6770 NW Century Blvd Hillsboro, OR 97124
6770 NW Century Blvd Hillsboro, OR 97124

Powerful Print Solutions

Pristine offset printing, and quick turn-around digital printing ensures your project looks good and arrives on time – even under the tightest deadlines.
Powerful Web portal Solutions

Combine personalization, innovative ordering, integrated marketing, with customizable 24-hour / world-wide ordering access right from your desktop! Now connecting users and assisting in managing brand assets is just a click away!
Powerful Project Management

We will manage complex projects from direct mail, content data management, mailing lists, variable assembly, packaging and delivery. We do it all!
Powerful and Effective Direct Mail

We will print, fold, bind and mail. Being a qualified supplier to the US Postal Service, we will connect your marketing with your customer list. These are complex tasks we do to take the worry off of you.
Powerful branding through Self Promotion

We can apply your brand to all kinds of surfaces. From t-shirts and jackets to vehicles, pens, frisbees, cups and.. well, pretty much anything. We do much more than just apply ink to paper.
Powerful On Demand Fulfillment

We can reduce your overhead, track your items and maintain a tight inventory. Whatever time or day, we can process your orders with our automated online ordering, allowing you to meet your client’s and dealer’s expectations.
Powerful Packaging

The world is 3-D. And we have the technology to design, construct, die-cut and deliver a full range of packages created to your exact specifications in all kinds of materials.
Powerfully Easy

Our tech savvy and obsession over print never gets in the way of our most important business practices: being honest, doing the right thing and being approachable and accommodating. Being friendly, knowledgeable professionals has always been key to keeping our customers happy.

Come visit. Take the tour. We’d love to have the opportunity to show you just how powerful a printing partner can be.

  • Stacy Henderson, President, Kmotion, Inc.
    Stacy Henderson, President, Kmotion, Inc.

    Having worked with Lithtex for several years, we rely heavily on their expertise and proactive problem solving. We have worked with multiple printers and print reps, and always feel confident using Lithtex as our go-to, as their knowledge and expertise are clearly superior in a very competitive industry.

What to Do With Your Hands When Speaking Publicly

Even the most seasoned of public speakers has experienced Awkward Hand Syndrome. You confidently stride up to the podium, feeling like a person who has control of his limbs. But as soon as you open your mouth, you become painfully aware of the things at the end of your arms. Panicked thoughts run rampant in your mind: “What the heck do I do with my hands? Do I put them behind my back? Should I try to move them? Oh wow, I look like a freakish robot right now. Have I always clapped my hands together when I’m trying to make a point?” Etcetera, etcetera…

Figuring out what to do with your hands is inarguably one of the worst parts of public speaking. However, there are a few handy (get it?) tricks that will make your gestures seem more normal.

First of all, it’s important to understand what certain gestures convey:

- Crossed arms: protective, closed off, disagreeing
- Hands clasped in front of body: weak, timid, vulnerable
- Hands in pockets: nervous or overly casual
- Hands on hips: condescending, overbearing
- Holding onto the podium: controlling, nervous, obviously self-conscious about gestures

So as you can see, these panic-induced default gestures can definitely send the wrong message. The best hand gestures are the ones that appear natural. They show that you are confident and at ease while speaking. So how do you achieve naturalness when any hand movements make you feel like a bird flapping its wings?

- Practice your speech with a friend. Simply sit down at a table and talk through your speech as though it were a casual conversation. It might take a few run-throughs before it feels less strange, but in time you will find yourself in a more relaxed state. Pay attention to your natural hand gestures, and only make conscious adjustments if one of your habitual movements conveys something negative (see list above).

- Videotape yourself giving your speech standing up. What might feel like excessively theatrical gestures might actually look very normal and polished when you review the tape.

- Practice, practice, practice. This is important for all aspects of public speaking, but particularly for hand gestures. The more you practice using them, the easier it will be to get on that stage and not become paralyzed by the fear of Awkward Hand Syndrome.