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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  • 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 beginnersā€™ classes to new approaches for printmakers wanting to expand their knowledge. Weā€™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; thereā€™s more with Monoprint, Drypoint, Woodcut, Copper Sulphate Etching, Experiments in Waterless Lithography, Creative Collagraphs, The Folded Book and Portfolio Box Making Whether itā€™s for a day a weekend or 5 evenings you can learn so much from our experienced tutors. We know they will be popular. Thatā€™s why weā€™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 ā€˜print labsā€™ 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 Ā£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

  • January24th

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    Remember it is our ‘Last Saturday of the Month’ tomorrow, 25th January meaning we are open 10am – 5pm.

  • January17th

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    Happy New Year!

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    We hope you all had a restful Christmas break and are feeling revived and ready to get printing!

    We are now back open and have already got a busy month planned. Next weekend we have the last two courses of our winter course programme and we will soon be announcing the next programme of courses.

    Our courses are very popular and book up very quickly ā€“ If you want to be the first to know when they are released sign up to our mailing list.

    Members get early access to courses so you may also want to consider our associate membership (more information can be found on the membership page)

    If you have any questions you can always give us a call or drop us an email. We are happy to help!

  • December13th

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    There are a few changes to opening hours over the festive season so we thought we’d update you…
    Hot Bed Press will close for Christmas on the evening of Friday 20th of December for two weeks, reopening on Monday 6th of January
    We hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

  • November13th

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    As we have expanded the workshop, we are now planning to run anĀ annual Print and Book Arts Fair in our ground floor space at Hot Bed Press.

    The Hot Bed Press Christmas Print and Book ArtsĀ Fair
    on Sunday 1st of December (11am – 5pm)
    at Hot Bed Press.

    If you are a creative, looking to sell your beautiful work we are offering up 50 tables on the ground floor of Hot Bed Press for the sale of prints, book arts, cards, posters,Ā zines and printed goods.

    We are now taking bookings for tables which are Ā£50 each. If you would like to book a table please contact Kate or Andy in the office on 0161 743 3111, e-mail or pop in to the office… as soon as you can.

    Tables will be allocated on a first come first served basis so be quick to avoid disappointment. Tables are 6ft x 2ft. A limited amount of spaces have wall space behind them,Ā If you would like a wall space please specify. We will allocate on a first come first served basis.

    We will also have other events taking place on the day such as our annualĀ  Under-The-Bed Sale, with bargain prints available for sale from Ā£5 to Ā£50, plusĀ the launch of this year’s 20:20 Print Exchange exhibition. It will be a creative extravaganza to celebrate another fantastic year for Hot Bed Press!

    There’s lots more going on including the reveal of a newly commissioned mural for the front of the building, by Mexican artist/printmaker Raul Gutierrez.

    We are really excited to also announce and show off a huge new Rochat etching press that has been kindly donated to us. It’s a beast; a beautiful beast! More details to come.

    Tables can beĀ paid for simply by calling the workshop on 0161 743 3111 and we can take credit or debit card payment over the phone and confirm your booking.

    Hope to hear from you soon,

  • September26th

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    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.

    Take a look at our course page to find out more or give us a call to book your place.