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

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

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, 1875, in Chicago, Illinois (he later lived for many years in the suburb of Oak Park), the fourth son of Major George Tyler Burroughs (1833–1913), a businessman and Civil War veteran, and his wife, Mary Evaline (Zieger) Burroughs (1840–1920). Continue reading

You may need a licence to own a Printing Press in Spain

Back in the day, circa 1500, well 1502 to be exact, Spain imposes a licence fee for printing Presses. Continue reading