Gutenberg's press (Mainz, 15th century)

Gutenberg's press (Mainz, 15th century)

Life magazine picked Gutenberg's invention of mechanical movable type printing as the most important event of the second millennium.



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  • Which device was not invented by Gutenberg?
  • What nationality was\nJohannes Gutenberg?
  • What was NOT one of the advantages of Gutenberg's printing method?
  • What material was generally used for casting printing type?
  • How long did it take to print a copy of the Bible?
  • Is it true that initials were hand painted in the Gutenberg Bible?
  • What is an initial?
  • Is it true that wooden or metal blocks were used to print full pages before Gutenberg?
  • How many sheets did the 42-line Gutenberg Bible consist of?
  • What was Gutenberg's major work as a printer?
  • Which device was not invented by Gutenberg?
  • What was Gutenberg's original profession?
  • What is a letter punch (patrix)?
  • Is it true that Gutenberg learned the composition of the type metal from English printmakers?
  • Which metal was not used in Gutenberg´s type metal alloy?
  • What is Gutenberg famous for?
  • In which town did Gutenberg open his printing workshop?
  • When did Johannes Gutenberg live and work?
  • What was the ink ball made of?
  • Is it true that Gutenberg and his work contributed to the spread of the Reformation?
  • Is it true that Gutenberg was the first to use movable type in printing?
  • Where was movable type first used in printing?
  • What is not one of the basic tools of modern book printing?
  • Is it true that the paper suitable for printing was also invented by Gutenberg?
  • What term is used for prints made in Europe before 1 January 1501?


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