Discover the Gutenberg printing press, wooden model made of movable types in 1449. Guided by a detailed step by step you can complete your replica of this revolutionary invention.
Until the mid-fifteenth century books were disseminated only through handwritten copies made by monks and friars commissioned by the clergy itself or nobility, jobs that could take many years to complete. The invention of printing meant exponentially facilitate and accelerate the creation of books, promoting in a few decades an expansion of the greater knowledge than in the previous millennium. The best work of Johannes Gutenberg was the Bible of 42 lines or Gutenberg Bible, of which 21 complete copies around the world are known.