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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Here at Hot Bed Press we are dedicated to the support and promotion of everything print. We have grown over the last 10 years into one of the largest open access print workshops in the UK. We boast 7 screen beds, 5 etching presses, 2 Albions and a Columbian as well as many more smaller prerses, a great letterpress resource and lots more besides.

We always welcome new members and our courses offer anyone with an interest in printmaking, letterpress and book arts the opportunity to get started or to learn more from experts in the field. Like printmaking as a whole we are always adapting and developing new ways of working whilst carrying on age old traditions practiced by the masters.

Above all we are friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere here is quite simply a creative hub and a great working environment.

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  • June30th



    As part of Manifest Arts Festival, Hot Bed Press will be opening our doors for an exhibition of the best of contemporary print as well as free demonstrations! Friday 7th July 6-9pm & Saturday 8th 12-6pm Saturday’s demos as follows: 1pm: Etching 2.30pm: Linocut printing 4 pm: Expressive screenprinting Plus all day Stone Litho demonstration […]

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  • June19th



    Hot Bed Press Summer courses are now live on the website! We have spiced things up with a mini Summer School at the beginning of August and are really pleased to have Repeat Pattern with Kiran and Mandy and Japanese Woodcut and Box Making combined into one course with Lucy Schofield. Plus we have Extraordinary […]

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  • June8th

    Launching Saturday 10th June, Proof is an exhibition of original prints from a selection of Hot Bed Press Printmaker, previewing this Saturday at The Art House in Sheffield. Featured artists include Angela Hutton, Barbara Helm, Barbara Johns, Barry Gillions, Charlotte Allen, Clare Phelan, Dorothy Ellin, Kaye Wilson, Jan Slater, Nicola Breach, Rachel Bakewell, Sean Rorke […]

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  • April13th



    As many of you will know we are currently in the process of a large expansion of the workshop including the installation of a new roof and windows, skylights and studios. As a result we are opening our bookings for all Complete courses for 2018 early giving you the chance to book and save £100.00 […]

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  • March21st



    SURFACE NOW #1 An exhibition of contemporary letterpress art from North America 7th April to 23rd June Preview: 6th April at 7pm Hot Bed Press, Salford SURFACE NOW is an exhibition of contemporary letterpress art from North America, collected by Hot Bed Press member David Armes (of Red Plate Press) on his visits to the […]

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