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The Invention and History of the Printing Press

The printing press is considered one of the most important inventions in history. Without the printing press, it would not be possible for us to read any of the tangible works we encounter every day. From books to magazines to newspapers, the printing press made it possible to produce literature and reading material in great quantities. The printing press is credited for advocating and supporting literacy throughout the world. The printing press has gone through many changes and modifications over the years due to new discoveries and ever changing technologies, however, the idea still remains the same. Below you will find information on the early forms of paper, the history of books, the trials and errors of the different printing methods and how the printing press we use today evolved.

Early Forms of Paper and Printing


History, Inspiration and Invention of the Printing Press

Johann Gutenburg Printing Press

How the Printing Press Works