Hot Bed Press
Hot Bed Press Printmakers' Studio | The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4NB | Tel: 0161 743 3111 | Email:

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Hot Bed Press

Centre for Creative Printmaking

Hot Bed Press is a specialist centre for creative printmaking providing access to professional facilities and expertise to everyone with an interest in printmaking and book arts. Membership is open to all.

Embracing the industrial heritage of our Salford locality, we respect and preserve traditional printmaking skills, equipment and techniques. At the same time, we have a robust, modern approach that supports sustainability, regeneration and innovation.

An extensive education programme brings new audiences to printmaking and expands the knowledge of creative printmakers through lifelong learning and master classes. We champion printmaking through exchanges, exhibitions, events and outreach activities and collaborate with our local partners. We also support artists with bursaries, placements, volunteer schemes, residencies and research fellowships.

Hot Bed Press aims to be the catalyst for the creation of new work, experimentation and technical innovation, and to help artists to challenge the nature and perceptions of printmaking. Extending past the boundaries of the workshop we actively seek links with other organisations and to collaborate with print workshops nationally and internationally.

• Spacious studios with extensive facilities for screen printing, etching (Including aquatint) letterpress, relief printing, book art – and much more

• Open 5 days a week plus Thursday evening and the last Saturday of every month

• Full support from print technicians

• Range of low cost membership options

• Evening, weekend and year-long courses covering an extensive range of print process.

Find out more about Hot Bed Press…

    Latest News

  • June7th


    For the attention of HBP members and friends, our Annual General Meeting will be held Weds 8th June at the workshop with interested members to present The Artistic Director’s report and the financial report, along with minutes of the last AGM, and the accounts for the previous year’s business. 
 The AGM is also […]

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  • May26th


    We have a couple of new Studio Volunteers to introduce to you. On a Monday we have Sarah Boulter who is currently studying an M.A. in Fine Art specialising in Printmaking at Salford University. On Thursday we now have Sarah McGurk joining the team. Sarah is also a Salford University graduate specialising in Printmaking. We […]

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  • May10th


    July to August 2016 Hot Bed Press is proud to announce our latest print spectacular. This is our biggest Summer programme to date and incorporates a special summer school of print, taking over the workshop for 2 full weeks and 3 weekends with some incredible guest tutors and tantalising techniques, plus our own staff will […]

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  • April28th

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    Just a gentle reminder to all members that the workshop will be closed on both Bank Holidays in May; this Monday the 2nd of May and Monday the 30th May. If you are a keyholder this is a great chance to get in during one of our few quiet times so make the most! We […]

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  • April21st


    Dexterous Exhibition Launch – Thurs 21st April, 6 – 8.30pm Exhibition continues 22nd April 11am – 4pm We are hosting an exhibition of final year students’ work from Manchester School of Art this week and would love to see you for the preview this Thursday evening at 6pm. Responding to the industrial past of the […]

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