Hot Bed Press
Hot Bed Press Printmakers' Studio | The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4NB | Tel: 0161 743 3111 | Email: info@hotbedpress.org
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Eat, Sleep, Print, Repeat… Eat, Sleep, Print, Repeat

We have spacious facilities including 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 the largest open access print workshop in the region and have 230 members.

    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.

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

  • April16th

    With all our courses full up and a brilliant take-up of 102 people attending 14 courses since January this year it’s been a great start to 2014. We are now planning and scheduling more courses to run in June & July with some old favourites to meet demand and of course some new twists and […]

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  • April16th

    Second year Complete Printmakers are now showing at Bank Quay House in Warrington until 26th May in a collaborative exhibition with The Regional Centre For Print, Wrexham. The show entitled Artists’ Proof has given the opportunity to show the high standard of work coming out of The Complete Printmaker course as well as helping students […]

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  • April10th

    Time Lapse 20:20

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    The 20:20 is showing now at The Art House in Wakefield and we are really pleased to show you their video of the work going up and the private view including live screenprinting. It’s a great video bringing it all to life thanks to 2 students from Leeds University; Zoe East and Kate Green, and […]

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  • March26th

    We are really pleased to announce that Hot Bed Press printmakers will be showing alongside artists from The Regional Print Centre, Wrexham at Bank Quay House in Warrington from Friday 4th April until 25th May. This exhibition showcases work from some of our 2nd Year Complete Printmakers, which is really exciting for us, as it […]

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  • March6th

    Price Rises

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    Having kept prices the same for 2 years we are putting up membership and hourly usage up slightly from 7th April to cover ongoing increases in overheads. Print Membership Membership will be going up to £6.25 a month, (£75.00 a year)*. The hourly rate is rising from £2.75 an hour to £3.00 an hour. We […]

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