How Did Gutenberg Influence Printing

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When you read the paper every Sunday you might think of how was this made? This can be traced all of the way back to the end of the medieval era when the famous printing press was invented. Not many people can recall who he is but the man behind the invention is Johannes Gutenberg. The colossal machine was invented in Mainz,Germany. Gutenberg wanted to revolutionize the printing speed of books. One of his first books printed was the holy bible. “It is a press, certainly, but a press from which shall flow in inexhaustible streams...Through it, God will spread His Word.”( Haber,Katherine.”Johannes Gutenberg”.World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. New York: ABC-CLIO, 6 October 2014) . When a smithing strike started in Mainz Germany. The noble classes in 1428 consisted of the kings and queens and their family. With Gutenberg being an expert bookmaker he perfected a smell metal type. Rather than using whole wooden blocks for printing, each form was a single letter. The Mobile machine had been invented in China centuries before, but Gutenberg’s invention created a casting system with metal alloys which made typing easier. In 1462, Gutenberg was attacked by Archbishop Adolph II in a dispute between control of Mainz, Germany. Fust and …show more content…

His revolutionizing invention was the combination of these parts into a system that allows the mass production of printed books.The invention was also very economically able for printers and readers alike. Gutenberg's method for making a type is normally considered to have included a metal alloy and a hand mold for casting a type. The alloy was a mixture of lead, tin, and antimony that melted at a low temperature for fast and safe economical

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