Fry Communications Strikes Gold at the 17th Annual Gold Ink Awards

Mechanicsburg, PA - 8/10/2004 - Fry Communications, Inc. has won a Gold Medal for the printing of Gems and Gemology in the Sheetfed Scientific and Technical Journals category in the 17th Annual Gold Ink Award Competition. Gems and Gemology is the official journal of the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California. Fry also won two bronze and three pewter awards this year.

The Gold Ink Competition is co-sponsored by Printing Impressions and PrintMedia magazines. This year's winners were chosen from nearly 1,600 entries submitted within 46 different categories. Within each of the 45 categories, one Gold, one Silver, and one Bronze were awarded. The number of Pewters (honorable mentions) varied from category to category depending on the number of entries received. Winning entries surpassed their competitors based on print quality, quality of color separations, technical difficulty, and overall visual effect.

Fry received Bronze Awards in the Web Consumer Magazines category, for the Spring 2004 issue of Philadelphia Magazine's Home and Garden magazine; and in the Web Trade Magazines category for the Interior Design Fall Market Preview issue. Home and Garden is a Metrocorp publication; Interior Design is a Reed Business Information publication.

Fry also earned three Pewter Awards as follows: in the Web Business Catalogs category for the Barhill Manufacturing Catalog, produced by the Barhill Manufacturing Company, in the Calendars category for the 2004 Conservation International Calendar, produced as a joint venture between the Conservation International Foundation and Fry Communications; and in the Web Trade Magazines category for the April 2004 issue of Architecture, published by VNU Business Publications.

Winning entries will be spotlighted in the special Gold Ink issues of Printing Impressions and PrintMedia magazines in October. The Annual Awards banquet honoring the winners will take place October 11 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, during Graph Expo 2004.

Since 1935, Fry Communications Inc. has continually expanded and diversified to meet the needs of its customers. As one of the nation's largest privately held integrated communications companies, Fry offers unparalleled diversity in support of the needs of its clients' communications and information needs - from Web Presses to the World Wide Web. More than just a print production solution, Fry offers clients an accessible source of technology, diversity, and expertise in the printing, distribution, and information arenas. Fry's primary mission - to meet the needs of its customers with the highest level of professional service- has been the driving force behind this expansion. Today Fry offers a broad range of service in its manufacturing campus in Mechanicsburg, PA.