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 reopened Hot Bed Press to members on 1st July and have been pleased to welcome back members steadily, with measures in place to make sure the workshop is safe and clean.

Use of the workshop is on a strictly limited basis and with slightly different opening hours.

We are open between 9.15am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Each day after 4.00pm there will be a full clean down and sterilisation of the whole workshop ready for the next day.

Numbers are limited to 12 members per day until further notice whilst we slowly get back to normal. This will be split to 4 people per area; screenprint, relief print/letterpress and etching.


We are taking bookings by phone on Wednesday and Thursday mornings between 10.00am and 1.00pm. We will not be taking bookings by e-mail.

Please bear with us. We are on very limited staffing. There will be no volunteers for the time-being.

I am sorry but we will not be opening on a Thursday evening until further notice. This is to enable us to thoroughly clean the workshop, and to avoid busy end of sessions and cross-over hot spots; too many people coming or leaving around the same time. We will review the situation regularly with the aim to resume Thursday evening opening as soon as we can.

We will constantly review the booking and numbers allowed in and will hope to increase availability as long as we feel it is safe for you as members and for staff working here.


From 1st September our yearlong Complete Printmaker and Complete Book Arts courses start back on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Whilst previously this fitted comfortably in next to members’ access, with limited numbers in the workshop for safe distancing this means that we may be block booking the workshop to the Complete Print courses, with other available slots on Thursday and Friday for members. Unfortunately this is the only way currently we can work things. But we continue to try to find ways to accommodate everyone safely.


Stay safe! We will see you all soon

Sean and the Team at Hot Bed Press

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