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Hardin Graphics Prints Velzy Tshirts

Early Dale Velzy Surf Boards and Shop It is hard to believe that the worldwide fascination with surfing had a commercial beginning in Orange County as well as Costa Mesa T-shirt printing. In the early 1960s, the gentlemen Dale Velzy and Joe Quigg were surfboard makers in Newport Beach, California. They were competitors and very […]

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Early Skateboarding and Screen-Printing in the OC

Screen Printing Shop Stories It may come as a surprise to you but the owner of Hardin Graphics, Michael Hardin does not write these blog posts. I am his wife and I do it for him. There are a lot of reasons for this being the case, but that’s another post. What’s interesting about this […]

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Three Reasons to Go to Hardin Graphics

The Three Reasons 1.  Meet Buck and find out how he got his nickname  2. Hardin Graphics has been printing T-shirts in Costa Mesa and screen printing for 47 years 3. Get an original copy of the recipe for the Buck Burger Nickname Origin Follow the trail of a nickname and there is story. Last weekend […]

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Prints from 1975

Of course, it hasn’t always just been t-shirt printing at Hardin Graphics. Arleen Behr the mother of Bill Hardin, Michael Hardin, Steve Hardin, Otto Behr and Fred Behr started up a bag business called Behr Bags in the mid 1960s.  She is also affectionately called Ma Behr by family, friends and the Costa Mesa community. […]

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