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Intrigue, Impress and Delight with Can It’s Custom Branded Cans

Filled with your chosen contents, sealed with a Metal Tin Can Closure and Branded with your Custom Artwork

  1. Choose the can size that you need
  2. Choose the closure type that you need (Peel-Off, Plain End or Pull-Ring)
  3. Design your label, or we can design it for you

Supply your contents to us. Whether it be gifts, jelly beans or food – we will seal it inside and brand the cans with your custom-designed label artwork. This type of packaging is a novelty. Your clients will be impressed to receive such a uniquely packaged corporate gift.

Our dedicated and experienced team are on hand to guide you in creating a successful and effective packaging solution for your product or promotion.

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What is a Can Seamer?2019-02-26T06:44:42+02:00
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What is a Can Seamer?

A can seamer is a machine used to seal the lid to the can body. The lid or “end” is usually tinplated steel while the body can be of metal (such as cans for beverages and soups), paperboard (whisky cans) or plastic.

The seam formed is generally leak-proof, but this depends on the product being canned. The seam is made by mechanically overlapping the two layers to form a hook.

Different parameters of the hook are measured and monitored to check the integrity of the seam under different conditions.

The shape of the double seam is determined by the shape of the seamer roll profile and the relative position. During the can seaming process, the seamer chuck holds the can while the rolls rotate around it. Initially, the first operation roll folds the lid (end) and then the second operation rolls tighten the resulting seam.

The first operation seam is critical to avoid problems like wrinkles (tightness issues) and leaks. The shape of the seam is determined by the shape of the first operation roll, the second operation roll, their relative positions and distances, lifter height, lifter pressure. Any damage or problems to the seamer or seamer tools can cause severe problems to the double seam like seam bumps, wrinkles, sharp seams, and open seams.

Canning Methods2019-02-26T06:48:18+02:00

Canning Methods

Food Preservation during the Canning Process

To prevent the food from being spoiled before and during containment, a number of methods are used: pasteurisation, boiling (and other applications of high temperature over a period of time), refrigeration, freezing, drying, vacuum treatment, antimicrobial agents that are natural to the recipe of the foods being preserved, a sufficient dose of ionizing radiation, submersion in a strong saline solution, acid, base, osmotically extreme (for example very sugary) or other microbially-challenging environments.

Other than sterilization, no method is perfectly dependable as a preservative. For example, the microorganism Clostridium botulinum (which causes botulism) can only be eliminated at temperatures above the boiling point of water.

From a public safety point of view, foods with low acidity (a pH more than 4.6) need sterilization under high temperature (116–130 °C). To achieve temperatures above the boiling point requires the use of a pressure canner.

Foods that must be pressure canned include most vegetables, meat, seafood, poultry, and dairy products. The only foods that may be safely canned in an ordinary boiling water bath are highly acidic ones with a pH below 4.6, such as fruits, pickled vegetables, or other foods to which acidic additives have been added.

Bottom line… If you’re in need of a Canning company to package your product – then contact us. Each product requires a different process. We’ve been doing this for over 2 decades and will guide you to the best promotional and packaging solution.

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Process of Making Tins2019-02-26T06:50:32+02:00

What is the process of manufacturing tin cans?

Rimmed three-piece can construction involves several stages;

  • Forming a tube and welding or soldering the seam of the sides
  • Joining the bottom end to the tube
  • Printing or attaching labels to the can
  • Filling the can with content; sterilization or retorting is required for many food products
  • Joining the wall and top “end”.

Double seam rims are crucial to the joining of the wall to a top or bottom surface. An extremely tight fit between the pieces must be accomplished to prevent leakage; the process of accomplishing this radically deforms the rims of the parts. Part of the tube that forms the wall is bent, almost at its end, turning outward through 90 degrees, and then bent further, toward the middle of the tube, until it is parallel to the rest of the tube, a total bend of 180 degrees.

The outer edge of the flat piece is bent against this toward the middle of the tubular wall, until parallel with the wall, turning inward through 90 degrees. The edge of the bent portion is bent further through another 90 degrees, inward now toward the axis of the tube and parallel to the main portion of the flat piece, making a total bend of 180 degrees. It is bent far enough inward that its circular edge is now slightly smaller in diameter than the edge of the tube. Bending it yet further, until it is parallel with the tube’s axis, gives it a total bend of 270 degrees. It now envelops the outward rim of the tube.

Looking outward from the axis of the tube, the first surface is the unbent portion of the tube. Slightly further out is a narrow portion of the top, including its edge. The outward-bent portion of the tube, including its edge, is still slightly further out. Furthest out is the 90-degree-bent portion of the flat surface.

The combined interacting forces, as the portion of the flat surface adjacent to the interior of the tube, is indented toward the middle of the tube and then outward forward the axis of the tube, and the other bent portions of the flat piece and the tube are all forced toward the axis of the tube, drives these five thicknesses of metal against each other from inside and out, forming a “dry” joint so tight that welding or solder is not needed to strengthen or seal it.

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Metal Tin Can Lids, Ends & Closures2019-03-04T07:10:21+02:00

Metal Tin Can Lids

Metal Lids, Ends & Closures for Food Tin Cans


EPOL LIDS | Alufix Peel-Off Lids | Easy Peel-Off Lids

The easy-peelable Alufix Dry membrane for sealing onto tinplate rings provides the can with a safe and convenient closure solution for canned goods. With its aluminium layer, Alufix Dry offers the best possible protection for all dry products which do not require heat treatment after filling.

The Easy Peel-Off Lid (EPOL) is a technology in the food packaging industry, which is gaining market share with respect to the well known Easy Open End (EOE) closure. The EPOL is easier to open and to produce than the EOE closure and consists of two parts: the protact ring and the alufix. The protact ring is made of polymer coated steel and the alufix is an aluminium foil, which is often coated with a peelable PolyPropylene (PP) layer. The polymer layers of protact and alufix are heat sealed together, achieving an airtight closure.

Alufix makes opening a can child’s play! Can It’s peelable lid for sealing onto tinplate rings provides the can with a safe and convenient closure solution. With its aluminium layer, Alufix offers the best possible protection for dry products.

Easy Open Ends | Metal Pull-Ring Lids | EZO LIDS / EOE LIDS

Our easy open ends are made of tinplate and are available for packing foods such as tuna fish, tomato paste, fruits, vegetables, juices, curry, meat, mushrooms, nuts, milk powder, coffee, vegetable oils, motor oils and almost all other types of food and non-food products. These easy open lids are made as ‘full aperture openings’ only. Our ends are suitable for pasteurization, sterilization and retorting.

Outside of the EOE can be gold lacquered or clear lacquered. Our EZO lids are printed with opening instructions. Many of our customers purchase easy open ends with their logo printed on outside of these Can Ends, this requires a certain order quantity. Such printed Can ends are commonly used to increase brand awareness and for running promotion campaigns.

Inside of the Easy Open Covers is usually lacquered. The type of internal lacquer can be epoxy phenolic, organosol or aluminized as per customer request and end application. The colour of internal lacquer can be Gold or Clear. All the lacquers used in our lids are approved by relevant authorities.

Plain End Lids | Open Top Cans with Lids | Food Can Lid

With a lacquer coating on all plain ends, this tin can lid is ideal for any edible or non-edible product. Save on cost with using these standard lids, as opposed to peel-off and pull-ring lids. The buyers and recipients of your tin cans will require a can-opener to open tins which are sealed with this type of closure.

Available with or without ribbing (lines or smooth), keep it simple by having your cans sealed with these lids which are made of the same material as the tin can itself.  Suitable to be branded and printed with your custom design, these lids are great for promotional and marketing use.

Paint Can Lids | Triple Tite Metal Lids | TT Lids / RL Lids

The Triple Tite closure is very suitable for flat plate lids. Tins with this type of closure are sometimes harder to re-close because residue can be left in the rim after the paint is poured out. The TT closure is particularly important for mixed lacquers because the stirrer lid can be clicked into place under the edge. In general, the TT closure is experienced by its users that the lid is more easy to re(open) than an RL closure.

The performance/tightness of the Tripe Tite closure is similar to the RL closure. The TT closure is less closed than an RL closure. For good air-tightness, we advise turning the tin cans upside down after filling, that the air-tightness off the lid/ring connection will be optimal.

  • The TT closure has a flat lid.
  • The TT lid falls in the rim of the tin.
  • The TT closure is used mainly on the professional market.

Plastic Tin Can Lids | Resealable Plastic Lids| SC Lids / LDPE Lids

These plastic lids for open-top cans are pliable and reusable, low-density polyethene (LDPE), natural in colour. The perfect addition to your tin cans if you want them to be reused. Our standard plastic lids are clear (see-through) and can be moulded or printed with your logo on quantity.  Ideal for coffee, biscuits, powder or gifts.

Available in various different diameters. A simple and low-cost addition to your product – don’t forget to add these to your order. These lids make the cans completely resealable and air-tight for keeping your contents fresh and new.

Take note: these lids will only fit once the tins have been sealed or the sharp edges of the tin have been rolled down. Before the tin is sealed, the diameter is wider and will not fit the lids. To have these lids custom printed or moulded would require a large order quantity.

Can I seal tin cans myself?2019-03-04T08:40:02+02:00

Can I seal tin cans myself?

Generally, no. But theoretically, if you plan on large order quantities such as 50 000 or above – yes, you could perform the sealing process yourself and just buy the odds and ends separately from us. It’s not simple, however, and it may be more practical to leave the process for the experts here at Can It. As you’d need large-scale, industrial machinery for preservation, seaming and printing – unless you are planning on a new retail product with guaranteed regular orders – it will cost you more to do it yourself.

If however you still want to seal tin cans yourself, send us an enquiry regarding this. We have various options available, depending on your product.

Can the tins be printed with my design?2019-03-04T09:20:18+02:00

Can the tins be printed with my design?

Absolutely! We love crafting beautiful custom tins

Yes. A great design communicates what your business is, what it does, and why customers should choose you. Our designers take the time to understand and assist you with everything from a logo design to a high-end brochure. Collecting ideas and designs you like is the first step in helping us bring your vision to life. We can build you a company image that is professional and stylish. We’ll deliver a product you will be proud to use.

Can you source the contents I need?2019-03-04T09:30:47+02:00

Can you source the contents I need?

Any contents you need

Everyone likes to get something useful for free. They will keep this product and use it. It carries your name and contact information. It’s a gift that keeps on selling. Promotional products have long been a great supplement to your marketing efforts. Selecting the right product from our extensive list of tins, mugs, chocolates, and more provides a great return on your investment. They can be distributed at events and corporate functions.

Sealed Cans with My product or gift inside2019-09-17T10:56:46+02:00

Unique & creative packaging for your product or promotion

Yes, supply any contents you want – whether it be coffee, gifts or jelly beans – we can seal it inside personalized cans with your choice of closure. Unlike boxes and plastic – our cans are rarely ever discarded – leading the packaging industry with customer retention and brand recognition. Create a memorable promotion with Can It’s vast range of custom sealed cans and tin boxes, constantly driving your message and branding through, subliminally displaying your brand wherever our cans are found.

Sealed Cans with My product or gift inside

Can I supply my own contents for sealing?


Sealed Tin Cans

What is your sampling process?2019-01-28T12:40:06+02:00
  1. Browse our vast range of sizes and shapes to find the perfect match
  2. Carefully select the sizes and their respective unit codes that interest you
  3. Provide us with all the unit codes and their required quantities, respectively.
  4. Receive a quotation from us for your approval
  5. Follow the design process as outlined in this article, or alternatively, provide your own artwork. If you require unbranded, plain samples you can skip this step.
  6. Proceed with placing your order by requesting an invoice and making payment
  7. Receive the samples via courier or collection.
Can I supply my own unique design for the tins?2019-01-24T09:34:53+02:00

 Absolutely, you CAN! 


In terms of the design for your custom tin containers, the options are virtually endless!

With years of experience and know-how, Can It will collaborate with you to create a visually engaging tin box which meet your requirements and campaign-needs, increasing your brand recognition and boosting your product promotion. We specialize in the manufacturing and supply of custom tin boxes that turn heads, beg to be touched and held, that increase perceived value and clearly set your product, in its custom tin packaging, apart from the competition.

What is your design process for creating custom tins?2019-01-28T13:01:00+02:00

1. Conceptualize

The definition of conceptualization is the critical and creative thinking process of envisioning an idea or concept. When you brainstorm about a new product and you come up with the brand guidelines to bring the product to market, this is an example of conceptualization.

Our product designers will assist and guide you every step of the way, in a systematic approach, conceptualizing, evaluating and collaborating new ideas with you, turning them into tangible inventions and successful products for your launch or promotion.

2. Evaluate & Rethink

Evaluate, address and clarify your project’s needs. With the creative process underway, now is the time to clarify the other important factors such as the tin size, order quantity and distribution needs for your project. Engage Can It as the custom tin manufacturer for your tin packaging requirements and we manage everything for you – tin proof samples, mass-manufacturing, packing in export cartons, freight, insurance, customs, duty, logistics and delivery to your doorstep.

Whether in the USA, Britain, South Africa or elsewhere – request and you will receive an ‘all for one’ all-inclusive price per finished item. We do all the work so you can focus on your core business.

3. Talk it and Chalk it

Now that you’ve conceptualized the finished product and clarified the other aspects to your order, it’s time to design your custom tin package from Can It. If you are using your own graphic illustrator or team of designers, please simply request the artwork size from us. In the event that you are using our creative team, please provide a comprehensive artwork brief to us.

Things to consider: colours, logo, brand guidelines, engaging text, legal terms, best before, contact details. The more descriptive brief you provide, the more we will be able to design something which presents your brand and conveys your message. Contact our team to discuss today.

4. Improve & Conclude

Discuss branding methods and the choice of branding material with your Can It expert. Finalize the changes and improvements regarding the design of your tins and conclude your order by providing artwork approval to us. Once we receive your approval, the manufacturing process is underway and there will be no further way to make changes. Ensure you are 100% happy by only providing approval once you are completely satisfied with the design.

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Even the most ornate cardboard package will be discarded once the product inside is used. But your custom tin packaging, with your company logo and unique design, will be kept around for years and your custom tin boxes will look brand new without any loss in colour years from now. Can It tin boxes are not only very attractive at first sight but are also likely to become a keepsake or collectable item – or at the very least a storage compartment for what have you!