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Gane Brothers & Lane History

Gane Brothers & Lane has been supplying cover and lining materials to the book industry since 1846 when Henry A. Gane, a Boston Bookbinder, laid aside the tools of his trade and devoted full time to purchasing supplies and materials, selling them to his fellow craftsmen.
Originally, Gane supplied leather, cloth, and supplies to the bookbinding industry, but later expanded to other markets whose products could be manufactured using similar materials. Partnering with major cover material, board, adhesive, and component manufacturers has allowed Gane to offer the latest choices available.

Today, Gane supplies over 2,000 products including cover materials, board, adhesives and much more to an ever expanding list of industries including:

  • Decorative Packaging
  • Bookbinding
  • Looseleaf
  • Printing
  • Point of purchase
  • Corporate and Event Decorating

Gane offers an extensive inventory with minimums on most items as low as 5 yards, competitive prices on all quantities from prototype to product roll out, the latest trends in materials, and the knowhow to match the right products with the right manufacturing techniques and product demands.

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The Apex Line of products from Gane Brothers & Lane represent the many diverse and popular products sold under the Apex corporate name and logo before 2006.

The Apex Product line continues the tradition of the tried and true Apex materials, keeping the same product and part names, to aid in a seamless usage transition for current as well as past users worldwide.

Apex  History

 "Apex" refers to Apex Plastic Industries, Inc. which was in business from 1926 through 2006, and acquired by Gane Brothers & Lane in 2006. Apex pioneered Patent PVC film from Japan in more vibrant colors - and with greater performance - than any other Patent product line. Apex became synonymous with a wide range of specialty vinyl film products such as , Mira Vinyl and Cracked Ice, Supported Expanded film, Polyester Prismatic film, as well as a whole host of customized specialty films. The Apex name means specialty, quality, high-end materials designed for a wide variety of industries. Gane Brothers has acquired the Apex name for selected use on key products because the name is a brand of familiarity denoting quality and singularity.

Today, with nationwide representation and multiple warehousing capabilities, we are the source to rely on for fast shipment of the material to create your inspiration.

Our Goal


Apex wants to inspire your creative spirit!

With over 90 years of experience in providing materials to the worlds of decor, design, theatrical props, signage, clothing and more, Gane/Apex is sure to have what you need to breathe life into your next project.

f you don't see it, we can usually get it, so please, contact us.

Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you.

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