View Full Version : Source for empty tubes

08-25-2001, 03:42 AM
I, as many of you, go through tubes like they're going out of style. Kremer charges a buck a peice for tubes, which seems a little expensive to me -- I'm sure Winsor and Newton doesn't pay a dollar per tube. :-) Does anyone know of a less expensive source? Buying in bulk is OK; if I have to spend a few hundred dollars for a thousand tubes, that's OK. It just means that I won't have to buy more tubes for many years.

Any input is appreciated.

Linda Boebinger
08-25-2001, 10:19 AM
I was just online the other day placing an order with Daniel Smith and noticed they sell all the equipment for mixing your own oils, including tubes. I didn't pay much attention to the price of the tubes, since I'm not at a stage where I want to add another unknown to the equation, but you might check out their website.

Good luck.

08-25-2001, 07:42 PM
You think a buck a piece is expensive! Daniel Smith's price for an empty unlined 37ml aluminum tube is $8.50 ea...they go down to about $6.75 each in quantities of 13 or more.

Heck, most of the paints I buy don't even cost that much.