Graph Expo 2012 Housing Now Open

Housing for GRAPH EXPO 2012 is now open, the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) has announced. GRAPH EXPO 2012, the year's largest graphic communications exhibition and conference in the Americas, will take place October 7-10, 2012, in Chicago's McCormick Place South.

GASC has negotiated the lowest rates for GRAPH EXPO 2012 exhibitors and attendees at the most popular and convenient hotels in downtown Chicago. Special introductory rates are available and visitors are encouraged to book early as rates are subject to change and will increase as the show approaches.

In addition to the specially negotiated rates, attendees who book their rooms through the official GRAPH EXPO housing service will enjoy certain additional benefits:

* GRAPH EXPO rates are guaranteed to be the lowest rates,

* If any official GRAPH EXPO hotel lowers its rates, or lower rates are found, GRAPH EXPO rates will automatically be lowered and new confirmations generated,

* No deposit is required at time of booking,

* No contract is required for exhibitor or group bookings, and

* Complimentary shuttle bus service is provided for guests between the official GRAPH EXPO hotels and McCormick Place.

Graphic communications professionals planning on attending GRAPH EXPO are encouraged to reserve their rooms early, as hotels sell out quickly and these special introductory rates are only available for a limited time.

There are two ways to book a room for GRAPH EXPO. Attendees may go online and visit, where they can make their hotel reservations through the official GRAPH EXPO housing service or download a hotel housing form to mail or fax in. Attendees reserving their rooms via mail or fax will still receive the same discounted rates and benefits as those who register online. Information on discounted air travel arrangements on American or United Airlines, the official airline carriers for GRAPH EXPO, can also be found at

Recognized as the commercial printing, publishing, mailing and transactional exposition for the Americas, this year's "Print Integrated" themed GRAPH EXPO 2012 has been designed to offer a customized show-going experience to a diverse spectrum of attendees. The exhibition will offer the latest graphic communications technologies in live equipment demonstrations across the expansive show floor and education on the most in-demand products and profit-making opportunities. In addition to the returning highly popular Marketing Pavilion, which offers education, resources and networking opportunities for today's marketers, attendees will find seven other special interest sections on the show floor. These include News Print-the newspaper pavilion, back by attendee demand for a third year at GRAPH EXPO 2012 answering the call from newspaper printers and production executives for a dedicated show floor section; Future Print, featuring two of today's hottest technologies Printed Electronics and RFID; the Mailing & Fulfillment Center, the industry's largest mailing event anywhere in the Americas; the fourth annual GREENspace, a showcase on sustainability and eco-friendly products and services; the Prepress/Software/Workflow and Press/Finishing/PackPrint sections, and Education Main Street, for attendees seeking well-educated, talented industry newcomers to augment their company's workforce.

Click here to download a PDF of the Graph Expo Housing Form.

* New Opening Day Hours for 2012 *

The Chicago Marathon is taking place the morning of Sunday, October 7. To assist with getting show visitors to the convention center, GRAPH EXPO trade show hours on Sunday will be 12 noon – 5 pm. Please allow extra time to travel from airports or downtown to McCormick Place.