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The Invention of the Printing Press

Jaelene V. Kevin Z. Jason W. Truc T.

Jaelene Kiara

on 12 October 2012

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The Printing Press What is a Printing Press? A printing press is a device used to transfer words onto paper using ink, paper, and the machine itself. People in the 1500’s and today used a printing press to document important letters and information What was the Printing Press used for? The printing press was mostly used for making newspapers, but was used to make mass quantities of any duplicate paperwork. They printed books,prayers, and messages ect... What are the different parts of a Printing Press? How did the Printing Press change the daily lives of the citizens? It gave citizens an easier way to communicate, and was more convenient to make books and religious notices more efficiently and faster Some advantages of the Printing Press: - speeded up the spread of new ideas
- New sheets were produced quicker - Books were developed faster Printing Press Digital Printing one two Compare 5+7= A printing press, in its classical form, is a standing mechanism, ranging from 5 to 7 feet long, 3 feet wide, and 7 feet tall - direct to paper printing process.
- no pre-press work or press setup is needed, running your job on a digital press can be faster, - four-color printing process. (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) - When the four colors are visually mixed together , they create various colors. - set up cost
- films and plates must be produced
- Additional time in setting up and aligning the press, as well as washing the press. - Pantone colors are mixed using inks, they can be much brighter and intense
- direct-to-press
- time is needed for drying. Then cutting, and folding to complete your press. In 1440, German inventor Johannes Gutenberg invented a printing press process that, with refinements and increased mechanization, press printing remained the principal means of printing until the late 20th century. The inventor's method of printing from movable type, included the use of metal molds and alloys, a special press, and oil-based inks, allowed for the first time of the mass production of printed books.
At the time, the printing press was one of the most advanced pieces of machinery.The printing press was mainly used to print books.This advanced civilizations mainly because people could pass down knowledge in the form of writing from generation to generations. An archaeologist may find the printing press of use because it can both be an artifact on its own or people in the past might of used it to print information they learned in the past about archaeology for the archaeologist in the future. A historian might find the printing press of use because it is a piece of history that they can write about and they can study the books that people made with the printing press. The invention of the printing press allowed for a mass production of all written work. It made books easier and cheaper to produce, which increased the number of books, and lowered the cost of books so that more people could learn to read and get their hands on reading materials. The printing press made the distribution of knowledge easier. The Spaniards used the printing press to spread their religious beliefs. After the invention of the printing press the Spaniards learned to speak their mind and read other opinions rather than having to follow the same views and laws the church taught them. The printing press gave them freedom of speech. The printing press also offered new opportunities to make literature and operating the press a new profession.
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