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Event Details

June 15-16, 2023

Indiana Convention Center
Hall: B
100 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN, 46225
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Join us in the heart of downtown Indy for GRAPHICS PRO EXPO featuring START HERE Academy. GPX Indianapolis 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.

In Indianapolis for the first time, be sure to check out START HERE Academy. This will consist of 101-level tutorials and techniques geared toward assisting new businesses and helping established businesses grow and find new profit centers. Click here for more information about START HERE Academy.

Schedule

All times are Eastern
June 14
  • 9:30am to 4pm(ET)
  • Registration Open
  • Exhibit hall is not open.

  • 10am to 4pm(ET)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • 4pm to 8pm(ET)
  • START HERE Academy
  • Click here for more information.

June 15
  • 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 Victory Field (501 W Maryland 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 (formerly CIT)

June 16
  • 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

Indiana Convention Center

Hall: B
100 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN, 46225

Phone: 317-262-3400

Website | Parking

 

Hotels

JW Marriott Indianapolis

10 S West St
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-860-5800

Website | Reservations

Room Rate: $225
Discount Dealine: 5/19/23

 

The Westin Indianapolis

241 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN, 46204

Phone: 317-262-8100

Website | Reservations

Room Rate: $209
Discount Dealine: 5/12/23

 

Crowne Plaza

123 West Louisiana St
Indianpolis, IN, 46225

Phone: 317-631-2221

Website | Reservations

Room Rate: $189
Discount Deadline: 5/30/23

Hampton Inn Downtown

105 South Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Phone: 317-261-1200

Website | Reservations

Room Rate: $179

Discount Deadline: 5/12/23

 

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.
June 14, 2023RoomLevel
Join the DTG/DTF Revolution!
10:00 am - 4:00 pm ET
120-
122Start Here
START HERE Academy
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET
126-
June 15, 2023RoomLevel
120Start Here
CorelDraw for Sublimation
8:00 am - 9:30 am ET
124Start Here
Heat Press for Profit LIVE
8:00 am - 9:30 am ET
122Start Here
Which Glue is Right for You
11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET
120Start Here
122-
120Start Here
Easiest Way to Print Apparel
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ET
122Start Here
120Start Here
122Start Here
June 16, 2023RoomLevel
Perfect Print Placement
8:00 am - 9:30 am ET
122Pro
120Start Here
Adding Promo to Your Business
11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET
122-
126-
122-

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 Indianapolis, IN!

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

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 (formerly CIT)
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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Fast. Flexible. Financing.

Ascentium Capital
Ascentium Capital specializes in flexible financing solutions for the personalization industry that helps you grow your business. Take advantage of customized financing up to $2 million, terms up to 72 months and custom payments to complement cash flow. Experience a streamlined process for fast access to 100% financing: simple application, fast app-only credit decisions for up to $400K, and deferred payments. For preapproval contact CraigColling@AscentiumCapital.com or Ascentium.info/GPX2023.
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New Sippy Cups from Polar Camel!

JDS Industries Inc
Stop by the JDS booth and see the new Sippy Cups from Polar Camel! The 10 oz. double wall insulated powder coated cups feature removable handles, black silicone boot, and a screw on lid that has a hard plastic spout with a rubber leak proof valve. They come apart for easy cleaning and can be used without the handles, allowing them to grow with the child! Available in 8 colors with plenty of room for personalization they’re perfect for gifts and would be a great addition to a future fundraiser!
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Today’s #1 Online Store Platform

Webstores Simple
Webstores Simple enables decorators and promo distributors to provide unique online stores with branded products for groups, organizations, and companies so that their members/employees can place their orders and buy – ONLINE. Webstores Simple is by far the industry’s most affordable and easiest-to-use online store platform. We have the built-in tools, integrations and reporting that makes building and managing stores – SIMPLE. Only $59/month - Unlimited # of online stores.
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Cut your Cost, Not your Quality

Budget Inks
See us in booth 627 for the latest technology and OEM matched brands, with quality you can trust! Supported models include the TrueVIS VS Series and TrueVIS SG. 100% Guaranteed!
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Laser Materials and Supplies

GS2 Awards
Your source for professional quality laser materials and supplies. Offering unfinished and prefinished wood sheets, custom made for laser use! Large stock of acrylic sheets as well as genuine 3M adhesive rolls, we stock everything you need to move your business forward. Make sure to stop by our booth for a special show coupon and product giveaways! Visit us at www.gs2awards.com to see our material collections and to start saving money 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 Indianapolis 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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Testimonials

What our attendees have to say

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

This has always been an event that I’ve looked forward to each year, and I wanted to thank you for a very nice event yesterday. I got a lot out of the UV printing seminar in the morning and had good discussions with a few vendors as well.

Judy Kriehn
Dallas Makerspace

Attending GRAPHICS PRO EXPO is essential for anyone in the business. I go every year and always learn something new. Meeting suppliers face-to-face has really helped leverage my product line, and the personal contacts I make are invaluable. GPX is a can’t miss event and already on my calendar for the next one.

Erich Elfeldt
LanternMax Engraving

This show is an investment in my business. After seeing the diverse cross section of information available, it inspired me to look at other products and services that we could provide to our customers, and ways to do what we do better.

Mike Leary
Sundance Sign