When the phone rang at 10:45 p.m., I had just fallen asleep. A sales rep at Gamse Lithographers (Baltimore, Md.) was calling to tell me their owner, Dan Canzoniero, had passed away earlier that evening. Heart attack, he thought. My thought process went like this: (Hearing the ring) What is that noise? (Looking at Caller…Read More
Getting it Right is a Matter of Survival, But Not for the Reasons You May Think Remember when milk was in jugs, dried foods were in boxes or bags, and your favorite brand of beverage was found only in a can or bottle? My, how things have changed. To succeed in today’s environment, food and…Read More
At Gamse, we are all about creativity and standing out from the crowd. And, as you might have already heard, we have recently redesigned our logo to give it a more modern look and feel. So, we decided to do the same with our lobby as well. What We Changed While we loved our old…Read More
Drop all biases. Forget for a second that you have the greatest product in the world. Put yourself in the place of a consumer. How will the consumer choose you over so many competing items in your product category? Here is a “grocery store challenge” that will help you see the importance of visual competition…Read More
Fresh out of college with no prospects for a job, George Bacharach’s stepfather became frustrated with his able-bodied stepson and couldn’t understand why he couldn’t find work. “Be at the office Monday morning,” demanded LeRoy Gamse. Not knowing what he was going to be doing, how long it would last or what he wanted to…Read More
Logos, names, tag lines, product information, bar codes and regulatory information… Color choices, alignment, placement, shrink wrap or adhesion considerations… Substrates, manufacturing implementation, technology and green initiatives… There are a lot of things that go into what the uninformed would call “a simple label”, and nothing can be taken lightly. Crafting your perfect label is…Read More
Think of it this way: Your label is the “curb appeal” that draws consumers in and entices them to pull your product – from a sea of many – off the shelf and into their homes and businesses. The label has to say a lot about you and why you are the best. Would you trust that image to just anyone?Read More
We make labels…really cool labels…that are as unique as you and make your brand and products stand out from a sea of competition, and we’ve been doing that since 1896. Whether it’s your concept or a collaborative design effort, we work with you to provide the best solutions for your label application with a level of service that is refreshing and rare.