Evolution of Printers

  • 1400

    The Beginning

    The Beginning
    Printers were first invented in the 15th century by Johannes Gutenberg in Strasbourg, Germany.
  • 1478

    The Beginning-2

    The Beginning-2
    In 1478, printing began at Oxford University
  • Samuel Simon

    Samuel Simon
    In 1907, Samuel Simon of England was awarded a patent for using silk fabric as a printing screen. Using materials other than silk has a long history behind it that begins with the art of stenciling used by the Egyptians and Greeks in 2500 B.C.
  • Chester Carlson

    Chester Carlson
    “In 1938, Chester Carlson invented a dry printing process called electrophotography, commonly called a Xerox. The foundation technology for laser printers to come.”
  • Remington-Rand

    In 1953, Remington--Rand developed a high-speed printer to use on the Univac computer
  • Transfer Printing

    Transfer Printing
    In 1957, the transfer printing technique was discovered
  • Gerber Scientific

    Gerber Scientific
    In the 1960s, Gerber Scientific produces plotters for printed circuit boards
  • Inkjet Printer

    Inkjet Printer
    In 1976, the inkjet printer was created, but it took until 1988 for it to become a consumer item with the Hewlett-Packard release of the LaserJet4, at a price of $1,000
  • Colors

    The first color printer occurred in 1977
  • Working with Wax

    Working with Wax
    In 1982,the thermal wax printer was invented
  • Charles Hull

    The first 3d printer was created in 1984 by Charles Hull
  • Hewlett-Packard

    In 1992, Hewlett-Packard released the LaserJet4, it was the first 600 by 600 dot laser printer