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Ditch Ink and Surf & Mirth greeting cards...Made in the USA

Posted by Arden Spacek on

When was the last time you browsed at the greeting cards in a local card shop, grocery store, pharmacy or chain department store?  If your were trying to find a card that was manufactured in the USA you may have left empty handed.  Most of the cards out there are made in China.  You may find a few that are made by local artisans or photographers but for the most part, you are looking at imports.  

Here at Ditch Ink and Surf & Mirth we are proud to say that all of our cards are designed and printed in the USA.  We hand print some  of our cards at our Eastern Long Island studio, but mostly we have them printed for us in Maine using 100% wind power, recycled paper and vegetable based inks!  

We think our images and greetings are pretty special, and our customers agree.  So to keep the repurposing ideology alive, we encourage you to treat your Surf & Mirth card like a little piece of art.  Pass it on, frame it, make a package tag out of it.

Here's a shot of Peter loading up the van from our printer, JS McCarthy in Maine.

Gracie our Blue Heeler assuming her post as co-pilot.

Valentine's Day Dilemma

Valentine's Day always seems to leave people scratching their heads.  Do too much?  You run the risk of making others look like they did too little.  Not do enough?  You look like you just don't care that much.  Not to mention wanting to do just the right thing for the other people in your life [...]

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How to Amuse Yourself During a Nor'easter

If you're not familiar with the term nor'easter, let's clear that up first.  It's the name given to a storm or winds blowing from the northeast  though New England.  It  can often bring snow and rain, but always includes high winds, often hurricane like. We just experienced another nor'easter--it blew through our little Long Island [...]

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Santa Barbara Surf Sessions | Holiday 2016

Check out this video that our daughter put together from some our our favorite surf sessions during a family vacation to Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties this past Christmas.  Stay tuned for the second half which documents the GoPro miracle that was the perfect ending to our adventure....Video: A. Spacek | Music: Seapony

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"East End Collected" at the Southampton Arts Center

If you are in the Hamptons you won't want to miss this fabulous show curated by Paton Miller.                                     Local artists have borrowed their favorite pieces from collectors.  You can see Peter Spacek's scrimshaw Blue Fish board on the [...]

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Wetiquette featured on Surfermag.com

Our friend Rob Gilley has some keen thoughts on surf etiquette and has kindly featured illustrations from our WETIQUETTE, An Illustrated Guide to Surf Etiquette in his article on etiquette for Surfermag.com...Read his article (which is inspiring lively debate!)...and get your copy of WETIQUETTE at www.ditchink.com---AND we've marked it down over 20% just for the [...]

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"Juno" a film by James Katsipis ...

Historic Winter Storm Juno hits the east coast while four local Montauk surfers make the most of the conditions.  A film by James Kastispis.  http://vimeo.com/118156877

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