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Event Details

June 13-15, 2024

Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center | Hall: A
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA, 90802
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GPX Long Beach, with WRAPSCON, shows up earlier in 2024 with a full slate of exhibitors featuring the latest products and technologies for awards and personalization, apparel decorating, and sign and digital graphics.

Your $19.95 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
  • Full access to WRAPSCON including the Wrap Olympics, WRAPSCON University, Designer Throwdown and Meet the Masters at WRAPSConnect
  • 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.

Schedule

All times are Pacific
June 12
  • 9:30am to 4pm(PT)
  • Registration Open
  • Exhibit hall is not open.

  • 10am - 4pm(PT)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • All day seminar.

June 13
  • 7:30am to 4pm(PT)
  • Registration Open
  • 8am to 6pm(PT)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • 10am to 4pm(PT)
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • WRAPSCON – Wrap Olympics and WRAPSCON University in hall

  • 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.

June 14
  • 7:30am to 4pm(PT)
  • Registration Open
  • 8am to 3pm(PT)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • 10am to 4pm(PT)
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • WRAPSCON – Wrap Olympics and WRAPSCON University in hall

  • 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.

  • 5pm to 6:30pm(PT)
  • The Mixer @ GPX
  • Join us at The Auld Dubliner (71 S Pine Ave) 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: First Citizens Bank Equipment Finance (formerly CIT), and SanMar

June 15
  • 7:30am to 3pm(PT)
  • Registration Open
  • 8am to 12:30pm(PT)
  • Training in the Classroom
  • 10am to 3pm(PT)
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • WRAPSCON – Wrap Olympics and WRAPSCON University in hall

  • 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

Hotels

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel (Marriott Long Beach Downtown)

111 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA, 90802

Phone: 562-437-5900

Room Rate: $239
Discount Deadline: 4/26/24

*Rebranding to Marriott Long Beach Downtown, some links will still state Renaissance

Hyatt Regency Long Beach

200 S Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA, 90802

Phone: 562-491-1234

Room Rate: $239
Discount Deadline: 5/13/24

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.
June 12, 2024RoomLevel
Apparel Decorating 101
10:00 am - 4:00 pm PT
103 C-
June 13, 2024RoomLevel
103 CStart Here
102 CStart Here
101 BStart Here
UV Print Base Camp
11:00 am - 12:30 pm PT
102 CStart Here
103 CStart Here
Screen Print with a Heat Press
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PT
103 CStart Here
102 C-
103 CStart Here
104-
June 14, 2024RoomLevel
102 CStart Here
On Trend Print Placement
8:00 am - 9:30 am PT
103 CPro
101 B-
102 CStart Here
103 C-
102 CPro
101 B-
June 15, 2024RoomLevel
103 C-
102 C-
102 C-
103 C-

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 Long Beach!

GPX Show Specials from Epilog

Epilog Laser
Make sure to stop by the Epilog Laser booth and check out our exclusive show specials for GPX attendees! We’ll be showcasing lasers from the Fusion Maker, Fusion Edge, and Fusion Pro Laser Series, so whether you’re just starting out or looking to expand your business, we’ve got the laser deal for you.
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Upgrade Your Business with Procolored

Procolored Technology Inc
Discover print-on-damand solutions from Procolored. We are thrilled to have you join us on this exciting journey of product customization. DTF printer delivers vibrant prints, which is ideal for print-on-demand of T-shirts, hats and bags. UV DTF printer is used to produce decorative stickers and transfer onto items like mug, tumbler and cards. UV Printer is designed for customizing things like phone case, relief plate, jigsaw puzzle or wooden board. We are dedicated to providing a user-friendly experience and dependable technology for startups. Sign up now!
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Glass Decanters/Sets from JDS

JDS Industries Inc
JDS introduces a line of glass decanters with rocks glasses that can be purchased together as a set or separately, the glasses in sets of 4. Included in this line is a square decanter and 11 oz. square bottom rocks glasses, a rectangle decanter and rectangle bottom 8 oz. rocks glasses, and a round decanter and round bottom 11 oz. glasses. All are packaged in a foam lined cardboard gift box.
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Stop By Our Booth - Say Hi - Get 10% Off

Cobra Wrap and Sign Supplies LLC
You’re committed to precise, high-quality work, and that requires the best quality tools. At Cobra, that’s exactly what we deliver. From panel removal kits to channel applicator wheels, squeegees to emblem tape, removal tools to liner cutters, we offer the right tool for every application. Our tools, kits, and professional supplies are made available only through authorized distributors around the world. Stop by our booth to see how you can get 10% off!
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GF Launches 885AE RoughMark™ Cast

General Formulations
General Formulations® announces a new addition to its series of printable wall films, GF 885AE RoughMark™ Cast, a 2.0 mil gloss white cast vinyl that features the innovative High-Tack Removable (HTR) adhesive and 90# Air-egress liner. Whether smooth or textured walls, indoor or outdoor, 885AE offers maximum conformability, durability, and removability for short and long-term murals on brick, cement, cinder block, and other textured surfaces.
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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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Visit Our Booth to Avail Expo Special!

StratoJet USA
StratoJet Shark EFB Series is perfectly suited for any business that is looking to start up, or ready to expand production, and compete with the demanding environment for faster turnarounds, with quality and accuracy. The Shark EFB Series uses Sola UV Curable Inks that adhere to nearly anything and takes your business to the next level with the only 13-color UV solution in the US. StratoJet's high quality Flatbed and Roll to Roll Solutions can meet all demands of your present and future business. StratoJet will also be offering $5,000 GPX Long Beach rebate on the Hawk CleanPrint - Wide Format 64" Clean Ink Printer.
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50% Off Heat Transfers for 30 Days!

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. Here’s what we’re offering new customers we meet at GPX Long Beach - 50% OFF all your orders for 30 days! So stop by our booth and let us help you grow your business. We can’t wait to meet you at the show! *Offer available to new customers only * 30 days starts from date of first order
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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. Plus, visit our booth to get our show special: Save $200 on Set-Up!
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Testimonials

Having the ability to interact and speak with suppliers and educational professionals and to see new products is priceless!

Melanie Hutchinson
The Embroidery Hutch

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 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 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