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Event Details

August 17-19, 2023

Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center | Hall: A
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA, 90802
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This event, featuring WRAPSCON, is historically one of the larger trade shows on the circuit at the perfect time of year in Southern California. GPX Long Beach launches with a full day of education, followed by three days of exhibits and classes encompassing the awards and personalization, apparel decorating, and sign and digital graphics markets

Your FREE registration includes:

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

Registering from the website? Please let us know by using promo code WEB1.

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 Pacific
August 16
  • 9:30am to 4pm(PT)
  • Registration
  • Exhibit hall is not open.

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

August 17
  • 7:30am to 4pm(PT)
  • Registration Open
  • 8am to 6pm(PT)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • 10am to 4pm(PT)
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 1pm to 1:30pm(PT)
  • 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.

August 18
  • 7:30am to 4pm(PT)
  • Registration
  • 8am to 3pm(PT)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • 10am to 4pm(PT)
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 1pm to 1:30pm(PT)
  • 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.

August 19
  • 7:30am to 3pm(PT)
  • Registration Open
  • 10am to 3pm(PT)
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 1pm to 1:30pm(PT)
  • 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.

Who's Exhibiting

Full Exhibitor List Updated Daily

Travel Information

Convention Center

Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center

Hall: A
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA, 90802

Phone: 562-436-3636

WebsiteParking

Hotels

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel

111 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA, 90802

Phone: 562-437-5900

Website | Reservations

Room Rate: $229
Discount Deadline: 6/30/23

Hyatt Regency Long Beach

200 S Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: 562-491-1234

Website | Reservations

Room Rate: $209
Discount Deadline: 7/14/23

 

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.
August 16, 2023RoomLevel
Join the DTG/DTF Revolution!
10:00 am - 4:00 pm PT
103 C-
August 17, 2023RoomLevel
103 CStart Here
CorelDraw for Sublimation
8:00 am - 9:30 am PT
102 CStart Here
Wraps Designer Panel
8:00 am - 9:30 am PT
101 B-
Heat Press for Profit LIVE
11:00 am - 12:30 pm PT
103 CStart Here
102 C-
102 CStart Here
Easiest Way to Print Apparel
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PT
103 CStart Here
103 AStart Here
103 CStart Here
102 CStart Here
104-
August 18, 2023RoomLevel
Perfect Print Placement
8:00 am - 9:30 am PT
103 CPro
103 AStart Here
Which Glue is Right for You
8:00 am - 9:30 am PT
102 CStart Here
102 CPro
101 B-
103 C-
102 CPro

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

Check out Epilog's Fusion Maker Laser at GPX Long Beach!

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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FlexiShield Cosmetic PPF

FlexiShield (Reflek Technologies)
FlexiShield Cosmetic PPF is a color-change cosmetic paint protection film that protects your car from scratches, chips, stains, and UV damage. FlexiShield Cosmetic PPF enhances the appearance of your car with a glossy paint-like finish and protects your vehicle from scratches and abrasions. Protect your car and make it shine!
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Upgrade Your Business with Procolored

Procolored Technology Inc
Boost your print-on-demand business with Procolored printers! Procolored Technology ensures full-color and high-resolution printing on materials such as fabric, metal, plastic and more. Discover special and perfect solutions among DTF, DTG, UV and UV-DTF to suit your project. Sign up now! Order our printer online to get a 15% off discount, a standard sample printed by our newest machine, along with a lifetime 30% off discount for consumables.
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Polar Camel High Endurance Drinkware

JDS Industries Inc
The ever popular line of Polar Camel drinkware is continually growing! For 2023 most powder-coated Polar Camel items now have the Olive Green color option so many have asked for! For the younger set we’ve added a new 12 oz. water bottle, and a 10 oz. sippy cup with removable handles. They all boast the quality and durability you expect from Polar Camel. Stop by our booth and check them out!
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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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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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The Competitive Pricing on Promotional Products you Need!

PromoEQP
In 2013 PromoEQP, having recognized that corporate distributors had created an unfair pricing imbalance, launched to market to provide all distributors with competitive pricing. 10 years later PromoEQP has grown to over 1500 distributors, 225 participating supplier partners, and an exclusive SAGE relationship. You are your own competitive advantage - PromoEQP just eliminates price as an issue.
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Tools that Come PROFERRED!

Proseries
PROSERIES tools have earned a reputation, great quality, great looks, and great performance! With PROSERIES you buy with the confidence that our tools come PROFERRED by PRO wrappers. Want to find out which PRO wrappers, PROFER PROSERIES? Just visit our Instagram for features daily!
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Stratojet Offering Exclusive Show Special at GPX Long Beach 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

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

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

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

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