Letterpress Printmaking Demonstration
Do you have a favorite inventor? Does he look anything like this?
Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg
German engraver, inventor, and printer
Gutenberg invented the mechanical moveable type known as letterpress printing. The introduction of printing is widely regarded as the most important event of the modern period. Gutenberg's printing technology spread rapidly throughout Europe during the 15th Century and has evolved around the world to today.
Discover antiquated letterpress printing in Art Venture!
Thanks to John Reburn of Appalachia Press for loaning the antique letterpress.