Who Invented The Printing Press?


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Amman Aamir answered
The first printing of any kind was done by the Chinese and Japanese in the fifth century. At that time and for hundreds of years afterwards, books were so scarce and so hard to make, that few people could read or had books from which to learn.

The first printers used blocks of wood as the printing forms. Pictures were carved into their faces. The blocks were then inked and printed on the crude presses of the day. Later,words were added to the pictures, but these, too had to be carefully carved into the wood.

A method was needed to shorten the long labour of hand carving each page. It took nearly a thousand years before any real change was made in the method used to reproduce the written word.

Many men were at work on the problem. Johann Gutenberg, a German printer living in Mainz, is generally believed to be the man who first solved the problem. Gutenberg hit upon the idea of using movable metal type. He printed his first book, the famous Gutenberg Bible, by this method between 1453 and 1456.

Gutenberg's type was cast in a mould, each letter separately. When taken out of the mould, the type could be easily assembled, or "set", in words, lines, and pages. Once set and printed, the pages were broken up and the letters reset and used again to print other pages.This system is still in use today, though later inventors have greatly speeded up the way in which the type is cast and set.
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The printing press is a machine that presses inked set A printing press is a mechanical device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a medium (such as paper or cloth), thereby transferring an image. The mechanical systems involved were first assembled in Germany by the goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg around 1440, based on existing screw-presses used to press cloth, grapes, etc. And possibly prints.[1] Gutenberg was the first in Western Europe to develop a printing press.
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Johannes gutenberg
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Adithiya desai answered
In 1450 Johannes Gutenberg invented the first printing press.
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Johannes Gutenberg invented the Printing Press in 1440. He started to build the Printing Press in 1436 and he finished it in 1440.
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Johannes Gutenberg, 1440, in the city of Mainz in Germeny.The Printing Press has a huge impact on today's society. History assignments suck, never do history. LOL!

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