Gutenburgh was invloved with metal window making to sell as relics. The exhibit was postponed a year so questions of payment arose. Gutenburgh promised to share a secret which is thought to be about the moveable printing press.
Jan 1, 1440
Gutenburgh perfected and revealed his printing secret. Afterward there was a gap of four years before he had made any other statements.
Jan 1, 1440
Gutenburgh finshes his moveable wooden press.
Jan 1, 1443
Earliest woodblock print
The earliest dated European woodblock print. It shows St. Christopher bearing the infant Christ.
Feb 25, 1444
Move Back to Mainz
Gutenburgh moves back to Mainz to start his printing press.
Jan 1, 1448
Gutenburgh was now back in Mainz. He took a loan from his brother-in-law to go towards the printing press.
Jan 1, 1454
The earliest document printed from movable type in Europe by Gutenburgh. It was a 30-line indulgence granted by Pope Nicolaus V to those who donated money for the struggle against the Turks.
Jan 1, 1455
The 42-line Bible known as The Gutenberg Bible was completed by Fust and Schoeffer. This was the first major effort in Europe using movable type. Gutenberg started the work, then lost his company when he was unable to pay loans made by Fust
Jan 1, 1462
1st printer mark
The first printer’s mark or "device" was used by Fust and Schoeffer of Mainz, Germany. This printer’s mark is now the official logo of the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen, or the Craftsmen’s Club.