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

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Here at Hot Bed Press we are dedicated to the support and promotion of everything print. We have grown over the last 11 years, since moving into The Casket Works. We are now one of the largest open access print workshops in the UK.

We boast 8 screen beds, 5 etching presses, 2 Albions, a Columbian and Gem letterpress press, as well as many more smaller presses, a great letterpress resource with over 200 cases of type from small to large wooden type and lots more besides.

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 practiced 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.

Find out more about Hot Bed Press…

    Latest News

  • June8th

    Launching Saturday 10th June, Proof is an exhibition of original prints from a selection of Hot Bed Press Printmaker, previewing this Saturday at The Art House in Sheffield. Featured artists include Angela Hutton, Barbara Helm, Barbara Johns, Barry Gillions, Charlotte Allen, Clare Phelan, Dorothy Ellin, Kaye Wilson, Jan Slater, Nicola Breach, Rachel Bakewell, Sean Rorke […]

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  • April13th



    As many of you will know we are currently in the process of a large expansion of the workshop including the installation of a new roof and windows, skylights and studios. As a result we are opening our bookings for all Complete courses for 2018 early giving you the chance to book and save £100.00 […]

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  • March21st



    SURFACE NOW #1 An exhibition of contemporary letterpress art from North America 7th April to 23rd June Preview: 6th April at 7pm Hot Bed Press, Salford SURFACE NOW is an exhibition of contemporary letterpress art from North America, collected by Hot Bed Press member David Armes (of Red Plate Press) on his visits to the […]

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  • February17th



    We have just launched our latest course programme full of special courses, amazing tutors and all run in our fantastic facility. Running from 1st April through to 25th June we have tried to put something on to suit the tastes and needs of everyone. So whether you are new to printmaking or in need of […]

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  • December9th



    We are really excited to be running our year-long course in Book Arts in 2017. Run over 2 terms of 15 weeks this course is aimed at artists looking to explore and develop ideas through the form of the artists’ book. The course is not accredited, but students will ‘graduate’ with a Hot Bed Press […]

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