September 30, 2021
For educational institutions
the timeline on different types of printing.
⟶ Updated 16 Oct 2017 ⟶
List of edits
Johannes Gutenberg '42 line' bible
Fust and Schoffer first to use a printer´s mask
Arnold Pannartz and Konrad Sweinheim, first printers in Italy
paper mill established in England
Matthias Huss, La Grande Danse Macabre
Aldus Manutius, Venice
Printing in France forbidden without royal permission under penalty of death
Shakespeare's First Folio published.
Wove paper developed by James Whatman for Baskerville's Virgil
Fourdrinier continuous web papermaking machine
Rotary letterpress developed.
Platen job press developed by George Phineas Gordon. Paper made from wood pulp.
Paper folding machine.
Rotary gravure printing press developed.
Collotype, or photogelatin printing
Monotype, hot metal typesetting machine, patented by Tolbert Lanston of Philadelphia.
Book burnings carried out on a large scale in Nazi Germany
Xerography (photocopying) developed by Chester S. Carlson of Queens, New York
Inkjet printing developed
Dot matrix printing introduced.
Laser printer invented at Xerox
Water-based ink introduced.
Thermal printing developed
3D printing developed
wi-fi laser printer introduced.
US Postal Service issued stamp printed with thermochromic ink
About & Feedback