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    The Gutenberg Press

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    had a major impact on both the Renaissance and printing today, however there other movable type systems invented before Gutenberg’s Printing Press. There are a few inventors of printing systems before Gutenberg, the first being an inventor in China, the second being a Dutchman, and the third being inventor in Korea that developed a printing system around the 12th century. In 1041 Pi Sheng invented movable clay type in China, which is the first known printing system, however the first known printed

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    beginning of the modern age” (Johnson 3). The three major events that shaped the Renaissance period were the printing press, voyages of discovery of Columbus and Vasco da Gama and the scientific revolution. The “invention and manufacture of standard movable type allowed the beginning of the printing industry” (Thompson 210). “The first printed encyclopedia, the Catholica, appeared in 1460 and the following year a Strasbourg printer, Johan Mentelin, produced a Bible for laymen” (Johnson 18). The invention

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    Johannes Gutenberg was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. He is known for the introduction of the movable mechanical printing type press during the renaissance, a chaotic time, the age of reformation and enlightenment. The introduction of the first movable type press changed the world. Manufacturing information at mass speed became the first information technology that was accessible to all. Gutenberg was not the inventor of printing but his

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    Johannes Gutenberg was born somewhere in 1395. He was famous and well known after his movable printer invention. Gutenberg was a goldsmith, printer and also a publisher; he introduced printing to German people. Early Life: Gutenberg was born in a German city called Mainz. His father was Friele zum Gensfleisch and his mother being Elsgen Wyrich was a second wife to his father. He was the youngest child to his parents and his father was believed to be a gold smith, but then he continued with cloth

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    The History and Impact of the Printing Press

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    Everyday people read newspapers and books, but where did printing begin? The movable type printing press by Johannes Gutenberg made this all possible. Johannes first conceived of this idea of the printing press in the 15th century in order to speed up the slow process of producing books (Bantwal). The movable type printing press, the first real technology of its kind, helped to solve problems, but in turn also caused problems. This technology did influence many areas of life in its lifespan. This

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    itself has shaped the world with regards to society and social communication. In 1450 Johannes Gutenberg invented Europe’s first movable printing press. Printing was not new to the world both the Chinese and the Japanese had been printing since the 7th century and the Koreans had created a movable type printer in the early 15th century but Gutenberg’s was the first movable type printer to use an alphabet instead of ideograms (Briggs and Burke 2010). Before that time books throughout Europe were written

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    Johannes Gutenberg and The Printing Press

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    The printing press was invented in 1453. The movable printing technology was invented in China in 1040 but Johannes Gutenberg was able to perfect this technology by creating the Gutenberg printer in 1440. The printer was a movable type. A movable type was where individual blocks could be set up in order to print almost anything. Before this, wooden blocks, carved by hand were used to print things. These blocks would have consisted of what the individual wanted to print which would take an incredible

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    To whom it may concern. I am an exhibition planner for the Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa and we are currently in the process of preparing for next year’s special Exhibition. An object rich in history and culture would be Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press. This objectwas the invention that historians consider changed how civilization evolved. This change is oftencompared to when humans discovered iron which ended the Neolithic Era (new stone age) and entered the Age of Empire (also

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    Gutenberg created the printing press in the fifteenth century. Before this invention, works were hand written, which made them expensive and time consuming. Gutenberg used oil-based ink that could transfer easily from metal to paper, along with movable type. This invention made the mass-production of more affordable for the publisher and the reader. The press was made of metal that had letters carved onto the punches. These were then put into a copper blank. Gutenberg was a trained stonecutter, and

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    Over the course of human history, science and technology has revolutionized human society. However, there is one item that has remained the same until recently: the book. Ever since the printing press and movable type were invented, and even as the technology used to print them advanced, books have been printed on paper. The joint inventions of the eBook and of eBook readers have changed the book publishing world forever. The differences between the age-old print book and the modern eBook reader

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