Diffusion Of the Printing Press

How the printing press affected Europe

The First Printing Press!

"The first mechanized printing press was invented in 1452, by a German metal worker named Johann Gutenberg."-The Printing Press and Its "Impact" on Literacy

The Components of the First Printing Press

"Gutenberg then combined the technologies of paper, viscous oil-based ink, and the wine press to print books."-The Printing Press and Its "Impact" on Literacy

The Dropping of the Prices

"The printing press's speedy takeoff caused the price of reading materials and documents to drop rapidly."-The Diffusion of the Movable Type Printing Press

Columbus's Letter

"Christopher Columbus's 1493 announcement of the success of his voyage westward across the Atlantic Ocean quickly became one of the earliest 'best sellers' of European publishing."-The Diffusion of Columbus's Letter through Europe