Johanes Gutenberg

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Johanes Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg

Letterpress printing

The printing technologies spread quickly, and news and books began to travel across Europe much faster than before. It fed the growing Renaissance, and since it greatly facilitated scientific publishing, it was a major catalyst for the later scientific revolution.

Movable type 1040Printing press 1440Rotary press 1843Offset printing 1875Screen printing 1910Spirit duplicator 1923Phototypesetting 1949Inkjet printing 1951Laser printing 19693D printing 1984Digital printing 1993

BiographyJohannes Gutenberg was born 1395, in Mainz, Germany. He started experimenting with printing by 1438. He obtained backing in 1450 from the financier Johann Fust, whose impatience and other factors led to Gutenberg's loss of his establishment to Fust in 1455. Gutenberg's masterpiece, and the first book ever printed from movable type, is the “Forty-Two-Line” Bible, completed no later than 1455.

Letterpress printing was the normal form of printing text from its invention by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-15th century until the 19th century.

A printing press is a device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium, thereby transferring the ink. Typically used for texts, the invention of the printing press is widely regarded as one of the most influential events in the second millennium.


Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg

In 1455 Gutenberg completed his 42-line Bible, known as the Gutenberg Bible. About 180 copies were printed, most on paper and some on vellum.

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c. 1398 – February 3, 1468

Printer operating a Gutenberg-style screw press

Printing Press




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