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Vape 101

How do I properly fill up a vape cartridge?

Most of the vape cartridges on the market are top-fill, meaning that you will fill them from the top (underneath the mouthpiece). First, make sure your oil solution is cool before you inject any oil into the empty vape cartridge. If your solution is still warm it could damage some of the seals inside the cartridge which will cause leak issues. Second, inject the solution very slowly and on a slight angle when hand-filling to reduce back pressure on the inside components. Lastly, cap the mouthpiece quickly after filling it and set the vape cartridge upside down for 12-24 hours. There are gases that cause expansion shortly after they are poured into the cartridge. If you leave the cartridge upright (not upside down) the gases tend to push through the bottom of the 510 thread (the path of least resistance) taking the oil solution with it. When you invert the cartridges (upside down) for 12-24 hours the pressure is able to be released through the 510 thread without taking any oil with it. 

 

What is the most common vape cartridge size?

The most common size is either 0.5ml or 1.0ml. Over 80 percent of the vape cartridges we sell are either 0.5ml or 1.0ml. The 0.3ml and 0.8ml cartridges make up the other 20% of our business. The 0.3ml are good for samples. We have quite a few clients that buy the 0.3ml to give people the opportunity to try their product before committing to a larger purchase. The 0.8ml are the perfect medium for people that think the 0.5ml is too small and the 1.0ml too large. 

 

What are the advantages of buying 1.0ml vape cartridges?

It seemed like all of 2017 people were only interested in the 0.5ml size. As the cost of oil solution decreased it became feasible to offer a larger 1.0ml cartridge that was double the size of the 0.5ml. The 1.0ml cartridges are a win-win situation. They are good for the manufacturers and the end customer. It takes half the time to fill one 1.0ml cartridge than it does to fill two 0.5ml ones. Plus, less materials, less labor, and a larger sale. The customer wins because they receive a discount for buying a 1ml cartridge over two separate 0.5ml cartridges. 

 

What's better wick or ceramic coil?

This has a lot to do with preference. Both are good in their own respects. Some people complain that the wick gives off a burnt taste, but we have heard the same issue with ceramic coils. Wick cartridges are very dependable and good to the last drop (they get every last bit of oil) whereas ceramic coil carts tend to leave some solution behind. But ceramic carts are ultimately cleaner and provide the most optimal vaping experience which is why all the big professional atomizers are made with ceramic or quartz coils as opposed to wicks. There are still some large brands that use wick cartridges, although most companies are switching to glass and metal ceramic coil vape cartridges. 

 

What is the best vape cartridge on the market?

We have probably sold over a million cartridges since we started in this business and without a doubt the best cartridge is the High-End vape cartridge. It has the lowest defect rate in the industry. We have sold a ton of different styles and its the one cartridge that never fails people. It has less than a 1 percent defect rate and holds up to any oil solution thick or thin. They are also one of our most expensive vape cartridges, but as the old adage goes "you get what you pay for."  The second best cartridge (in our opinion) is the silver-leak proof style which is better suited for thinner oils and not advised for thicker oil solutions. 

 

Why won't my vape cartridge work with my vape battery?

This is a typical situation. Some batteries are not powerful enough to work with certain vape cartridges. For example, the automatic 280mah batteries (that have no push-button) only work with wick style cartridges. If you try to hook up one of these skinny non-push button batteries to a ceramic coil cartridge, it will not work. There are certain batteries that will work with any vape cartridge. The 650mah, 900mah, and 1100mah push button style (that we carry on our website) work with any cartridge on the market. 

 

What is the max voltage I want to use with the 510 thread cartridges?

We would advise not to go over 4.0 volts. We prefer 3.5 - 3.7 volts. Any more than 4 volts and you have a good chance to fry out the wick or ceramic coil. If you fry the wick or coil then you have a useless cartridge. You will have to extract whatever oil you can (you will lose some oil that will be unextractable) and transfer it over to a new cartridge. It is time consuming, messy, and you will need a special syringe to remove whatever oil you can. We have seen this time and time again when we test a new battery, one puff off a strong battery and the cartridge is done for it. We learned our lesson to make sure all batteries are set below 4.0 volts before testing.

 

Can I have a logo printed on the outside of the vape cartridge?

Yes, absolutely.  We have the ability to print on glass, plastic, wood, ceramic, etc.  However, your logo will have to be concise and legible. We will have to take your logo and shrink it to fit on the small surface area. When we shrink the logo design, some fine details may not show up. Busy logos that contain a lot of things going on will be hard to fit on a vape cartridge. Simple, concise logos work the best.  We have several clients that simplify their original logo so that it can fit the cartridge and be clear enough to read.  

 

How long does it take to receive custom logo vape cartridges?

It normally takes between 3-4 weeks for custom orders. However, in the beginning of 2019 we are going to offer in-house custom logo service in as little as 7 days or less.  We will be able to custom logo vape cartridges, batteries, boxes, stickers, and other packaging all in house with fast turnaround times and competitive pricing!