Fry Communications

Pet Publisher BowTie Sells Magazines
February 4, 2013

BowTie Inc., the publisher of Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy and other specialty magazines and books, has sold all of its titles to a pair of investors who plan to expand the business and broaden its online offerings.

BowTie, which has been struggling with broad declines in readership and advertising, agreed Friday to sell its assets to I-5 Publishing LLC, a new joint venture formed by David Fry and Mark Harris. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed, but Fry said it was "an eight-figure commitment."

Fry confirmed Friday that layoffs are in progress this week

2012 Gold Ink Award Winners Announced
September 1, 2012

Publishing Executive sister publication Printing Impressions has announced the winners of the 2012 Gold Ink Awards. The printing industry's most prestigious competition, the Gold Ink Awards recognize excellence in printing across categories including magazines, books, brochures, calendars and catalogs.

Fry Wins Gold Award in 2012 Sappi North American Printers of the Year Competition
June 19, 2012

Mechanicsburg, PA - 6/7/12 – Fry Communications won the coveted Gold Award in Sappi’s North American Printers of the Year competition for 2012, sponsored by Sappi Fine Papers. Fry’s outstanding production of, published by Conde Nast, merited gold in the “Magazines – web offset” category.

The Winners
September 1, 2010

Gold, silver and bronze winners in seven categories. Check out to view the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Pewter winners in 40 additional categories.

The Modern Printer’s Evolution
July 1, 2010

While putting ink on paper remains their primary business, most printers are ready to expand—or have already expanded—the definition of their services.

John Blanchard—Not Afraid of 
the 'What-Ifs’'
September 1, 2009

From computer-to-plate to conceiving ad portals to workflow automation and beyond, he has the smarts, the charm and the energy to do whatever it takes," says Alan Snyder, prepress operations manager at Fry Communications Inc., of 2009 Publishing Executive Hall of Fame inductee John Blanchard. "He has no fears of what-ifs, and can easily asses a value in a process—or opportunity."