Q. 2 A

Write short notes to show what you know about:
The Gutenberg press

Answer :

1) Johann Gutenberg developed the first known printing press in the 1430s. Gutenberg was the son of a merchant and grew up on a large agricultural estate. He had seen the wine and olive presses right from his childhood. As he had

2) He had seen the wine and olive presses right from his childhood. As he had learnt the art of polishing stones he became a master goldsmith acquiring the expertise in creating leads mounds used for making trinkets. He innovated his own design drawn on from his knowledge. The olive press provided the model for the printing press in

3) He innovated his own design drawn on from his knowledge. The olive press provided the model for the printing press in moulds were used for casting the metal types for the letters of the alphabet. In 1448, Gutenberg perfected the system and printed the first book of the bible. About 180 copies were printed and it took three years to produce them. As Gutenberg devised a war of the moving the

4) In 1448, Gutenberg perfected the system and printed the first book of the bible. About 180 copies were printed and it took three years to produce them. As Gutenberg devised a war of the moving the

5) As Gutenberg devised a war of the moving the twenty-six characters of the Roman alphabet around, so as to composed different words of the test.

6) It was known as the movable type printing machine. It remained the basic print technology over the next 300 years. It made the production of books faster. It could print 250 sheets on the side per hour. By the standards of the time this was fast production. It was in fact a revolution in the print technology.

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