padded tube to provide some cushioning for the contents and stop them moving around during transit.

Sealing your mailing tube

Once the contents have been carefully inserted into the tube, you can't afford to forget the end caps. Sometimes you can get self-sealing mailing tubes, and these can be convenient, but for for added security, choosing a tube that is fitted with plastic end caps is a great idea.

Colour makes an impression

Not everything about your mailing tube has to be about convenience and protection. Why not use your mailing tubes to make a branding statement? The tube is the first thing your customer sees, so it should say something about your business. Choosing bright, attractive colours offers a unique opportunity to stand out from your competitors and be noticed by your customers.