• Period: Jan 1, 618 to Jan 1, 906

    The Invention of the first Printer

    inventors.about.comIn China during the T’ang Dynasty, the first printing is done in using ink on carved wood blocks. They transferred many of the same image to paper.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1214 to Jan 1, 1300

    First Innovation: A Movable Type

    []( Koreans first print books with a cast metal movable type then the Chinese use the first wooden movable type.
  • Jan 1, 1452

    Metal Plates and Printing Press

    Metal Plates and Printing Press
    inventors.about.comEurope begins using metal plates to print. Gutenberg prints the first bible with metal plates. Opens the first printing press which is a great innovations.
  • Jan 1, 1457

    Color Printing

    Color Printing
    visual.lyThe first book printed in more than just black. Printed by Fust and Shoeffer
  • The Mezzotint Method

    The Mezzotint Method
    visual.lyGermans create the mezzotint method which is used to create tonality in the print. Brough quality and richness to the print.
  • Period: to

    French artist, Jean Baptiste Le Prince finds a new way of printing tones without the hard work of the mezzotint. Becomes the most common method of printing until 1830.
  • Mimeograph

    Inventers,about.comThe mimeograph is invented by Thomas Edison and is used to print out a fair number of copies like in schools, church, and offices.
  • Type Writer

    Type Writer
    Jeffdwoskin.comIBM realses is first electrical typewriter. Saves a labor and time when printing things out. Can directly type out what you want to at a faster rate.
  • Xerox

    Jeffdwoskin.comChester Carlson invents the xerography process which speeds up the printing process by hundreds and becomes sufficients enough to make little or many copies.
  • Inkjet and Laser Printer

    Inkjet and Laser Printer
    Jeffdwoskin.comThe first inkjet and laser printers are introduced. Both very fast but the inkjet was more common due to the price of it.
  • Color Inkjet

    Color Inkjet
    Jeffdwoskin.comHP creates the first color inkjet printer that could print in color instead of the traditional black and white. Opened new doors as to what could be printed on things like books, newspapers, and other papers.