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.

Should Your Business Take a Stand on Controversial Issues?

Should Your Business Take a Stand on Controversial Issues?

In the world of small business, it can be difficult to avoid controversial or offensive topics. You definitely don’t want to isolate consumers, but you may also have a specific customer in mind for your business. After watching companies like Apple, Starbucks and Chick-fil-A, the question remains: should your business take a stand on controversial issues? Today we’re going to talk about pros and cons.

Pros
When it comes to taking a stand on a controversial topic, there are definitely some pros that could help promote a small business. This is probably the greatest positive of a brand taking a stand: it shows your company’s conviction. Current customers and potential consumers can know that your small business has values and that you stand by them. Whether they agree or not, many consumers may appreciate your decision to take a stand regardless.

Secondly, controversial topics are popular. If we look in the media, we can see controversial issues being discussed in depth all over the place. When your business puts its name into the mix, it increases your chance of being seen and—more importantly—heard. Capitalizing on recent events gives more visibility to your brand and can boost engagement simply because consumers are more aware of what your company stands for.

Finally, many customers who do agree with your company’s stance will probably deepen their relationship with your business when they find your position. For example, according to Forbes, 20% of 26-35 year olds say they’re more likely to shop at companies whose social-political stances mirror their own. While your opinion may isolate some consumers, it may engage even more, and build up positive relationships with customers you’re more interested in working with.

Cons
Of course, with the positives comes potential negatives of your small business taking a stand on a controversial issue. Because for every customer who agrees with your position, you run the risk of customers not agreeing with you, and therefore writing off the business all together.

According to Entrepreneur, people don’t separate individuals from businesses. As a small-business owner, your thoughts and opinions are in the public sphere, and for every opinion you express, the business is automatically linked to it. And vice versa. If your small company takes a stand on an issue, your employees could be adversely affected, because they are seen as part of the business, rather than simply connected to it.

In addition, the public never forgets. If your small business has an opinion now, chances are it will be brought up again… and again… and again. Once your stance is open to the public, it’s out there for good. This can have especially negative effects if at some point in the future your business tries to work with a new partner, find a different employee or get involved in something that may seem “hypocritical.” When it comes to the sphere of public opinion, consumers can be unforgiving and unforgetting.

Finally, your message may even be misinterpreted. Perhaps you want to take a small stand on an issue, but it somehow ends up out of proportion, and consumers see it as a big stand. This can have far-reaching negative consequences you could have never predicted. In a world of technology which lacks tone and nonverbal cues, it’s easy for your position to end up appearing more radical than even you considered.

When it comes to getting involved in current events, there are lots of pros and cons to consider for your small business. While taking a stand on an issue can have negative consequences, there are also some worthwhile positives. No matter what your business decides, be sure to think carefully before sending anything out, because chances are you’ll never get it back.