The Gwydir Press was set up in 2012 to produce fine, limited edition books using traditional letterpress techniques. All books are typeset by hand and illustrated using original print-block techniques. They are printed on a nineteenth-century Franklin treadle press, before being bound by hand using traditional, fine-binding methods.
The castle itself has associations with early printing, literature and the bardic tradition. Bishop William Morgan, who was the first to translate the bible into Welsh, was schooled here with the children of Maurice Wynn. Here too, Sir John Wynn wrote his famous History of the Gwydir Family at the end of the sixteenth century. It is our hope that the Gwydir Press will continue in this tradition of excellence and literary association.
Our first book, Pwyll, a medieval story from the Mabinogi, with illustrations by Peter Welford, will be completed in the autumn of 2012.