Printing Press Achievements

The printing press

The advent of the printing press over five hundred years ago may be described as one of the few major significant events in mankind's history.

The invention

The first mechanized printing press was invented by a German metal worker named Johann Gutenberg in 1452.

Amount of printing presses

There are over 200 printing presses developed in the 1500's.

Most editions in a location

Rome had more than 1 edition of Columbus's letter by using a printing press to make more copies in 1493.