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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  • 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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  • October5th


    We are very excited to announce our courses for Autumn and Winter 2016 and have been working hard to put on a diverse range of workshops to suit various experiences, abilities and taste. We are proud to say that we never run two programmes the same and always have something new on offer. This time […]

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  • September8th


    We’re super excited to be exhibiting this year’s Buy Art Fair where this year we are also going to be running print demonstrations again in a large project space which we will transform into a fully working print studio over the four days of the exhibition. We will be stand number 118 so come find […]

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  • August5th


    The sun is out and Hot Bed Press is hot with activity. We have taken over the workshop for 2 full on weeks of courses. This week Intro to Print and Letterpressed Books are busy finishing off their week. It’s been an exhilarating and exhausting week for those on the course, but the energy and […]

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