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

Printmakers’ Studio

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

We have spacious well equipped facilities for screenprinting, etching, relief printing, letterpress, book arts and much more besides. There are Technicians and Studio Volunteers on hand to help and advise during all open access.

An extensive education programme offers a diverse range of courses across weekends, and evenings plus our year-long Complete Printmaker, Book Artist and Letterpress courses give a fuller experience over a year and come with materials, membership and an additional 4 hours access a week.

We champion printmaking through exchanges, exhibitions, events and outreach activities. We also support artists with placements, volunteer schemes, residencies, scholarships and research fellowships.

We have a range of membership options staring at £6.25 a month. Members can use the facilities for just £3.00 an hour. We are open 5 days a week, 10am – 5pm, plus Thursday evening until 9pm and the last Saturday of every month, 10am – 5pm.

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    Latest News

  • December1st


    We are proud to be launching this year’s 20:20 Print Exchange at Hot Bed Press. This year we had 39 workshops take part with over 500 artists submitting their editions of 25 prints! You can view the complete collection here on our flickr site and decide which ones you like the best! Just copy […]

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  • November23rd


    We are really pleased to announce that we will be running our year-long course in Letterpress Printing from February 2017. Our new course is due to run on Wednesday Evenings from 6pm – 9pm and we will be running our Thursday morning Complete Letterpress Printer as usual from 10am – 1pm. So you have a […]

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  • November22nd


    Our eagerly anticipated Under-The-Bed Sale will take place on Friday 2nd December 6pm – 9pm and Saturday 3rd December 11am – 4pm. This is our annual Christmas sale with hundreds of prints for sale from £5 to £50, thousands of prints in fact. We also launch our 20:20 Print Exchange by selling all the number […]

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  • October20th


    We are really pleased to announce that Hot Bed Press has been successful in our bid to Arts Council Grants for The Arts towards purchasing and developing The Casket Works as our permanent home and creating a major centre for printmaking. It has just been announced that we are to receive £169,000 towards a £256,000 […]

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  • October13th


    Manchester Artists’ Book Fair Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October Manchester Artists’ Book Fair is coming up! Dear friends and members of Hot Bed Press. This weekend we will proudly be running our annual Manchester Artists’ Book Fair at London Road Fire Station, by Piccadilly Station. Running as part of Manchester’s Design City Fair there […]

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