Historically, the term "album" was applied to a collection of various items housed in a "book" format. An album is used for the collection and preservation of miscellaneous items such as photographs, postage stamps, coins or currency, newspaper clippings, visitors' comments, etc. It can be either a book or binder.
An album can have a hard cover with pages that are sewn in, adhesive bound, or fastened with spiral wire or plastic binding. An album can also be a hard cover loose leaf binder with pages that can be added or removed.
Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book from a number of folded or unfolded sheets of paper or other material. It usually involves attaching a book cover to the resulting text-block. Before the computer age, the bookbinding trade involved two divisions.
First, there is stationery or vellum binding which deals with making new books intended to be written into, such as accounting ledgers, business journals, and guest log books, along with other general office stationery such as note books, manifold books, portfolios, and etc. Second is letterpress binding which deals with making new books intended to be read from and includes fine binding, library binding, edition binding, and publisher's bindings. A result of the new bindings is a third division dealing with the repair, restoration, and conservation of old used bindings. With the digital age, personal computers have replaced the pen and paper based accounting that used to drive most of the work in stationery binding. Today, modern bookbinding is divided between hand binding by individual craftsmen versus mass-produced bindings by high speed machines in a bindery factory.
decorative packaging; luxury packaging
A Decorative box is a form of packaging, often with luxury packaging material that is generally more than just functional, but also intended to be decorative and artistic. Many such boxes are used for promotional packaging, both commercially and privately using Gane luxury packaging material.
Hobbies and Crafts
Hobbies and crafts are an extensive list of activities. It can be anything that you enjoy doing from sewing to cabinet making, and everything in between. Many of these activities require the use of paper, cloth, board, and adhesives. A look at our website will show you the plethora of products Gane has to offer you for your hobby or craft.
Loose Leaf is a form of publishing invented by Richard Prentice Ettinger in 1913. As an assistant to his Princeton University tax professor he was tasked with publishing the professors book. The first print run sold well and he ordered a second print run from an outside printing company.
On the very day that this second print run arrived, the United States Congress changed the tax law enough so the book was outdated. Faced with this challenge, Ettinger came up with the idea of cutting the pages (leafs) loose, replacing the few pages where changes in the tax code had occurred, drilling holes though the pages and putting them into a ring-binder. Now all future changes of the tax code could easily be accommodated by simply exchanging single leafs.
Luggage & Cases
A case is a collection of like items packaged together. Cases can be large permanently affixed display cases, or portable cases housing a variety of items. Many items from Gane including board, components, liners, and durable cover materials are shown here on our website.
Menus & Hospitality
The word "menu," like much of the terminology of cuisine, is French in origin. It is derived from Latin "minutus," something made small; in French it came to be applied to a detailed list or résumé of any kind. As early as the mid-20th century, some restaurants have relied on “menu specialists” to design and print their menus.
Gane offers our menu manufacturers a variety of materials for simple one-page menus, flush cut functional menus, and aesthetically appealing turned-edge menus.
Office Products
Office products are all the supplies regularly used in offices by businesses and other organizations. It includes small, expendable, daily use items such as paper clips, post-it notes, and staples, small machines such as hole punches, binders, staplers and laminators, writing utensils and paper, but also encompasses higher-cost equipment.
Point of Purchase
A point-of-purchase display (POP) is a specialized form of sales promotion that is found near, on, or next to a checkout counter (the "ponit-of-purchase"). They are intended to draw the customers' attraction to products, which may be new products, or on special offer, and are also used to promote special events, e.g. seasonal or holiday-time sales.
POP displays can include shelf edging, dummy packs, display packs, display stands, mobiles, posters, and banners.
A portfolio is a handle-less case for carrying in the hand or under the arm, used mainly for carrying papers, examples of one's works, and other documents. Portfolios can be designed for personal use or to make sales presentations. They can be made from a variety of materials intended for temporary to long-term use.
Printing is a process for reproducing text and images using a master form or template. The earliest examples include Cylinder seals and other objects such as the Cyrus cylinder & Cylinders of Nabonidus. The earliest known form of woodblock printing came from China dating to before 220 A.D.
Later developments in printing include the movable type, first developed by Bi Sheng in China, and the printing press, a more efficient printing process for western languages with their more limited alphabets, developed by Johannes Gutenberg in the fifteenth century. Gane offers a variety of printing and post-press items. We offer durable printable materials, and many miscellaneous items used in the post-press area.
Scrapbooking is a method for preserving personal and family history in the form of a scrapbook. Typical memorabilia include photographs, printed media, and artwork. Scrapbook albums are often decorated and frequently contain extensive journaling. Scrapbooking is a widely practiced pastime in the United States.