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Early Chinese printing technique included blockprinting. First the text was written out on paper. Then  that paper was pla...
The Worlds earliest printed book: TheDiamond Sutra - AD868The British Library
In the Song Dynasty, in 1040, Bi Sheng invented             movable type printing.
Divided into eight sections, removable type tables were used to organize the huge number of different types.
Timbuktu was home to the University of Sankore, which at its height had25,000 scholars. An army of scribes, gifted in call...
The collected works ofYi Munsun (theliterary name of YiKyu-bo), the greatpoet, scholar, andstatesman of KoreasKoryo Dynast...
There are 48 known copies of                       the Gutenberg Bible (a number                       imperfect, some com...
The Licensing Order of 1643•    In Britain pre-publication licensing•    Registration of all printing materials with the  ...
Der Edelstein (1471), a collection of morality tales whose titlemeans "The Precious Stone,” may have been the first printe...
Bay Psalm BookFirst book printedin America(1640)
Painting on limestone for transferring an image to paper
Letterpress printing is relief printingof text and image using a press with a "type-highbed,’ in which a reversed, raised ...
Friedrich Koenig steam powered press, 1814
Applegate and Cowper’s Printing Machine forthe London Times (1827) 5,000 impressions/hr
In 1890, theAmerican FrederickIves came up with aphotographicprocess to producethe halftone image.
Lyonel Feininger(July 17, 1871 -January 13, 1956),was an icon in thecontemporarycartoon scene.Chicagos dailynewspaper, The...
Phototypsetting, 1970’s
Susan Kare Fonts on the screen created in pixels for the first Apple computers
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  1. 1. Early Chinese printing technique included blockprinting. First the text was written out on paper. Then that paper was placed face down on a wood block.The impression on the block was use to carve out thetext. Then ink is applied to the block and a new sheet of paper is then pressed onto the block.
  2. 2. The Worlds earliest printed book: TheDiamond Sutra - AD868The British Library
  3. 3. In the Song Dynasty, in 1040, Bi Sheng invented movable type printing.
  4. 4. Divided into eight sections, removable type tables were used to organize the huge number of different types.
  5. 5. Timbuktu was home to the University of Sankore, which at its height had25,000 scholars. An army of scribes, gifted in calligraphy, earned their livingcopying the manuscripts brought by travelers. Prominent families added thosecopies to their own libraries. As a result, Timbuktu became a repository of anextensive and eclectic collection of manuscripts.
  6. 6. The collected works ofYi Munsun (theliterary name of YiKyu-bo), the greatpoet, scholar, andstatesman of KoreasKoryo Dynasty (918-1392), were edited andprinted with metalmovable type by hisson Yi Ham sometimearound 1241.
  7. 7. There are 48 known copies of the Gutenberg Bible (a number imperfect, some comprising one volume of two, and a few of those imperfect). All but three are in institutional collections. The last substantially complete copy at auction sold in 1978 for $2,000,000, and the Doheny copy of volume one, consisting of 324 leaves of the Old Testament only, sold for a hammer price of $4,900,000 in 1987 .Gutenberg bible with Illuminated pics
  8. 8. The Licensing Order of 1643• In Britain pre-publication licensing• Registration of all printing materials with the names of author, printer and publisher in the Register at Stationers’ Hall• Search, seizure and destruction of any books offensive to the government• Arrest and imprisonment of any offensive writers, printers and publishers.• Repealed in 1694 with a Bill of Rights
  9. 9. Der Edelstein (1471), a collection of morality tales whose titlemeans "The Precious Stone,” may have been the first printedbook with text and woodcut illustrations.
  10. 10. Bay Psalm BookFirst book printedin America(1640)
  11. 11. Painting on limestone for transferring an image to paper
  12. 12. Letterpress printing is relief printingof text and image using a press with a "type-highbed,’ in which a reversed, raised surface is inkedand then pressed into a sheet of paper to obtain apositive right-reading image. It was the normalform of printing text from its invention byJohannes Gutenberg in the mid-15th century untilthe 19th century and remained in wide use forbooks and other uses until the second half of the20th century.
  13. 13. Friedrich Koenig steam powered press, 1814
  14. 14. Applegate and Cowper’s Printing Machine forthe London Times (1827) 5,000 impressions/hr
  15. 15. In 1890, theAmerican FrederickIves came up with aphotographicprocess to producethe halftone image.
  16. 16. Lyonel Feininger(July 17, 1871 -January 13, 1956),was an icon in thecontemporarycartoon scene.Chicagos dailynewspaper, TheChicago SundayTribune, publishedthese strips during 1904: Offset lithography becomes common. The1906-07. first comic book is published.
  17. 17. Phototypsetting, 1970’s
  18. 18. Susan Kare Fonts on the screen created in pixels for the first Apple computers
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