Acme Prints’ Primary Goal is to better the world by making a concrete, measurable difference in the welfare of at least one million animals – including people – and to combat damage done to the world by other corporations and individuals. We will achieve this by being profitable and sharing those profits with human- and animal-welfare organizations.

We will also create opportunities for many charitable organizations to generate income by selling products they purchase from us at our cost. In these areas, we function similar to a non-profit.

We will create and maintain profitability in other areas by offering our customers a product of the highest quality at a fair price with service that is the second to no one in our industry. We believe that by truly caring about our customers and their needs, by treating customers and employees with respect, and by standing behind our product, we will always be successful and will achieve our goals.


Acme Prints was founded at the turn of the century (1999) by Dan Hargest in Mesa, Arizona.

In the News


Phoenix Printer Helping Arizona Teachers Finds Himself A Target

“Teachers are so important,” says Acme Prints owner Dan Hargest. “I wanted to do something to help, let them know they are appreciated.”

May 3, 2018

CBS 5, 3TV

Red for Ed T-shirt Fight

At Acme Prints they’re busy making #RedForEd because teachers keep walking through the door to buy them, thousands of them…

May 1, 2018


How a Conspiracy Theorist Blocked #RedForEd T-Shirt Sales

A Cave Creek critic of #RedForEd registered the name “Arizona Educators United” with the state last week, then forced a local firm to quit s…

May 1, 2018


Cave Creek man registers ‘Red for Ed’ to try and block movement

Acme Prints in Phoenix has been busy making Red for Ed t-shirts because teachers keep walking through the door to buy them, thousands of the…

May 1, 2018


Downtown Phoenix print shop selling #RedForEd shirts

A print shop in Downtown Phoenix is selling #RedForEd T-shirts for educators and their supporters.

April 10, 2018


ACME Prints Finds Home, Community In Downtown Phoenix

“It’s easy to not notice the growth,” Hargest said, “but every now and then it really hits me that I’m just some guy who decided to try printing t-shirts on his back porch.”

December 17, 2015



12 New Shops, Restaurants, and Living Spaces in Downtown Phoenix

January 4, 2016