6770 NE Century Blvd Hillsboro, OR 97124
6770 NE 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.

Outsourcing v. Insourcing Your Business Blog

Outsourcing v. Insourcing Your Business Blog

So, you have a website, analytics and maybe even some social media channels. You finally feel like you’re starting to get the hang of this “marketing” thing, and really learning how to grow your team and customers. But then, you heard about blogging. Almost all businesses, organizations and professional individuals should have a consistently maintained blog on their website.

According to Hubspot, 53% of marketers say blog content creation is their top inbound marketing priority. In 205 alone, companies that published 16 or more blog posts per month got almost 3.5 times more traffic than companies that published less than four monthly posts. Clearly, blogging has a major impact on inbound marketing efforts. The more consistent, relative and current a blog is on a website, the better the traffic will be and more overall growth for the business. But still, the greatest question remains: who should actually write blog posts?

When it comes to blogging, there are two main options: insourcing or outsourcing your blog. Insourcing refers to having current employees or leaders within the organization take on the responsibility of blogging. On the other hand, outsourcing means—you guessed it—hiring an outside party handle it. Both insourcing and outsourcing a business blog have their advantages in business, so today we’re going to take a deeper look and see which is the better fit.

1. Insourcing
One extremely helpful way in managing your website’s writing is through insourcing writing. When internal leaders or team members—or you—manage the blog, you can feel confident they have the necessary knowledge base of the product or service, as well as a solid background mindset for the brand you want to promote. It can also be easier to communicate about then blog when it’s managed in-house. For example, through meetings in person.

However, there are two great disadvantages when trying to manage your blog in-house: (1) blogs require a lot of work; (2) designating this work to employees who are already busy can be difficult. Consistent topic generation, blog writing, posting and sharing creates extra responsibility for team members who already have very busy schedules. Furthermore, assessing who has the best knowledge, time and competent writing skills within a business can be a challenge, and create further frustration or tension later on.

2. Outsourcing
On the other hand, outsourcing your blog efforts to a freelancer or marketing company can be a great alternative. Outsourcing guarantees working with professionals in the marketing fields, who know when, what and how to consistently keep your blog updated with engaging content. Most importantly, outsourcing your blog responsibilities have an exceptional ROI. Not only do you free up time within your own organization, but by bringing in professionals at a respectful price, you can be guaranteed to grow blog viewers, website visitors and business overall.

So, the biggest question is: does a business have the financial, time and marketing resources to insource a website blog? If not, then it may be best to outsource the work. While insourcing allows you full control of all content, outsourcing produces the same great content but without the added responsibility. Evaluate your current blogging needs to see if insourcing or outsourcing your blog is best for you, and continue to grow your business.