Gregynog Press

The Gregynog Press was founded in 1922 by two sisters, Margaret and Gwendoline Davies and the press was named after their home, Gregynog Hall. The press rapidly rose to prominence as one of the most important private presses of the interwar period, the result of a dedicated board of directors and the support of some of the finest artists and printers of the day including Robert Maynard, Horace Walter Bray and Blair Hughes-Stanton. The Gregynog Press was perhaps unique in that all aspects of the production of its books, from design to binding, were gathered under one roof. The fine quality of its printing is largely attributed to the skill of Herbert John Hodgson, pressman from 1927 to 1936, and his successor, Idris Jones. While the press was fortunate to have found in George Fisher one of the great bookbinders of the twentieth century. The press closed in 1940 having printed 42 books. Its equipment was inherited by the university of Wales and the press was reopened under the name Gwasg Gregynog in 1975 and continues under that name still.

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