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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Here at Hot Bed Press we are dedicated to the support and promotion of everything print. We have over 280 members… and counting.

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 practised 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.


Well Equipped

Hot Bed Press is one of the largest and best equipped print workshops in the UK. We boast 8 screen beds, 7 etching presses, 3 Albions, a Columbian and Gem letterpress press, as well as many more smaller presses, a great letterpress resource with over 300 cases of type from small to large wooden type. We also have a screen darkroom and a photo-etching and photopolymer printing darkroom, an acid/etching room and resin aquatint room.

We also support artists through our studio provision. We have 23 artist studios for artists at different stages of their career; from emerging artists and recent graduates right through to professional artists’ studios dedicated to print. 3 of our studios are specially set up as private hire etching, screenprinting and stone lithography studios available to hire for a day, week or month.



We have lots more going on including our annual 20:20 Print Exchange; [now one of the largest print exchanges in the world], and show at The Hepworth Print Fair & Manchester Art Fair annually, plus run our own print fair and open studio events. Our members show nationally with regular group and solo shows.


On course

We run between 40 and 50 weekend and evening courses throughout the year, plus our year-long Complete Printmaker and Complete Book Arts courses offer a more comprehensive and supportive development and understanding of print. We are nationally renowned for the quality of our programme and have lead the way in many areas. We love what we do and enjoy sharing our knowledge and expertise to as many people as we can.


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