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Thursday, August 18, 2011

The History of Printing

The first books printed in date known is the "Diamond Sutra", printed in China in 868 CE. However, it is suspected that book printing may have occurred much earlier.

Before Gutenberg, the press was limited in the number of issues and made almost entirely decorative, which is used for photos and drawings. The printing equipment was carved in wood, stone and metal, rolled with ink or paint and transferred by pressure of parchment or vellum. The books were copied mainly by the hands of members of religious orders.

Johannes Gutenberg
Johannes Gutenberg was a German craftsman and inventor. Gutenberg is best known for the Gutenberg press, printing to innovative uses of movable type. Level was maintained until the 20th century. Gutenberg printed less.

Printing processes

Ottmar Mergenthaler Linotype

Invention, Ottmar Mergenthaler Linotype typesetting machine in 1886, is regarded as the greatest advance in printing since the development of movable type 400 years earlier.


Teletypesetter, apparatus for setting type by telegraph developed by FE Gannett of Rochester, New York, WW Morey of East Orange, New Jersey, and Morkrum-Kleinschmidt Company, Chicago, Illinois, the first demo of Walter Morey "Teletypesetter" took held in Rochester, New York in 1928.


Louis Marius Moyroud and Rene Alphonse Higonnet developed the first practical camera configuration of the machine. The camera pans type that uses a strobe light and a series of optical character for projects of a rotating disc onto photographic paper.

Serigraphy or screen printing

In 1907, Samuel Simon of Manchester England granted a patent on the process of using silk as a screenshot. The use of materials other than silk-screen printing has a long history, beginning with the ancient art of stencil used by the Egyptians and Greeks as 2500 BC A few years after Simon patents, developed Worth John Pils San Francisco is a multi-color screen printing known as screen printing. The term "screen" comes from the Latin word "Seri" (silk) and the Greek word "graphein" (to write or draw).

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