Printing Press

About The Printing Press:

Who: Created by Johannes Gutenburg


What: A device for evenly printing ink onto paper or cloth.

When: 1436


Where: Germany


The printing press positively impacts our lives today because it allows us to print things onto paper in mass, rather than writing everything out by hand. It also helped the early spread of knowledge. The printing press is efficient and helped to make our lives easier.

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Johannes Gutenburg

German blacksmith,goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. His invention of mechanical movable type printing started the Printing Revolution and is widely regarded as the most important event of the modern period. It played a key role in the development of the Renaissance, Reformation, the Age of Enlightenment, and the Scientific Revolution.
85 Johannes Gutenberg and the Printing Press