Fry Wins Gold Plus Eleven More Awards in the Annual Gold Ink Awards Competition

Mechanicsburg, PA — 9/13/12 — Fry Communications is pleased to announce that the company won twelve Gold Ink Awards, including Gold, in the 25th Annual Gold Ink Awards Competition co-sponsored by industry magazines Publishing Executive, Printing Impressions, and Book Business. Fry won one Gold, two Silver, four Bronze, and five Pewter Awards.

The Gold was awarded in the Specialty Magazines (Web) category for outstanding print production of the May 2011 issue of Yankees Magazine, published by Skies America Publishing. The issue featured Alex Rodriguez on the cover and used embossing and spot gloss UV coatings to add visual impact.

Fry earned Silver for the Billboard Year-End Issue, published by Prometheus Global Media, Inc., in the Trade Magazines (Web) category, and for Samir Husni’s Guide to New Magazines Vol 26, published by the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi, in the Trade Magazines (Sheetfed) category.

Fry won four Bronze Awards: for Worth Magazine April/May 2012 published by Sandow Media in the Consumer Magazines category; for the Style.com Fall 2012 issue published by Fairchild Fashion Media in the Specialty Magazines (Web) category; for the AdWeek Dec 5 2011 issue published by Prometheus Global Media in the Trade Magazines (Sheetfed) category; and for the Grand Bahamas 2012 Directory published by the Bahamas Telecommunications Company in the Directories category.

Fry also received five Pewter Awards: in the Consumer Magazines category for Bound by Ink published by Source Interlink Media; in the Directories category for the Musical America Directory 2012 published by United Business Media – Global Trade; in the Trade Magazines (Web) category for the Multichannel News Nov 7 2011 issue published by New Bay Media; in the Softcover Books category for Sonic Super Special Issue 3 published by Archie Comic Publications; and in the Calendars category for the Fry Communications 2012 Wall Calendar.

“It is an honor for the outstanding craftsmanship of our employees to be recognized by industry peers,” said Mike Lukas, CEO of Fry. “It also is a testament to the excellence of our customers. The majority of this year’s winners featured special cover treatments such as reticulation, embossing, and foil, and we couldn’t be more pleased with these results.”

This year’s Gold Ink Award winners were chosen from nearly 1,000 entries submitted within 46 different categories. Winning pieces surpassed their competitors based on print quality, technical difficulty and overall visual effect. A panel of distinguished graphic arts professionals judged entries over the course of four days. Winners will be honored during GraphExpo in October.