Aldus Manutius

Aldus Pius Manutius (/məˈnjuːʃiəs/; Italian: Aldo Pio Manuzio; 1449/1452 – 6 February 1515) was an Italian humanist, scholar, educator, and the founder of the Aldine Press. Manutius devoted the later part of his life to publishing and disseminating rare texts.

Aldus Manutius Invented Typesetting Italics

Aldine Press of Venice, Italy, under the master printer Aldus Manutius printed the first pocket-sized book in 1501 using typesetting italics. Continue reading

Invention of the Monotype Typesetter

Tolbert Lanston of Washington, DC, USA invented and patented the monotype individual letter typesetter Continue reading

First Silkscreen Printer

Samuel Simon patented a silkscreen press for textiles in Manchester, England in 1907, Continue reading

Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (/ˈɡuːtənbɜːrɡ/;[1] c. 1400 – February 3, 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe with the printing press. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Newspaper folding device

In 1870, two Americans by the names of William Bullock and Richard Hoe invented the newspaper folding device. Continue reading

Machine for printing wallpaper

Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf, a Frenchman, invented a machine for printing wallpaper in 1785. Continue reading

Woman printer of note

Charlotte Guillard of Paris, France (She died in 1556), worked in the printing businesses with both of her husbands to which she outlived, afterwards she ran her own shop. Continue reading

Halftone photo of Prince Arthur in Canadian Illustrated News

The first issue of Canadian Illustrated News featured a halftone photograph of Queen Victoria's son, Prince Arthur on October 30th 1869. Continue reading