Fry Communications announced that the company has won 10 Gold Ink Awards, including three Gold Awards, in the 26th Annual Gold Ink Awards Competition sponsored by Printing Impressions. In addition to the three Gold Awards, Fry won one Silver, one Bronze, and five Pewter Awards.
The three Gold Award winners all featured decorative cover effects produced with Fry’s custom press. Bound by Ink, Issue 13, published by Source Interlink Media, took Gold in the Specialty Magazines, Web category, and featured spot UV gloss on the cover.
Navigating the U.S. Employment-Based Immigration System, published by the Society for Human Resource Management, took Gold in the Manuals category, and featured embossing, glitter coating, UV gloss coating, and reticulated varnish on the cover. The 2013 SafeRack Catalog, published by Six Axis LLC, took Gold in the Web Business Catalogs category, and featured UV gloss, reticulated varnish, emboss, diecut and dull UV varnish on the cover.
The Hollywood Reporter, Dec. 14, 2012 Issue, published by Prometheus Global Media, earned Bronze in the Trade Magazines, Web category. Fry earned Silver in the Sheetfed Brochures category for the company’s own Wow! Factory Sample Book.
Fry also received five Pewter Awards for the following pieces: Sonic Super Special 6, published by Archie Comic Publications, in the Softcover Books category; the Atlantic Coast Cotton Printable Sportswear Catalog 2013, published by Atlantic Coast Cotton, in the Business Catalogs, Web category; The Right Stuff Catalog 2013, published by The Right Stuff Detailing, in the Business Catalogs, Web category; InStyle May 2013 Cover, published by Time Inc., in the Magazine Covers category; and the Billboard 2012 Year End Issue, published by Prometheus Global Media, in the Trade Magazines, Web category.
“Our craftsmen excel in producing technically challenging work like these award winners,” said Mike Lukas, CEO of Fry. “We appreciate that our customers put their trust in our ability to flawlessly execute these amazing projects. To win multiple Golds is truly an honor, and we’re so proud of all the people who put so much effort into making these projects so spectacular.”
This year’s Gold Ink Award winners were chosen from nearly 900 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 PRINT 13 in October.