History of Printers

By matt4
  • Period: Apr 13, 600 to


  • Apr 14, 1300

    Mkovable Wooden Type Printing

    A Chinese man used this technique to print 43 books.
  • Apr 14, 1452

    Metal Plates

    Europeans used metal plates for printing instead of wooden blocks.
  • Apr 14, 1457

    First Color Printing

    The first book to be printed in color.
  • Iron Printing Press

    A Britsh statesman and scientist makes first printing press made out of cast iron.
  • First Double Sided Printer

    Able to print on both sides of the printer at the same time.
  • Color Rotary Printer

    Able to print in 4 different colors.
  • High Speed Printer

    First high speed able to print in newspapers in large quantities.
  • Canon Printer

    The world's first inkjet printer.
  • Epson Wirless Printer

    First wireless printer for retail.
  • Woodblock Printing

    This technique was used by putting ink on wooden blocks to print text or images. It was used from 618 to 906.