The year was 1960. Tulsa had been an incorporated community for a short 62 years with a population of 262,000. AT&T long distance advertised a three minute telephone call from Tulsa to Dallas for 65¢. Local grocery stores advertised one pound of coffee for 74¢.
Tulsa’s history and the history of churches and ministries, and those who serve them are forever intertwined. One-by-one major ministries make Tulsa, Oklahoma (and near-by Broken Arrow) their home. Bill Thresher leaves his occupation as a pressman and opens Lithaprint as a printing facility to serve the needs of ministries who could not afford printing on their limited budgets. (Our name comes from a twist on the lithography printing process).
Through the years our client list reads like a Who’s Who of church, non-profit and corporate leadership. God blessed the step of faith Bill Thresher took to open Lithaprint in 1960. Expanding the business in 1962; Bill moves the printing facility to a renovated community grocery store near downtown Tulsa. Bill continued to guide Lithaprint during its formative stages, adding family members, (and their spouses and friends) one and two at a time.
From those humble beginnings in the original 40’ x 40’ building, Lithaprint continues to operate and expand.
When you speak or work with one of our staff, most of the time you are working with someone who knew and worked with Bill Thresher. Our staff, customers, vendors and friends are family to us at Lithaprint. We still have family lunches on Fridays!
Honoring the legacy of Bill Thresher, second and third generations of the Thresher family continue the vision of its founder: Provide high quality printing and products to pastors, churches, ministries, and businesses at an affordable cost.