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 Technicians 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 3 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 3. All four courses were fully booked up in weeks and we are now taking expressions of interest for 2016!

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    Latest News

  • July2nd

    ‘Print’ at RKB Gallery An Exhibition of original prints by artists from Hot Bed Press Preview – Tuesday 7th July 12-5pm Exhibition Continues 8th – 16th July 10am – 5pm This Tuesday sees the launch of an exhibition of work from our 3rd year Complete Printmakers at their inaugural London exhibition at the RKB Gallery. […]

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  • June9th

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    We are having a Wayzgoose Print Fair on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June. Doors open between 11am & 5pm. It’s free entry so please just turn up! There’s so much happening. We will be taking over more of the first floor. There will be specially created shops selling printed goods and lots of artists’ […]

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  • June4th

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    Our next lot of courses start in July. We already have bookings coming in and some courses are starting to look like booking up even before our leaflets and publicity machine burst into full swing. The programme kicks off on Saturday & Sunday 4th & 5th July with Adanarama and Screenprinted Posters with Drawn To […]

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  • May29th

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    This Sunday (31st May) Hot Bed Press will pop-up at InPrint Liverpool and will be running a free screenprint workshop all day plus a stand selling lots of lovely prints. We will be supported again by G.F.Smith who have generously provided lots of lovely colourplan paper for our posters which will be printed on the […]

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  • May20th


    Hot Bed Press members survey is now open for you to complete and help us gather some info on our wonderful members. It’s only a few questions and takes no time at all to complete. Please note that there is no confirmation message when you hit send and although it might seem that it hasnt […]

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