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Where did Johann Gutenberg invent the printing press?

Goldsmith and inventor Johannes Gutenberg was a political exile from Mainz, Germany when he began experimenting with printing in Strasbourg, France in 1440. He returned to Mainz several years later and by 1450, had a printing machine perfected and ready to use commercially: The Gutenberg press.

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Then, when did Gutenberg invent the printing press?


Similarly, who invented the printing press? Johannes Gutenberg

Just so, why did Johann Gutenberg invent the printing press?

Gutenberg's invention was profoundly important. It launched a revolution in printing. It allowed manuscripts and books to be mass-produced cheaply. It eventually helped increase literacy throughout Europe because more people had access to literature.

How did the first printing press work?

The inked plate presses onto a soft roller, transferring the printed image onto it, and then the roller presses against the printing surface—so instead of the press directly printing the surface, the printed image is first offset to the roller and only then transferred across.

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