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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Hot Bed Press

Centre for Creative Printmaking

Hot Bed Press is a specialist centre for creative printmaking providing access to professional facilities and expertise to everyone with an interest in printmaking and book arts. Membership is open to all.

Embracing the industrial heritage of our Salford locality, we respect and preserve traditional printmaking skills, equipment and techniques. At the same time, we have a robust, modern approach that supports sustainability, regeneration and innovation.

An extensive education programme brings new audiences to printmaking and expands the knowledge of creative printmakers through lifelong learning and master classes. We champion printmaking through exchanges, exhibitions, events and outreach activities and collaborate with our local partners. We also support artists with bursaries, placements, volunteer schemes, residencies and research fellowships.

Hot Bed Press aims to be the catalyst for the creation of new work, experimentation and technical innovation, and to help artists to challenge the nature and perceptions of printmaking. Extending past the boundaries of the workshop we actively seek links with other organisations and to collaborate with print workshops nationally and internationally.

• Spacious studios with extensive facilities for screen printing, etching (Including aquatint) letterpress, relief printing, book art – and much more

• Open 5 days a week plus Thursday evening and the last Saturday of every month

• Full support from print technicians

• Range of low cost membership options

• Evening, weekend and year-long courses covering an extensive range of print process.

Find out more about Hot Bed Press…

    Latest News

  • January29th

    Comp Print 2014 group shot

    We are gearing up to a new year for our Complete courses. The year-long courses have once again proven really popular. We are really pleased to be almost full on every course. On the first year Complete Printmaker there is only one place left on the evening course and only one place left on The […]

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  • January11th


    Well, we’re straight back into the swing of things here at Hot Bed Press and we’re excited to be launching our new season of workshops which you can navigate to via the courses tab at the top of the page. We have something for everyone this season, from those new to printmaking and book arts, […]

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  • December18th

    We have confirmed our courses to start off the programme in 2016. There’s lots of new courses and twists to seasoned favourites. We will be announcing and publicizing them all in January and taking bookings. The season starts off with Introduction to Printmaking over 5 Wednesday evenings from 17th February and covers, monoprinting, drypoint, collagraph, […]

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  • December8th


    Thankyou to everyone who exhibited and submitted work for this year’s Under The Bed Sale at Hot Bed Press. It’s a great opportunity for the workshop to raise funds and an equally great opportunity for our members to get their work seen and sold. We sold over £2,000 of artwork at this year’s exhibition which […]

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  • November30th


    We would love to see you at our annual Under The Bed Print Sale and launch of our 20:20 Print Exchange on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of December. The perfect time for you to pick up a beautiful print for yourself or grab some presents for Christmas! All prints on sale will be under […]

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