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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Think Ink!

Our spacious facilities 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.

We welcome new members at any time. We are a friendly lot and we just want more and more people to enjoy printmaking and find out the exciting opportunities and potential in print. Members pay just £3.00 an hour and we have different types of membership to suit many tastes and needs. Print Membership costs just £6.75 a month, and we start everyone off with Trial Membership; see membership page for full details.

The Complete Package
We run 3 courses programmes a year which offer a full range of print processes and approaches. No programme is the same; we like to keep it fresh and exciting. Our year long courses have proven very popular. The Complete Printmaker started in 2013. We now run 1st, 2nd and 3rd years. [We have just had a very successful London show as part of the continued professional practice element of the 3rd year Complete Printmaker.] We added The Complete Book Artist course in 2014 and BRAND NEW FOR 2016 WILL BE The Complete Letterpress Course.We are now taking bookings for all yearlong courses!

Find out more about Hot Bed Press…

    Latest News

  • August7th

    2020 logo (with print rabbits)

    It’s that time of year again and our 20:20 Print Exchange is open for business. We have 36 print workshops so far wanting to take part, so it’s going to be another mammoth project. The exchange is one of the largest print exchanges in Europe. This year we are really pleased to welcome Hey Ho […]

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  • 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

    SM RPT Book03 (2)

    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

    2015 poster

    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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