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What is history of printing?
Last Updated: 21st May, 2020
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Moreover, when did book printing began?
No one knows when the first printing press was invented or who invented it, but the oldest known printed text originated in China during the first millennium A.D. The Diamond Sutra, a Buddhist book from Dunhuang, China from around 868 A.D. during the Tang Dynasty, is said to be the oldest known printed book.
Additionally, how did the original printing press work? The printing plate is covered with ink (either by hand, with a brush or by an automated roller) before the paper is pressed tightly against it and then released. When you press a key, these metal type letters flip up and press a piece of inked fabric against the paper.
Beside above, who invented printing?
What was the first thing to be printed?
Johann Gutenberg holds the distinction of being the inventor of the movable-type printing press. In 1455, Gutenberg produced what is considered to be the first book ever printed: a Latin language Bible, printed in Mainz, Germany.