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Free Training at GPX Indy

Classes cover direct-to-garment printing, wraps, engraving, and everything in between

GPX Indy

For graphics shops looking to expand their offerings, delve into new profit centers, and improve their business and production processes, GRAPHICS PRO EXPO (GPX) in Indianapolis, June 2-4, provides a full slate of expert-led classes, which start on June 1.

Also included in your free registration is access to GPX Theater in the expo hall, featuring interviews with top shops as they discuss best practices and their perspectives on the market. View the schedule at g-p-x.com/in and on the digital screens at registration and GPX Theater.

Wednesday, June 1

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Join the DTG Revolution! Sponsored by Hirsch Solutions Inc.

Thursday, June 2

8-9:30 a.m.

Finding Success in the Laser Engraving Industry: Application Ideas and Tips to Boost Production. Sponsored by Epilog Laser

Screen Print with Just a Heat Press. Sponsored by Transfer Express

Starting Sublimation: What Do I Need? Sponsored by JDS Industries

WRAPSconnect Panel Discussion. Sponsored by 3M Commercial Solutions

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Energize Your Business with UV Print. Sponsored by PDS Equipment

Everything You See about DTG Printing on the Internet is Wrong. Sponsored by Equipment Zone

Learning the Sublimation Business. Sponsored by HIX Corp

Noon-1:30 p.m.

GPX Theater: Wraps Designer Panel with Dallas Fowler, Kevin Kempf, Dan Antonelli, Jamie Mullican, and Ryan Sandoval, including the WRAPSCON Designer Throwdown Winners presentation at 1:30

1:30-3 p.m.

Learn Sandcarving with Rayzist Photomask. Sponsored by Rayzist Photomask

Printing Outside of the T-Shirt Box. Sponsored by STAHLS’

The Business of the Wrap Business. Sponsored by PROSERIES

3 p.m.

GPX Theater: Stephen Capper of A-1 Awards on the state of the awards & engraving market post-COVID, and finding profits in adversity.

4-5:30 p.m.

Everyone Can Learn CorelDRAW. Sponsored by Corel Trainer

Friday, June 3

8-9:30 a.m.

Lights, Camera, Action! Become a Sandcarving Star! Sponsored by IKONICS Imaging

Master Wall Wrap & Graphic Applications: Overcoming Challenges. Sponsored by ORAFOL Americas

10 a.m.-noon

GPX Theater: Wrap IQ Podcast with John Duever and Blake Madsen on exploring business insights around the wraps, tint, PPF, and ceramic coating markets.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Let’s Get “NAKED” about Marketing. Sponsored by Don’t Drive Naked Vehicle Wraps

Print More Than T-Shirts. Sponsored by Transfer Express

Sell More to Existing Customers. Sponsored by Advertising Specialty Institute

1:30-3 p.m.

Patch Seminar. Sponsored by Melco

Skills, Materials & Laser Hacks to Help You Succeed in a Changing Business Environment. Sponsored by Trotec Laser

3 p.m.

GPX Theater: Lon Winters of Graphic Elephants with Alex Mammoser of Easiway Systems/Bluewater Labs on best practices for screen cleaning and reclamation.

4-5:30 p.m.

How to Price Yourself for Profit. Sponsored by GRAPHICS PRO with Matt Richart

Saturday, June 4

8-9:30 a.m.

Accelerating Your Screen-Printed Decorating Techniques. Sponsored by GRAPHICS PRO with Lon Winters

Pricing Strategies: Are You Getting Paid for Your Time? Sponsored by GRAPHICS PRO with Matt Charboneau

Wraps Designer Tools & Tips. Sponsored by GRAPHICS PRO with Dallas Fowler

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Managing the Details of the Sign Creation Process. Sponsored by GRAPHICS PRO with Matt Charboneau

From the Gargantuan to the Itsy-Bitsy: A Pro’s Guide to Holding and Engraving the Ridiculous. Sponsored by GRAPHICS PRO with Lori Champagne

1 p.m.

GPX Theater: WRAP Olympics Winners presentation

1:30-3 p.m.

Making the Most of Your Production Time and Energy in Small Business. Sponsored by GRAPHICS PRO with Lori Champagne

Registration is free and includes:

  • Entrance to the exhibit hall each day
  • Unlimited Training in the Classroom and Training in the Hall
  • Chances to win $500 in Buyer Bucks each day
  • After-hours networking event: The Mixer @ GPX takes place at Elements Financial Club @ Victory Field (501 W Maryland Street, around the corner from the Indiana Convention Center) from 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3 for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, fun, and networking. Sponsored by CIT

GPX gives graphics shops access to the awards and personalization, apparel decorating, and sign and digital graphics markets, all under one roof in six convenient locations. Go to g-p-x.com for more information and updates.

Marie Fennema

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

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