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

  • July16th

    We are having a grand open event on Friday 1st August [6pm - 9pm] and Saturday 2nd August [11am -6pm]. On Friday evening will be our latest Under-The-Bed Sale selling prints at bargain prices, from £1.00 to £50.00, in a great big clear out. There will be literally hundreds of prints on sale with money […]

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  • July10th

    Roma Auskalnyte is currently on an internship with Hot Bed Press and you can find her printmaking and working at the workshop on Wednesdays to Fridays throughout June and July. Roma is a mixed media artist currently studying her Masters Degree at Kuvataideakatemia, The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in  Helsinki. Originally from Lithuania she studied […]

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  • June25th

    Newcastle plays host to The International Print Biennale from 27th June to 9th August. It’s great to see printmaking held in such a big spotlight. With so many venues and artists taking part the festival will give insights and inspiration for anyone interested in print. We applaud Northern Print Studio for their initiative which has […]

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  • June20th

    We are off and running for the 20:20 and we have already had a good response from print workshops; many new to the exchange. There is plenty of time to go yet. We are setting the deadline to hear confirmation from workshops on taking part and (rough) numbers involved. Prints are to be in by […]

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  • June13th

    Hot Bed Press at 20

    As part of our 20 year celebration of a show at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery we are running a special Summer School of Print at the gallery between 30th July and 27th August. Set on 5 Wednesday mornings between 10.00am and 12.30pm you can have a taster course in Monoprint, Drypoint, Japanese Lino, The […]

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