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!

Find out more about Hot Bed Press…

    Latest News

  • September5th

    For some time now we have been working behind the scenes to try to secure the long term future of Hot Bed Press. We have put in a proposal to buy The Casket Works from Salford City Council. If everything goes to plan we will take on the whole building. Our plans include accommodating all […]

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  • August29th

    With the courses all now out and bookings coming in places are going fast. The special week of book arts courses has proven very popular as well it may with guest tutor Roni Gross coming from New York plus lots more with The Great Zine Machine, Typewriter Art and Book Marks printing.   We also […]

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  • August29th

    Thanks For Coming

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    Thanks to everyone who came to The Carbooty last weekend. It was a roaring success. We met lots of new people and sold lots of prints. In fact we sold over £550 worth of prints and raised over £400 for Hot Bed Press. Well done to Andy and Karen who were the stalwarts who manned […]

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  • August22nd

    Join us for Northern Art Carbooty 2014, this Sunday, 24th August, at 1 Primrose Street, (off Bengal Street) in Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6AQ, 12-5pm!The Northern Car Booty will be taking over the venue’s Club space, hanger and courtyard to bring you high quality arts, design, craft, workshops, live music, performance, food, drink and family friendly vibes […]

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  • August6th

    Wayzgoose 2014 2

    A BIG THANKYOU to all those who came to Hot Bed Press last Friday and Saturday for our print jamboree. We sold lots of prints and letterpress. Despite the rain we had a really good turnout and we sold over £3,000 worth of prints and print paraphernalia! For a rainy evening and day in August […]

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