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image of page from the Gutenberg Bible. The Gutenberg Bible was the first major work printed using moveable type.

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Johannes Gutenberg 1398 – 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. His mechanical printing press and techniques revolutionized printing and made a large contribution to the Reformation, the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution.

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Gutenberg Printing Press - the Gutenberg museum in Mainz was the first museum I visited as a kid - made a big impression (no pun intended) on me!

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Johannes Gutenberg was the man who introduced "Printing" to Europe. He started the "Printing Movement" upon his introduction to movable type printing and is widely known to be the most important invention in the second millennium. His many inventions include the invention of a process for mass-producing movable type, the use of oil-based ink for printing books, adjustable molds, mechanical movable type, etc.

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On the 24 August 1456, the #GutenbergBible, was produced on a printing press. Gutenberg's 42-line Bible is the earliest full-scale work printed in Europe using movable type.

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El origen del libro

The Guttenberg Press was a direct result of the industrial revolution in the Victorian Era. The Industrial revolution ran from 1760-1840.

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"Modern Book Printing" to commemorate Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of Modern Book Printing around 1450 in Mainz This sculpture resides less than 200 feet from where this Nazi book burning took place in 1933

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A stamp honoring Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (c. 1395-1468), the German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe, designed by Liechtenstein artist Martha Griebler (1948-2006), combined engraved by Wolfgang Seidel and photogravure, and issued by Liechtenstein on December 6, 1999, Scott No. 1159.

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