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Event Details

March 7-9, 2024

Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
500 West Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX, 75039
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Irving, Texas kicks off the GPX trade show schedule in 2024 in a big Texas way, welcoming shops involved in awards and personalization, apparel decorating, and sign and digital graphics.

Your registration includes:

  • Entrance to the exhibit hall each day
  • Unlimited Training in the Classroom, starting with a full day of education
  • Access to the Recognized Professional Program
  • Special educational and informational programs
  • Chances to win $500 in Buyer Bucks each day the exhibit hall is open!
  • The Mixer: drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and networking

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.

 

Registration is now open!

Click here to register

Schedule

All times are Central
March 6
  • 9:30am to 4pm(CT)
  • Registration Open
  • Exhibit hall is not open.

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

March 7
  • 7:30am to 4pm(CT)
  • Registration Open
  • 8am to 6pm(CT)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • 10am to 4pm(CT)
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 1pm to 1:30pm(CT)
  • 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.

March 8
  • 7:30am to 4pm(CT)
  • Registration Open
  • 8am to 3pm(CT)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • 10am to 4pm(CT)
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 1pm to 1:30pm(CT)
  • 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.

  • 5pm to 6:30pm(CT)
  • The Mixer @ GPX
  • Join us at Bar Louie – Music Factory (360 West Las Colinas Blvd) for drinks and hors d’oeuvres! Continue your conversations with professionals alike in a fun, relaxed environment after the expo hall closes on Friday. Sponsored by: SanMar

March 9
  • 7:30am to 3pm(CT)
  • Registration Open
  • 8am to 12:30pm(CT)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • 10am to 3pm(CT)
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 1pm to 1:30pm(CT)
  • Saturday 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.

Travel Information

Convention Center

Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

500 West Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX, 75039

Phone: 972-252-7476

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Hotels

The Westin Irving

400 West Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX, 75039

Phone: 972-505-2900

Website 

*Room block sold out

Texican Court

501 West Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX, 75039

Phone: 469-577-4599

Room Rate: $159
Discount Dealine: 2/12/24

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.
March 6, 2024RoomLevel
Apparel Decorating 101
10:00 am - 4:00 pm CT
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March 7, 2024RoomLevel
CStart Here
AStart Here
BStart Here
UV Print Base Camp
11:00 am - 12:30 pm CT
AStart Here
Screen Print with a Heat Press
11:00 am - 12:30 pm CT
CStart Here
A-
Embroidery 101
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CT
CStart Here
CStart Here
March 8, 2024RoomLevel
On Trend Print Placement
8:00 am - 9:30 am CT
CPro
A-
AStart Here
CStart Here
APro
March 9, 2024RoomLevel
A-
A-
B-

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 Irving!

See the Latest from Epilog Laser at GRAPHICS PRO EXPO!

Epilog Laser
Whether you’re expanding your laser operations or just starting out in the industry, Epilog has the right piece of equipment to get you there. From compact, desktop systems to large-format engravers/cutters, Epilog’s high-quality machinery can meet all the demands of your business. Make sure to stop by and see us at GRAPHICS PRO EXPO and learn more about our exclusive show specials!
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NEW Stahls’ Master Distributor

JDS Industries Inc
JDS now carries the full line of Stahls’ heat transfer material available in a variety of colors and finishes. Pre-cut numbers are available in three popular fonts and six colors in a range of sizes. Heat transfer materials and pre-cuts qualify for $99 free freight! Hotronix heat presses and accessories are also now available through JDS. Stop by booth 509 to learn more and grab material samples!
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StratoJet Offering Exclusive GPX Irving Special for Shark Flatbed Series & Hawk Clean Ink Roll Printer

StratoJet USA
The Shark EFB Series is perfectly suited for high-volume, demanding environments for faster turnarounds, with quality and accuracy. The Shark EFB Series uses Sola UV Curable Inks that adhere to nearly anything, and take your business to the next level with the only 13-color UV solution in the U.S. StratoJet is also introducing its latest clean ink technology in the 64" wide format roll printer - Hawk CleanPrint.
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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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Stop By Our Booth - Say Hi - Get 50% Off

Versatrans
For 24 years Versatrans has been trusted by businesses big and small to deliver custom heat transfers that are ultra-durable, super vibrant, and come with the fastest turn-around time in the industry. If you’re in the market for premium heat transfers, stop by our booth, say “hi”, and when we scan your badge, you’ll be set up to receive 50% off every order you place with us for 30 days after the conclusion of GPX Irving. It’s our way of saying “thank you” for visiting us.
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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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Testimonials

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

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

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

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