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

  • November24th

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    Running from 21st November to 3rd January a group of Printmakers from the second year of our Complete Printmaker course are exhibiting at Dover Gallery in Sedbergh. Printworks is an exhibition showcasing the artworks of a number of printmakers from Hot Bed Press and features a variety of traditional printmaking techniques including Drypoint, Etching, Collagraph, […]

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  • November20th


    And they are off! The 20:20 Print Exchange has all been sorted by our fantastic team and in record time. The lovely boxes have been winging their way to workshops all over the UK and Ireland with the biggest journey to The Icelandic Printmakers Association in Reykjavik. We are receiving messages from workshops as they […]

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  • November19th

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    We are really pleased to announce that we have taken delivery of a beautiful bit of new equipment at Hot Bed Press. We are now the proud owners of a Model 1 Natgraph Exposure Unit, which was built to specification for Hot Bed Press. We hoisted it up to the first floor by hand last […]

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  • November5th


    It feels a bit like Christmas right now at Hot Bed Press as packages full of beautiful prints have been landing everyday for our annual 20:20 Print Exchange. So far we have received boxes from 40 Print workshops including our newest addition, Islensk Grafik , The Icelandic Printmakers Association. Karen Mercer and Cathy Ferns have […]

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  • October22nd


    This week we have collected a really fantastic donation of Letterpress type, cases and equipment that has come via a couple of great guys, Peter and Stephen King, from just up the road in Salford. The treasure trove of beautiful presses and type had been meticulously collected over the years by artist and teacher Roy […]

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