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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We are proud to be one of the best equipped open access print workshops in the UK, with excellent facilities for screenprinting, etching, relief printing, letterpress and lots more besides. Our workshop is big and spacious and in 2017 we bought our building allowing us to plan for even bigger and better resources.


Plans for a ground floor expansion are on hold. But they will happen! We have ambitions for doubling up our workshop on two huge floors to be able to run workshops and outreach for schools, as well as having disabled access, all at the same time as allowing access to some of our 280+ members.


In the meantime we are using the ground floor as a temporary events and exhibitions space, mainly for our own exhibitions and events, but also working with partners and other arts organisations. It’s all in the planning stages but exciting things will be happening with more to be announced.

We are also working on a new website and a full new branding for Hot Bed Press in 2023. Part of an overall ambitious package of expansion, development and improvements it’s all looking exciting for the year ahead.


    Latest News

  • October22nd

    We are really pleased to announce that we were awarded an Arts Council grant towards 3 new posts at Hot Bed Press;  An Exhibitions, Events & Marketing Officer 22.5 hours  a week An Education Officer (15 hours a week) and a Technician for (22.5 hours a week) These 3 new posts will enable us to […]

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  • August17th

    It’s been great to have members back in printing and to start having the buzz of creativity around the workshop. Everyone has been noticing all the big and little improvements we’ve made whilst everyone was away. We’ve not been putting our feet up. We’ve also got lots of new kit, such as 5 new Kippax […]

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  • July29th

    INtrspaces exhibition April 2021

    In March 2021 we were very pleased to welcome artists & designers from The University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland to show their multi-disciplinary work; all connected by one of our studio members; Kamila Kasprowicz who organised the show and hung the work at Hot Bed Press during lockdown. Artists: Kamila Kasprowicz Aleksander Ostrowski Wojciech […]

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  • June1st

    I am sorry , but we are still closed. We had planned to reopen early in June. However, Greater Manchester has seen rapid rises in covid 19 cases, and it is spreading from area to area. It would be unwise to reopen with cases increasing as they are. We also cannot afford to bring staff […]

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  • April23rd

    new fence and covid mural

    There has been lots of work on in recent months, over 14 months in fact. We have new benching for more inking spaces, a new water bath and new acid cabinet, and now 5 new screen beds replacing some old and tired and quite honestly, quirky, some would say frustrating second hand screen beds we […]

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