New Products, Training, Networking at GPX Charlotte Next Week

The expo opens Friday, Sept. 16 and runs through Saturday, Sept. 17

GRAPHICS PRO EXPO (GPX) returns to Charlotte, North Carolina, Sept. 16-17, with free Training in the Classroom starting on Thursday, Sept. 15. This year’s expo brings a variety of exhibitors from the graphics market with a wide range of products and services to source in person, including blanks, equipment, and supplies in these categories:

  • Apparel
  • Apparel decorating
  • Applique
  • Architectural signage
  • Awards
  • Business services
  • Custom gifts
  • Design software
  • Digital direct-to-substrate
  • Digital printing & finishing
  • Electrical signage
  • Embroidery
  • Engraving
  • Flags & banners
  • Heat transfers
  • Interior wayfinding/ADA signage
  • LED signage
  • Plaques
  • Promotional products & gifts
  • Sandcarving
  • Screen printing
  • Sign making
  • Sublimation
  • Tools & equipment
  • Trophies
  • Wraps

Featured exhibitors are Epilog Laser, HIX Corporation, and JDS. For the full exhibitor list, click here.


Registration is free and includes access to Training in the Classroom and Training in the Hall. Classroom subjects include:

  • DTG
  • Laser engraving
  • Sublimation
  • Sandcarving
  • Heat presses and transfers
  • CorelDRAW
  • Sales and business management
  • Screen printing
  • Pricing
  • Print technologies
  • Production tips for small businesses
  • Sign production processes

Click here for the full Training in the Classroom schedule.


START HERE Academy takes place the evening before the expo, Thursday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. (doors open at 3:30 p.m.), and is geared toward those new to the business and those looking to add a new process and launch a new product line. Click here to learn more.

GPX Theater

New this year is GPX Theater, featuring live interviews with outstanding shops from various market segments as they share best practices and their perspectives on the graphics market. Here’s the schedule:

Friday, Sept. 16

11-11:30 a.m.

Kip Greer, Signarama of Durham/DesignElement of North Carolina

  • Design-build strategies for sign programs

3-3:30 p.m.

Lon Winters with Nikki Bowen, Machine Gun Graphics, and Christina Lewis Haines, Varsity

  • Print Girl Mafia and supporting women entrepreneurs in the apparel decorating industry

Drinx @ GPX

Hang out and mingle with exhibitors and peers at the GRAPHICS PRO booth Friday, 3-4 p.m., for casual beers and soft drinks. When you’re not exploring the expo, check this link for exclusive GPX attendee discounts in town.

Register for GPX Charlotte here

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Marie Fennema

Marie Fennema is the editor of the GRAPHICS PRO Today, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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