The Printing Press:)

Timeline created by Faith:)
  • Jan 1, 618

    T'ang Dynasty

    The first printing press was made by China during the T’ang Dynasty. They used ink on indented wood blocks. They would make letter indentions on the wood blocks and then dip it in ink, and then transfer it to a piece of paper.
  • Jan 1, 1241

    Korea

    The Koreans made books with moveable type. They did this by etching their alphabet letters into wood. The letters could then be rearranged to form many different words and sentences. This invention made printing faster and easier. It also helped to reduce the amount of wood needed for printing.
  • Jan 1, 1309

    Europe

    Europe first made paper, although China and the Egyptians had already made paper centuries before. They made paper by mixing finely chopped mulberry bark and hemp rags with water. Then they'd mash them flat and press out all the water, before laying it out in the sun to dry.
  • Jan 1, 1338

    France

    France first opened up the first paper mill. This made making paper faster and more efficient.
  • Jan 1, 1452

    Europe

    Europe starts using metal plates for printing. Gutenberg also starts printing the Bible, which gets finished in 1456. They would lay the text on the metal plates and then etch the words into the metal. This would definitely speed up the manufactering of books.
  • Jan 1, 1457

    Color Printing

    Fust and Schoeffer first use color printing. Now things could be printed in various colors and not just black and white.
  • Bible

    The first King James Bible is printed.
  • American Colonies

    The first paper mill is opened in the American Colonies. Now paper mills are being introduced to the United States.
  • Iron Printing Press

    The Iron Printing Press is now invented. This helps enable the machine to withstand faster printing It also allows for more papers to be printed with more speed and efficiency.
  • Cylinder press

    Richard Hoe invents the Cylinder press, which can print 8,000 sheets an hour. This sped up the printing procceses a lot.
  • Web offset press

    Now the web offset press can print on both sides of a piece of paper!! By using both sides of a piece of paper to print on, you save lots of paper.
  • Wood Pulp

    Paper is being mass-manufactured from wood pulp.
  • Improved Printing presses

    Printing presses can now print and fold 90,000 4-page papers an hour. Printing machines are getting much more faster and efficient in printing.
  • 4-color rotary press

    The 4-color rotary press is invented. Now you can print off stuff in more colors.
  • Comic Books

    The First Comic Book is Now comic books are being printed for people to enjoy reading.
  • Silk Screening

    Commercial silk screening is now invented.
  • Printing??

    We think that by 2050 there won't be any more printing, since we're using more technology now and since we're trying to "go green".