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Event Details

April 27-28, 2023

Charlotte Convention Center
Hall: C2
501 S College St
Charlotte, NC, 28202
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Spring forward and get connected at GRAPHICS PRO EXPO Charlotte! GPX Charlotte launches with a full day of education, followed by two days of exhibits and classes.

Your FREE registration includes:

  • Entrance to the exhibit hall both days
  • Unlimited Training in the Classroom, starting with a full day of education
  • Access to the Recognized Professional Program
  • Special educational and informational programs and showcases
  • Chances to win $500 in Buyer Bucks both days exhibit hall is open!

Come see new products, learn new techniques, meet industry experts, connect with suppliers and network with peers at GRAPHICS PRO EXPO. Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or new to the business, GPX is the perfect event for you.

Schedule

All times are Eastern
April 26
  • 9:30am to 4pm(ET)
  • Registration Open
  • Exhibit hall is not open.

  • 10am to 4pm(ET)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • All day seminars.

April 27
  • 7:30am to 4pm(ET)
  • Registration Open
  • 8am to 5:30pm(ET)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • 9:30am to 4pm(ET)
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 1pm to 1:30pm(ET)
  • Thursday Buyer Bucks Winner Announced
  • Winner receives $500 in Buyer Bucks to spend with any GPX exhibitor! Listen for your name to be announced inside the exhibit hall. Once you pick up your badge, you are automatically entered to win.

  • 5pm to 6:30pm(ET)
  • The Mixer @ GPX
  • Join us at The Public House (300 S Brevard St) for drinks and hors d’oeuvres! Continue your conversations with professionals alike in a fun, relaxed environment after the expo hall closes on Thursday. Sponsored by: First Citizens Bank Equipment Finance

April 28
  • 7:30am to 4pm(ET)
  • Registration Open
  • 8am to 3pm(ET)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • 9:30am to 4pm(ET)
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 1pm to 1:30pm(ET)
  • Friday Buyer Bucks Winner Announced
  • Winner receives $500 in Buyer Bucks to spend with any GPX exhibitor! Listen for your name to be announced inside the exhibit hall. Once you pick up your badge, you are automatically entered to win.

Who's Exhibiting

Full Exhibitor List Updated Daily

Travel Information

Convention Center

Charlotte Convention Center

Hall: C2
501 S College St
Charlotte, NC, 28202
Phone: 704-339-6000

Website

Hotels

Aloft Charlotte Uptown

210 E Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-333-1999

Website | Reservations

Room Rate: $189
Discount Deadline: 4/10/23

Training

GRAPHICS PRO EXPO offers classes to help you meet today’s needs and prepare for tomorrow’s opportunities. Learn new skills and gain new ideas to increase the momentum of your business – help your business grow and thrive!

Training in the Classroom

Training in the Classroom offers attendees the opportunity to learn about trending topics, technologies, processes, equipment and more, offered in two different skill levels by our exhibitors and select GRAPHICS PRO Magazine expert columnists… Classes are offered the day before the show starts, and throughout the show, in all-day and 90-minute sessions.


These classes are geared toward people who are brand new to a discipline or have some graphics experience but are looking to learn the fundamental techniques and/or add new profit centers in related markets.

Considered “higher learning,” these classes will take a deep dive into advanced techniques and/or the business aspect of running a graphics shop as it applies to the type of shop being run, i.e., apparel decoration, sign making or personalization product production.
April 26, 2023RoomLevel
Print on Purpose in 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm ET
E220 A-
April 27, 2023RoomLevel
E220 DStart Here
CorelDraw for Sublimation
8:00 am - 9:30 am ET
E220 EStart Here
Heat Press for Profit LIVE
8:00 am - 9:30 am ET
E220 AStart Here
Adding Promo to Your Business
11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET
E220 D-
E220 APro
E220 DStart Here
Easiest Way to Print Apparel
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ET
E220 AStart Here
E220 AStart Here
E220 DStart Here
April 28, 2023RoomLevel
Perfect Print Placement
8:00 am - 9:30 am ET
E220 APro
E221-
E220 AStart Here
E220 A-

2024 Recognized Professional Program

Attend any of the classes from the Training in the Classroom program to receive a Recognized Professional certificate.

This certificate is available exclusively to attendees at GPX and lets your customers know you are committed to keeping up with industry trends.

Expo Specials

See what exhibitors are offering at GPX Charlotte, NC!

Check out Epilog's Fusion Maker Laser at GPX Charlotte!

Epilog Laser
Epilog Laser is excited to announce the launch of the new Fusion Maker Laser System. Designed with industrial components that withstand heavy use and high-volume production, the Fusion Maker is the first laser system designed to allow the home user and home business owner to operate an industrially-built laser machine.
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Financing as Essential as Ink

First Citizens Bank Equipment Finance
Running a print shop is about more than just being able to produce a few flyers for your clients. Investing in the latest technology will help you keep up with your clients’ needs. If you’ve discovered that your current printing equipment isn’t enough to meet the demands of your growing business, consider the benefits of financing or leasing to expand your operations.
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Polar Camel Glassware

JDS Industries Inc
Stop by our booth in Charlotte and check out our new Polar Camel glassware! This is a full line of bar and table glassware that boasts the beauty and quality you expect from the Polar Camel line of products, and it can be personalized with great results. Perfect for bar or restaurant promotional items or use, gift and souvenir shops, or personalized gifts for any occasion! You’ll find these and many more new items for 2023 we think you’ll love at booth #407.
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New Printable PPF from ORAFOL

ORAFOL Americas
ORAJET 3971 RA+ ProSlide is a premium "printable PPF" film from ORAFOL. The 2-mil cast PU is perfect for vehicle wraps and long-term outdoor displays. It features ProSlide technology for easy application, has exceptional self-healing properties, and is compatible with eco-solvent, UV and latex inks. ORAJET 3971 RA+ ProSlide should be paired with ORAGARD 279G or 279SG for lamination.
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Atlantic Graphic Systems Offering Show Specials on Epson, Summa, Graphic Whizard, and More!

Atlantic Graphic Systems
Atlantic Graphic Systems is offering show specials on models from Epson, Summa, GFP, Graphic Whizard and more. Stop by booth #417 for hands-on demos, insightful product knowledge from manufacturers’ representatives, and come see how AGS can help improve your workflow efficiency and increase your business profitability. Visit our website to learn more about all that we offer and how we can give you the solutions to your success.
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Come See Arcus DTF Printers by Axiom

Axiom America
Axiom America presents its line of DTF printers, the Arcus Pioneer. Pioneer systems print up to 60 linear feet per hour and come in a compact 14" version as well as the upsized 24" version, and as a package includes: Printer, shaker/curing oven combo, fume extractor, onsite installation, a computer preloaded with CADlink RIP software, a full startup kit, Epson I3200 heads, and the best technical experience and customer service from Axiom. The future of DTF is here and now.
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Come Visit the Hirsch Solutions Booth!

Hirsch Solutions Inc
Start, Grow, & Diversify your business with Hirsch. We have expert knowledge of the latest apparel decorating equipment. Contact your sales representative to learn about our newest deals.
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Stratojet Offering Exclusive Show Special at GPX Charlotte for SHARK EFB SERIES

StratoJet USA
The Shark EFB Series is perfectly suited for high-volume, demanding environments for faster turnarounds, with quality and accuracy. Print the largest variety of materials and specialty applications with three perfect print bed sizes (4' x 4', 4' x 8', 5' x 10') and the ability to print materials up to 4 inches thick. The Shark EFB Series uses Sola UV Curable Inks that adhere to nearly anything, providing almost limitless formats to help take your business to the next level with the only 13-color UV solution in the U.S.
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Web2ink GPX Show Special

Web2ink
Web2ink makes the best eCommerce websites in the world for printing companies. We are thrilled to offer a special discount to our friends who attend GPX. Web2ink is offering a $500 discount on our setup charges to companies that sign up during GPX and a $250 discount for anyone who signs up within 30 days of GPX. See you at booth 418 at GRAPHICS PRO EXPO in Charlotte!
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Testimonials

What our attendees have to say

I have attended the GRAPHICS PRO EXPO two years in a row now and have had an amazing experience both times. It’s a fantastic place to connect with vendors and other industry professionals.

Chris Merz
Harbor Wraps

Each time I attend GRAPHICS PRO EXPO I come away with new knowledge and resources. One of my favorite things is the training offered; I love being able to offer my team new ways to expand their knowledge from other sources in the industry!

Charli Belz
Impress Designs

I really enjoyed the show and learned tons of new tricks to better my business. I’m grateful for this experience and the opportunity to meet with vendors that related to my line of business. There is really everything for anyone who works with designing/producing custom graphics.

Kerstyn Kunkle
Kunkle Kreations

The amount of new information I gain both in training sessions and talking to the exhibitors on the floor is fantastic!

Bill Kuiper
Clan Customs, LLC