The Impact of The Printing Press

By Gina Seward

The printing press influenced educational periods in time.

With the printing press, books and documents were made with less labor and time. Therefore, all books were affordable and available to everyone. Since all books could be purchased by anyone, the Scientific Revolution, the Renaissance, and the Reformation were all influenced by this invention.

In the 1450's, only one printing press was available. By the 1500's, there were over two hundred presses across Europe!

European citizens were able to learn about Columbus's voyage through his letter, and they were able to read his letter because the letter was translated by the certain city who had published it. Many editions had been produced in many different languages. Cities like Paris and Basel were able to have more than one copy, because of the number of printing presses available in the area. Rome had published four editions of the letter!