about us

RIPS® is the original rolling paper on a roll.

Here's how it all began:

_1970s

RIPS started life as a family run printers in the early 1970s.

In 1972 RIPS® capitalised on the emerging hairdressing industry and started to produce perm papers. They soon became the largest supplier of perm papers on the market with the brand "Pollié".

_1980s

During the 1970s and early 80s, under the brand name FLAG, RIPS® began making cigarette papers sold in Union Jack, Welsh and various European flag packaging. The product was supported by a campaign targeting the male roller with the strapline "For a man like you ..."

Finding it hard to compete with major UK brands with similar products, 1982 saw the launch of RIPS®, the original rolling paper on a roll!

The product originally launched with regular Red and Kingsize Blue widths. In 1986 a slim width Green rice paper was introduced.

_1990s

In 1993 100% hemp papers were launched. In 1994 RIPS was granted exclusive UK distribution of the No.1 Spanish owned "Smoking" brand of cigarette paper.

1998 saw a considerable investment in new packaging machinery to keep up with the demands for the product.

_2000s

2005 saw the development of the "Xtra Thin" RIPS papers to meet the demands of the quality conscious consumer.

In 2006 RIPS launched their flavoured rolling paper and invested heavily in machinery that would seal the packs to keep in taste and aroma.

In 2007 the brand moved to its own purpose built manufacturing facilities in Cheltenham, UK.

In 2008, RIPS launched the Great Rip Up competition, drawing in hundreds of creative packaging designs from across the Country.

In 2009 RIPS launches 'Skint?', a new website for Rips Rollers.

our products

Launched in 1982, RIPS has a distinctive packaging design that is stylish, classy and synonymous with the rolling paper.

Choose from the following:

the great rip up

In 2008 RIPS® began a creative journey.

We gave a shout out to all artists, asking them to design a panel for our infamous RIPS® packs so their artwork could be enjoyed in the hands of 200,000 people and they could win £500 for your efforts. The design theme was "Roadtrip".

Hundreds entered and the winner was be selected from four shortlisted designs by a RIPS® judging panel in January 2009.

Take a look through the gallery at all the entries here

Keep an eye out for our next competition. The Great Rip Up is just the beginning of our creative journey!

zippo offer

Buy a RIPS® zippo for just £16.95*
or £12.95 with 3 packet lids off the NEW RIPS Kingsize Slim cigarette papers.

We are delighted to offer you our exclusive RIPS® Zippo!

Simply call us on 01242 252 478 with your card details ready and we will dispatch your lighter within 28 days.

* includes postage and packaging

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Contact details for orders and enquiries

RIPS® INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, Unit 2 Neptune Business Centre, Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham, GL51 9FB

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+ 44 (0) 1242 252478
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office@rips.co.uk

Contact details for press and sponsorship enquiries

Xenia Slosarcikova
The Marketing Farm

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+ 44 (0) 1242 222878
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The Classic Rolling Papers
Red RIPS Paper
Regular Width:
37mm
Length:
7m on a roll
Weight:
16 g/m2
Green RIPS Paper
Slim Width:
44mm
Length:
5m on a roll
Weight:
17.5 g/m2
Blue RIPS Paper
Kingsize Width:
53mm
Length:
5m on a roll
Weight:
16 g/m2
100% Hemp Rolling Papers
RIPS 100% Hemp Regular Paper
Regular Width:
37mm
Length:
7m on a roll
Weight:
15.5 g/m2
RIPS 100% Hemp Slim
Paper
Slim Width:
44mm
Length:
5m on a roll
Weight:
15.5 g/m2
RIPS 100% Hemp Kingsize Paper
Kingsize Width:
53mm
Length:
5m on a roll
Weight:
15.5 g/m2
Xtra Thin Rolling Papers
RIPS Xtra Thin Regular
Paper
Regular Width:
37mm
Length:
5m on a roll
Weight:
13 g/m2
RIPS Xtra Thin Slim
Paper
Slim Width:
44mm
Length:
5m on a roll
Weight:
13 g/m2
RIPS Xtra Thin Kingsize
Paper
Kingsize Width:
53mm
Length:
5m on a roll
Weight:
13 g/m2
Pick 'n' Mix Boxes
RIPS Chocolate Flavoured
Paper
4m of Slim Width 44mm
Individually Sealed
RIPS Coconut Flavoured
Paper
4m of Slim Width 44mm
Individually Sealed
RIPS Mint Flavoured
Paper
4m of Slim Width 44mm
Individually Sealed
RIPS Peach Flavoured
Paper
4m of Slim Width 44mm
Individually Sealed
RIPS Grape Flavoured
Paper
4m of Slim Width 44mm
Individually Sealed
RIPS Strawberry Flavoured
Paper
4m of Slim Width 44mm
Individually Sealed
RIPS Banana Flavoured
Paper
4m of Slim Width 44mm
Individually Sealed
RIPS Cherry Flavoured
Paper
4m of Slim Width 44mm
Individually Sealed
RIPS Vanilla Flavoured
Paper
4m of Slim Width 44mm
Individually Sealed
Blunt Wrap Double Platinum
Watermelon
Apple Martini
Purple
Gin & Juice
Wild Honey
Berries
Chocolate
Cosmopolitan
Mello Mango
Pina Colada
Grape-a-licious
Wet Cherry
Peach Passion
French Vanilla
XO Cognac
Sparkling Gold
Strawberry Kiwi
Blueberry Burst
Mojito
Zero
Whiskey n' Cola
Jamaican Rum
Kush
Bubble Gum
Ed Hardy
Tattoo Lighter
EHLC Series A
50 Ed Hardy
Tattoo Lighters
EHLC Series B
50 Ed Hardy
Tattoo Lighters
EHLC Series C
50 Ed Hardy
Tattoo Lighters
EHLC Series D
50 Ed Hardy
Tattoo Lighters
EHLC Series E
50 Ed Hardy
Tattoo Lighters
EHLC Series F
50 Ed Hardy
Tattoo Lighters
Tattoo Lighter
J Ware
King Size Pre-Rolled Conical Papers
Pre-Rolled Conical Papers
30 Packs Pre-Rolled King Size Conical Papers
Sizes Filters & Conical Papers