Printing Press: Saga of Diffusion

Printing just got a whole lot cooler.

The printing press spread over the course of 5 decades!

The first printing press was located in Germany - in which, it later spread to other European cities afterwards. After three decades, a majority of European countries had a printing press in one of their cities. It wasn't until 1500 that the printing press had reached almost all of Europe. -The Impact of Movable Type Printing Press.

Colombus's Letter Spread Quickly Because of the Printing Press!

One of the reasons that the printing press had gone widespread so quickly was because of the power of the movable type printing press. It made documents easier to copy, read, and spread. -Diffusion of Columbus's Letter through Europe, 1493-1497

The Printing Press Did Not Get Popular All At Once!

The printing press did not actually spread very quickly or all in one instance. It took at least five decades to spread around Europe alone! It was spread slowly and gained popularity while it was spreading throughout Europe. Europeans were shocked to have such technology. -The Printing Press and Its "Impact" on Literacy