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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Eat, Sleep, Print, Repeat… Eat, Sleep, Print, Repeat

Hot Bed Press is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing printmaking facilites and workshops to support artists and printmakers throughout the UK. We are the largest open access print workshop in the region and currently have 230 members. Our spacious facilities, situated in an old Victorian warehouse, include a screenprint area equipped with 7 screen beds, an etching facility now boasting 5 etching presses, an aquatint room, nitric and ferric etching booths, and a letterpress/relief print area with 2 Albion presses, a Columbian and various Adanas and nipping presses. 

We are open 5 days a week, plus Thursday evenings and the last Saturday of every month, with technical support on hand from our Technician and Studio Volunteers who help keep the place running smoothly.

Courses For Everyone
Our course programme is undoubtedly one of the biggest print focused education programme in the country with over 50 courses; from one-day taster courses to a year-long comprehensive course. The range of courses is always varied and we freshen up courses with new techniques and approaches for each programme. [We run 3 programmes a year.] Our book and letterpress courses are very highly regarded. We heralded a new year long course in 2013 with The Complete Printmaker and soon found demand really high, enough to run 2 courses and still have a very healthy reserve list. We are running the same again and are really pleased to have introduced The Complete Book Artist and The Complete Printmaker year 2. All four courses were fully booked up in weeks and we are now taking expressions of interest for 2015!

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    Latest News

  • April20th

    We are still working hard behind the scenes to secure the long term future of Hot Bed Press. Our plans to purchase The Casket Works, our home since 2006, are coming together. We have commissioned surveys and full costings on buying and refurbishing the building. Our ambitions include expanding the print rooms, adding new dedicated […]

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  • January27th

    New Post for 2015

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    We are starting the year as we mean to go on. We are really pleased to announce that we have employed a second Technician to start on 5th February. Lois Gilbert , known to some members already, having volunteered for some time on Wednesday afternoons, and previously from volunteering on Fridays in 2011/12, will be […]

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  • January7th

    We’re delighted to launch our fresh season of printmaking workshops. Time to shake off the holidays and start your year with new energy, creativity and passion. This season we have a great selection for absolute beginners through to you seasoned printmakers, designers and artists. We’re pretty sure that we have all bases covered this season, […]

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  • December17th

    Hot Bed Press will be open this Saturday; 20th December (11am – 4pm) as the last Saturday of the month, (okay of our month as we have brought the ‘last’ Saturday forward before Christmas). We will then close for Christmas and re-open on Monday 5th January. Of course keyholders may be in over Christmas working […]

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  • November26th

    Under The Bed Sale / 20:20 Exhibition Launch   Friday and Saturday 5th & 6th December Friday 6 – 9pm & Saturday 11 – 5pm It’s coming up to Christmas and we’re preparing for our annual Under The Bed Sale. We will also be launching an exhibition of this year’s 20:20 Print Exchange! We will be open on the Friday evening and […]

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