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

We have a Technician on hand during all open access hours. Martin Kochany our Technician is in 10.00am – 5.00pm, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Lois Gilbert is our Technician between 4.00pm and 9.00pm on Thursdays, 10.00am – 5.00pm on Fridays and 10.00am – 5.00pm on the last Saturday of every month. Studio Volunteers also help keep the workshop tidy and organised. There is always someone happy to help.

Open Access Times
Mondays 10.00am to 5.00pm
Tuesdays 10.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesdays 10.00am – 5.00pm
Thursdays 10.00am – 9.00pm
Fridays 10.00am – 5.00pm

Plus The last Saturday of every month 10.00am – 5.00pm


Studio Hire Card / Materials voucher
In order to keep things as easy to use as possible we operate a voucher scheme which can be used to pay for sessional usage and materials. You simply buy a studio hire card and a materials voucher which can be used for all materials, ink use etc. It costs just £3.00 an hour to use our fantastic resources.


Materials cards cost £10.00. We have a large selection of inks, specialist papers and much more, all at very reasonable prices. When a member arrives to work at the studio they pick up a ‘daily bill sheet’ and write their name and time of arrival. This sheet has a few outline costs and can be used to keep a track of materials and hours used to be handed in the end of the session, (perhaps when clearing up). The Technician or Studio Volunteer will then ‘tot up’, and to cross off hours and materials costs from the card/s.

Any member is welcome to bring their own materials, but we have everything you should need.


We have a large selection of drawers and storage boxes available for hire for just £1.50 a month/ £18.00 a year. This allows you to bring materials in and keep them here. The plan chest drawers mean that you do not have to keep taking prints home. Although we do have a lot of drawers we have a lot of members so drawer and storage box availability is strictly on what is available. When someone vacates a drawer we will notify anyone on a reserve list for a drawer.

Drawers and storage boxes are hired on a yearly basis between 31st January and 1st February.