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

  • 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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  • May12th

    Due to the demand for Screenprinting workshops and to keep you going between seasons, we’re popping on a new Poster Printing workshop on 4th and 5th of July. Check the courses section of the website and click to provisionally book your place.

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  • May7th

    We are pleased to announce that we will be having our biggest Wayzgoose to date on the weekend of 27th & 28th June. We will open up into the exhibition space next door and are offering spaces to members to sell your work. Available to rent are : 6 Shops in studio spaces (£50 for […]

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  • April29th

    We have a studio space that will be available from the start of May It is a fully lockable individual artist’s space measuring 15ft x 8ft. There is 24/7 access to the space. The studio has good light and has a West facing window. Situated on the 2nd floor of Hot Bed Press it is […]

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  • April28th

    We are really pleased to be working in partnership with G.F.Smith as our latest sponsor. We have introduced a few of their papers to our range available for members at the studio; Mohawk, Naturalis and Colourplan. On Saturday 18th April we worked alongside Jane Crowther of G.F.Smith as part of Manchester Print Fair at The […]

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