Johannes Gutenberg Constructs the Printing Press

Johannes Gutenberg designed and constructed the printing press despites an initial reference made during a lawsuit by the heirs of his financial bankers in 1439. The press was modelled on early presses used for papermaking, cheese, wine and oil. The press type was laid flat on a wooden platen, paper pressed down with a heavy screw that was turned by a handle.

Date:
      1439
Name(s):
      Johannes Gutenberg
Occupation:
      Inventor
Location:
      Germany


Additional Information:

  • Johannes Gutenberg – Wikipedia
    Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, …. After this, there is a gap of four years in the record. In 1448 … One of the profit-making enterprises of the new press was the printing of thousands of … (February 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) …
  • Printing press – Wikipedia
    Jump to Gutenberg’s press – Gutenberg adapted the construction so that the pressing power exerted by the platen on the paper was now applied both evenly and with the required sudden elasticity. To speed up the printing process, he introduced a movable undertable with a plane surface on which the sheets could be swiftly changed.
  • Johannes Gutenberg – Wikipedia
    Jump to Printing press – Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor, printer, and publisher who …
  • printing press | History & Types | Britannica.com
    Printing press, machine by which text and images are transferred to paper or other media by means of ink. … The earliest mention of a printing press is in a lawsuit in Strasbourg in 1439 revealing construction of a press for Johannes Gutenberg and his associates.
  • Johannes Gutenberg and His Revolutionary Printing Press – ThoughtCo
    Sep 9, 2018 – Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in Germany in the mid-1400s. Learn more about this revolutionary invention and the man …
  • Johannes Gutenberg and the invention of the printing press – Canon …
    We celebrate the #InfoHero that is the founder of the printing press and the father of mass information; presenting, Johannes Gutenberg. …

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