Hot Bed Press
Hot Bed Press Printmakers' Studio | The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4NB | Tel: 0161 743 3111 | Email:
  • News
  • June18th

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    We are pleased to announce the launch of the new 20:20 website!


  • May7th

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    Like Most organisations and businesses across the UK, Hot Bed Press has been hit by the corona virus with income streams lost or diminished and the likelihood of a longer term effect on income at least for this year; possibly for the next 18 months.

    We need your support!

    In April we launched Hot Bed Editions, (

    Unfortunately this won’t be enough to make up for the loss of 2 course programmes and 3 events plus outreach workshops, exhibitions, and more. We estimate the loss of income to be around £25,000 – £30,000 this year

    This is where you can help us…

    By donating to Hot Bed Press through our Just Giving site you are helping us to continue our good work and to keep our great workshop alive and kicking. We would appreciate any donation large or small; it will all go towards keeping the workshop fully staffed, and the resources well maintained.

    We are aiming to get at least £5,000 through donations, which will go on essential equipment and upkeep.

    We want to thank you all for the ways you have already supported us whether that is through buying a print from Hot Bed Editions, continuing to pay your membership, or spreading the word about us and what we do.
    If you can donate we would be very grateful, but we understand not everyone is in the position to do so. Perhaps you could book on a future course or purchase one of our Hot Bed Editions prints; we are planning the launch of more throughout the year. It all helps.

    We want to be here and going strong and to promote and support print in every way we can for years to come.

  • April29th

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    We are pleased to announce the launch of Hot Bed Editions a new scheme to promote the best in fine art prints and raise money towards special projects.

    The first print is a 5 colour screen-print from artist Raul Gutierrez who designed and painted our lovely mural.

    You can see more of Raul’s work on his website:

    We will be selling this limited edition of 50 prints for £50 each. All money will go towards Hot Bed Press and help keep us afloat during this tricky time. The prints are now available to pre-order and will be available to collect when Hot Bed Press re-opens.


    To purchase print head to our shop









  • April17th

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    We are excited to announce that our online shop will be launching on May 1st! On the shop you will be able to purchase Hot Bed Press merchandise and prints as part of Hot Bed Editions (more to come on that soon…). To be the first to know make sure you sign up to our mailing list.

  • April9th

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    Happy Easter

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    Hello!!! We just wanted to wish all Hot Bed Press Members and Friends a very happy Easter. It may not be the Easter we planned for but we hope you can manage to take a break!!! We are currently still closed due to COVID-19 but are active on social media and via email. Stay in touch and remember to tag us in anything you are doing!

  • April1st

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    Hi everyone.

    Just a quick message to say that although Hot Bed Press is closed we are working from home and are still contactable. We will be updating the website and social media throughout this strange time so make sure you check in with us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you’re not already – make sure you have signed up to our mailing list for any updates.

    We hope you are all well and are staying safe and if you are printing we would love to see it!

    Send Kate an email at with what you are doing or what you should have been doing!

    See you all soon.

  • March20th

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    Hello everyone!!!

    We hope you have seen our news that Following government advice we are closing from Friday 20th March at 5.00pm

    We just to say thank you for all your support we really appreciate it
    It’s been very quiet in the workshop today and we are sad we have to close but we need to stay safe.
    We will still be responding to emails and some calls over the next week, so you can get in touch if you need to! If you’re printing from home and need some advice drop us a line – we’re happy to help in anyway we can.
    Stay safe everyone!
  • March13th

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    Our Summer Course programme has been really popular with courses including Introduction to Screen-Print, Woodcut and Waterless Litho already fully booked! We still have places on some of our June and July courses; The Folded Book, Portfolio Box Making and Expanded Screen-Print but be quick to avoid missing out!

  • February20th

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    Hot Bed Press proudly presents our latest courses for 2020. Our courses at the end of 2019 were so popular that extra courses overran until 2nd February. We have been busy planning for brand new courses with just the right mix of beginners’ classes to new approaches for printmakers wanting to expand their knowledge. We’ve listened to the requests for more screenprinting courses and have 6 different courses to choose from including Understanding Colour in Screen and Screenprint Level 2. Not interested in Screenprinting this time around; there’s more with Monoprint, Drypoint, Woodcut, Copper Sulphate Etching, Experiments in Waterless Lithography, Creative Collagraphs, The Folded Book and Portfolio Box Making Whether it’s for a day a weekend or 5 evenings you can learn so much from our experienced tutors. We know they will be popular. That’s why we’ve put on as many as we can fit in.

    Book early as places are strictly limited and courses book extremely quickly.

    We are also planning a Summer School of Print between 8th & 16th August. We will announce this after Easter, but expect weekend, week-long, two and 3 day courses all in an action packed 9 days!

  • January24th

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    One of our ‘print labs’ has just become available!

    The spaces are 11ft by 8ft and are situated alongside our open access workshop.

    The print labs are studios designed specifically for recent graduates, emerging artists and printmakers with a one year project. The spaces are 11ft by 8ft and are situated alongside our open access workshop.

    This unique opportunity includes regular user membership, rent and all bills for £135 a month.

    This is a great opportunity for a printmaker who no longer has access to printmaking facilities.

    If you are interested please email with four images and a statement of no more than 300 words detailing your practice and plan for the year ahead.

    You MUST be a printmaker and be able to use the studio during our open access times (see website for more details)

    Deadline: Friday 7th Feb