Selecting the Right Paper for Your Pre-Rolled Cones

Pre-rolled cones made with paper are by far the most popular used today for cannabis and other smoking herbs. These cones make filling and packing pre-rolls quick and easy. There are various types of paper available to meet the needs of cannabis smokers. The choice between wood, rice, hemp, and other fibers depends on taste, smoking speed, bearing capacity, and other factors.

Using a quality pre-rolled cone can make the rolling process consistent, much simpler, and straightforward.

Thanks to the introduction of the STM Rocketbox pre-roll machine, it was developed to maximize joint production and significantly reduce labor costs. Able to roll 453 pre-rolled cones in 3 minutes, the Rocketbox is the pinnacle of pre-roll machines.

Each type of rolling paper has its characteristics that attract different types of smokers.

White and Brown Papers

Rolling papers can have different porosities to control ventilation and burning rate. Also, the paper may contain additional substances that reduce combustion, stabilize the paper, smoke, and ash. White rolling papers generally have a chemical appearance due to calcium chloride or carbonate, which contributes to delay combustion.

Wood Pulp Paper

The wood pulp paper is the most widely used in rolling, and they have been around for over a century. They can also be mixed with other fibers, and their consistency makes handling easier. The wood pulp is solid, and the realistic texture of this paper makes them practical for beginners because they retain their shape well, even in the presence of low humidity or sweaty hands. Pulp papers generally have an average burn rate.

Rice Paper

The best rice papers are made with natural ingredients, which mean they are mostly pressed and processed rice. These papers are generally thinner than others. They’re less harsh on the lungs, however, it can take little effort to run. This smooth paper may not stick well between your fingers and is quite vulnerable to certain conditions, especially in the humid air.


Its color is mostly light brown, as cannabis users generally don’t like the bleaching process. Hemp papers are thicker and harder than rice papers, offering excellent adhesion when rolled. However, they have a similar tendency to absorb (and eventually release) moisture. They have an average burn rate and go out less often than rice papers.

Start maximizing your pre-roll production

Choosing the right quality of paper for pre-rolled cones is essential for the production process, as this will determine the end product of your joints.

STM offers the highest quality pre-rolled cones in a variety of paper types, colors, and sizes to meet your business’s needs. All of our cones are compatible with the RocketBox and Mini-Rocketbox machines.

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  • The RocketBox 2.0’s user-friendly design easily fills & packs more efficiently with accurate weights than the competition.
  • RocketBox 2.0 is twice as fast as the original and up to 7x faster than our competitors.
  • User-Friendly software measures target weights using a built-in density calculator with one-touch repeatable results.
  • Exclusive Adjustable Top Tray and Lift Plate technology improves fill rate and accuracy.
  • Comprehensive 1-year parts & labor warranty with optional extended warranty to double production.

The RocketBox commercial pre-roll machine is designed with durability in mind and is engineered with industrial grade components and food grade materials. We have clients who have produced millions of pre-rolls using the RocketBox without incident.

Our RocketBox product is built to last and will become an asset for your cannabis facilities for many years to come.

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