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

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!

Find out more about Hot Bed Press…

    Latest News

  • 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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  • November21st

    We were invited to take part in the fantastic events at The Central Library as part of the Chaos to Order between 10th and 14th November curated by Everything Everything. The library was a buzz with performances and music events, readings, seminars and even dancers choreographed to use the whole library.   For our part we brought […]

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  • November21st

    The 20:20 Print Exchange has been arriving like early Christmas presents at print workshops across the UK and Ireland and we are receiving lovely e-mails of thanks and wonder at the huge task we undertake every year. Not only does the exchange get more people printing and using their print workshops but the exchange helps […]

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  • November18th

    With both the daytime and evening Complete Printmaker courses for 2015 now being fully booked we still have places available for The Complete Book Artist. The feedback on the workshop has been really great and we’re looking forward to running the course again on Tuesday evenings throughout 2015. So why not start the new year […]

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  • November5th

    The 20:20 prints are all in and lots of boxes opened. The team of pickers, checkers and sorters are enjoying seeing the massive range of prints. There are quite a few anomalies already with at least 10 artists producing 20 prints and not 25, so there’s going to be some challenging logistics in the coming […]

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