Posted by Derek Champoux
2 years ago / April 12, 2020
The Simplified Guide to Choosing The Best Vape Hardware For Your Brand
“The medium is the message.” – Marshall McLuhan
Without its innovative design, the iPod would just be another Zune. Without its user-friendly interface, Kijiji would just be Craigslist. Leading brands understand that the delivery system of their products is just as important as the products themselves.
At Greentank, we understand that no two extracts are the same and that each has unique flavor profiles, viscosities, and compound ratios. To this end, we engineer all of our vaporizer hardware to meet the individual needs of your extracts and brand so that your end users can experience your products in exactly the ways you intended.
Picking the perfect vape hardware for your extract is no easy task. There’s so much to consider, which is why we employ a team of design and customization experts to help guide our partners through this crucial step. But before you even begin that process, it’s important to ask yourself the following three questions:
What Kind of Hardware Does My Extract Require?
Let’s start with the basics, by identifying what makes your extract unique. Is your formulation viscous or runny? Is it an isolate or a blend with a robust terpene profile? At what specific temperatures do the cannabinoids and/or terpenes in your formulation activate? The list goes on . . .
If your formulation is quite viscous, and most THC formulations are, you’ll need hardware with a porous ceramic core, quicker saturation rates, and larger intake hole sizes to efficiently handle it. You’ll also require a battery that is powerful enough to heat your oil.
Those components won’t suit less-viscous CBD and THC formulations. Thinner extracts need the opposite type of hardware, built with less porous ceramic cores, lower saturation rates, and smaller intake holes. They also don’t require as much battery strength as their more viscous relatives, opening the door to several different base options.
Next, you’ll have to determine whether your extract will require one or more variable heat settings. If your extract is an isolate, you might only need one. But if your formulation is a blend of different cannabinoids and re-introduced terpenes, each with different boiling points, you might want to consider hardware with variable heat settings to provide your customers with more options when using them.
If you’re not sure how viscous your formulation is relative to others or what temperature ranges your extract needs, don’t fret. Our team of knowledgeable experts is equipped to answer any questions you may have.
What Dimensions and Features Am I Looking For?
Once you’ve identified your formulation’s unique characteristics, it’s time to start contemplating which form factor and features your ideal hardware would have.
Begin by asking yourself if you’re in the market for a disposable or a cartridge-and-battery combo? Then, consider how big of an oil reservoir you want, whether your device will have push-button or breath-actuated functionality, if you want a flush or protruding mouthpiece, and whether you want to equip your hardware with child-resistant features and LED capabilities.
It’s a lot to consider. Usually, the best approach is to consider your consumer demographic when mulling over the above possibilities. If your brand is targeting a more novice or discreet consumer base, you might want to explore disposable devices because of how easy they are to use. If you’re trying to attract cannabis vape connoisseurs or more experienced users, you’re likely better off going with a 510-threaded cartridge-and-battery combination.
How Can I Make My Product Stand Out From Its Competition?
Ah, the million-dollar question! There are two avenues you can take to distinguish your hardware on retail shelves: custom treatments and custom hardware development.
Even the simplest hardware designs can be transformed into must-have products with the right custom treatments. Greentank leads the industry in customization options and proficiency, providing you with an empty canvas and every tool you need to turn your hardware vision into a reality.
But before you start combing through our libraries of customizable surface finish styles, treatments, and engravings; color application techniques; compatible mouthpieces; component material options; LED color and logo possibilities; brandable USB connectors; and packaging options, you should probably consider what message you’re trying to convey with these aesthetics. After all, your hardware tells the story of your brand and product. It’s what your customers, and their friends and families, will come to associate with your business when it’s being used. So it has to be perfect, and it has to pop! That’s why Greentank has a dedicated in-house consultation team of branding, design, and customization experts to help you brainstorm this crucial step of the process.
The other way to stand out from your competition is by creating a form factor that the industry has never seen before—an innovative, one-of-a-kind design or feature that will turn heads and put your competitors on notice. Our custom hardware development team will help you identify untapped opportunities in the market to capitalize upon when creating the industry’s next top seller. All options are on the table; your only limitations are the bounds of your imagination!
Why Choose Greentank As Your Hardware Provider?
That depends on how much time you have because we can honestly go on all day about why we should be the first choice for all of your vape hardware solutions. We could tout our industry-leading leak rates, our award-winning technology, our commitment to procuring the safest and highest-quality materials, or our obsession with exceeding product and manufacturing regulatory requirements. Or we could double down on the facts that we offer more customizable hardware options than any other vape manufacturer and can transition you to our premium hardware seamlessly, without interrupting your sales or operational flow. But at the end of the day, three things truly separate us from the pack:
- Our intimate knowledge of extract properties and the ways they interact with vape hardware.
- Our unique, hands-on approach to your account and commitment to your success.
- Our unparalleled post-sale and troubleshooting support.
Contact us to find out pricing and how to upgrade to a premium line of vape hardware.