Hot Bed Press
Hot Bed Press Printmakers' Studio | The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4NB | Tel: 0161 743 3111 | Email: info@hotbedpress.org

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Here at Hot Bed Press we are dedicated to the support and promotion of everything print. We have grown over the last 11 years, since moving into The Casket Works. We are now one of the largest open access print workshops in the UK.

We boast 8 screen beds, 5 etching presses, 2 Albions, a Columbian and Gem letterpress press, as well as many more smaller presses, a great letterpress resource with over 200 cases of type from small to large wooden type and lots more besides.

We always welcome new members and our courses offer anyone with an interest in printmaking, letterpress and book arts the opportunity to get started or to learn more from experts in the field. Like printmaking as a whole we are always adapting and developing new ways of working whilst carrying on age old traditions practiced by the masters.

Above all we are friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere here is quite simply a creative hub and a great working environment.

Find out more about Hot Bed Press…

    Latest News

  • September26th

    Our Autumn/Winter courses have arrived at Hot Bed Press!! We are offering lots of different courses from Paper Marbling to Mezzotint – there really is something for everyone. As well as our regular returning course tutors we will be welcoming guest tutors such as Kevin Holdaway, Jason Hicklin, Pippa Pixley, Justin Sanders and Kate Desforges. […]

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  • July11th



    Presenting for the very first time for your delight and delectation, Hot Bed Press will be opening up our huge ground floor space for a print fair like no other. A veritable extravaganza of printed paraphernalia. Over 40 stands of hand-printed cards, bags, book arts and much more in the large ground floor pop-up gallery/print […]

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  • May10th

    Our latest programme of courses is now open for bookings. There’s so much on offer. This is the biggest programme of courses we have run and there are some really special courses on offer like Stone Lithography, Copper Sulphate Etching, Botanical Print, Making It, and Condensed Bold letterpress. Courses will inevitably book up fast…some faster […]

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  • March12th



    We had a fantastic time at this year’s Hepworth Wakefield Print fair and showed work from 30 Hot Bed Press artists. Sales were very good and a huge thanks to everyone who made the journey and managed to catch the fair which featured some very beautiful work and some great galleries. If you are a […]

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  • January15th



    Exhibition Opportunity – Bury Art Gallery Print: A Catalyst for Social Change 9 February – 27 April Printed material is used to communicate important information and as a catalyst for change. The ability to reproduce something has been essential in the dissemination of knowledge and ideas. But, is print still relevant in the digital age? […]

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