The Printing and Paper Industries ClipArt gallery offers 67 images of the manufacture of paper and many types of printing devices, including older and newer methods. The invention of the printing press by Johann Gutenberg in the 1450s made print media possible to become a mass media tool to communicate to a large population.

An ancient printing office, with one of the first forms of the printing press.

Ancient Printing

An ancient printing office, with one of the first forms of the printing press.

A press used for bookbinding.

Arming Press

A press used for bookbinding.

"The case shown is preserved in the Chapter Library, Hertford, England. In some libraries this practice of chaining the books was kept up even in the eighteenth century."—Myers, 1905

Case of Chained Books

"The case shown is preserved in the Chapter Library, Hertford, England. In some libraries this practice…

The method of printing books during the Renaissance period.

The Printing of Books

The method of printing books during the Renaissance period.

A technique for casting the individual letters known as sorts used in hot metal typesetting by pouring molten metal into bronze moulds called matrices.

Type Casting

A technique for casting the individual letters known as sorts used in hot metal typesetting by pouring…

A reinforceing cloth used to support a fabric which is being printed.

Back Cloth

A reinforceing cloth used to support a fabric which is being printed.

"The art of printing from movable types is of comparatively modern origin, only four hundred years having elapsed since the first book printed in this manner was issued from the press." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Compositor

"The art of printing from movable types is of comparatively modern origin, only four hundred years having…

A machine for taking by pressure, an exact copy of any manuscript recently written.

Copying-press

A machine for taking by pressure, an exact copy of any manuscript recently written.

"A Cylinder Seal" — Morey, 1903

Cylinder Seal

"A Cylinder Seal" — Morey, 1903

"The wood used for engraving is boxwood, nearly all of which is imported from Turkey." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Wood engraving

"The wood used for engraving is boxwood, nearly all of which is imported from Turkey." —The Popular…

Tredwell of Boston invented the first power press. The type is raised to meet the platen.

First Power Press

Tredwell of Boston invented the first power press. The type is raised to meet the platen.

Device used for contact printing that holds a negative against the photographic paper. The paper is exposed by light from an external light

Printing Frame

Device used for contact printing that holds a negative against the photographic paper. The paper is…

Benjamin Franklin's printing press.

Franklin's Press

Benjamin Franklin's printing press.

"Benjamin Franklin's printing press."—Lossing, 1851

Franklin's Press

"Benjamin Franklin's printing press."—Lossing, 1851

"In printing, an oblong shallow tray of brass or wood, rarely of zinc, on which the compositor deposits his type." -Whitney, 1911

Printers' Galley

"In printing, an oblong shallow tray of brass or wood, rarely of zinc, on which the compositor deposits…

Gutenberg's press. Screw presses down platen on the type.

Gutenberg Press

Gutenberg's press. Screw presses down platen on the type.

The label of a Jacksonville packaging company.

Packaging company label

The label of a Jacksonville packaging company.

"The Linotype is a machine, operated by finger keys, which automatically produces and assembles, ready for the press or stereotyping table, type metal bars, each bearing, properly justified, the type characters to print an entire line."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Linotype

"The Linotype is a machine, operated by finger keys, which automatically produces and assembles, ready…

A Linotype machine is a line casting machine used in printing. The machine revolutionized printing and especially newspaper publishing, making it possible for a relatively small number of operators to set type for many pages on a daily basis. The Linotype machine operator enters text on a 90-character keyboard. The machine assembles matrices, which are molds for the letter forms, into a line. The assembled line is then cast as a single piece, called a slug, of type metal in a process known as hot metal typesetting. The matrices are then returned to the type magazine from which they came. The name of the machine comes from the fact that it produces an entire line of metal type at once, hence a line-o-type. This allows much faster typesetting and composition than original hand composition in which operators place down one pre cast metal letter, punctuation mark or space at a time.

Linotype Machine

A Linotype machine is a line casting machine used in printing. The machine revolutionized printing and…

The Linotype machine is a line casting machine that is commonly used in printing. This machine modernized printing in particular the newspaper publishing companies. Linotypes made possible for a relatively small number of operators to set type for many pages on a daily basis.

Early Model Linotype Machine

The Linotype machine is a line casting machine that is commonly used in printing. This machine modernized…

The paper-making machine almost superseded the old hand making process of forming paper.

Paper Making Machine

The paper-making machine almost superseded the old hand making process of forming paper.

This invention relates to nondestructive testing of paper for mechanical properties. More particularly, the present invention relates an apparatus for resting paper ultrasonically.

Paper Testing Machine

This invention relates to nondestructive testing of paper for mechanical properties. More particularly,…

A type of printing press.

Stop Cylinder Machine

A type of printing press.

The present invention relates to a printing machine for printing price tickets, in which is combined the mechanism of a conventional ticket printing machine and that for magnetic recording which can be linked directly with a POS system.

Ticket Printing Machine

The present invention relates to a printing machine for printing price tickets, in which is combined…

A type of printing press.

Web Machine

A type of printing press.

Paper Cutters allow you to cut large stacks of paper in a variety of sizes. Paper Trimmers are operated manually, electrically or hydraulically. Manual paper cutting machines require the user to physically lift and press down on the cutting lever or blade handle to effect cutting.

Paper Cutting Machines

Paper Cutters allow you to cut large stacks of paper in a variety of sizes. Paper Trimmers are operated…

This machine features an individual type side bearing face for a justifier. The individual type matrix consists of single plate metal wedges, reduced thickness from one end toward the other.

Type Justifying Mechanism

This machine features an individual type side bearing face for a justifier. The individual type matrix…

An illustration of a mold and dreckel for handmade paper.

Paper Mold

An illustration of a mold and dreckel for handmade paper.

The old Pennsylvania Journal from 1765.

Pennsylvania Journal

The old Pennsylvania Journal from 1765.

The press room of a modern newspaper.

Press room of a modern newspaper

The press room of a modern newspaper.

A popular contrivance used for printing in the early 19th century.

Albion Press

A popular contrivance used for printing in the early 19th century.

George Clymer improved upon Gutenberg's press by making it out of iron therefore reducing the force required.

Columbian Press

George Clymer improved upon Gutenberg's press by making it out of iron therefore reducing the force…

"Double cylinder press, 1835-1900. These presses were built up to 1900 and this picture shows the latest design brought out about 1882." -Hill, 1921

Double Cylinder Press

"Double cylinder press, 1835-1900. These presses were built up to 1900 and this picture shows the latest…

"Single large cylinder press, 1832-1900." -Hill, 1921

Single Large Cylinder Press

"Single large cylinder press, 1832-1900." -Hill, 1921

"Single small cylinder press, 1835-1900." -Hill, 1921

Single Small Cylinder Press

"Single small cylinder press, 1835-1900." -Hill, 1921

A type of printing press.

Hand Press

A type of printing press.

The hand printing press was invented by Peter Smith and manufactured by Robert Hoe in 1822.

Hand Press

The hand printing press was invented by Peter Smith and manufactured by Robert Hoe in 1822.

"Isaac Adam's bed and platen press, 1830." -Hill, 1921

Adams' Platen Printing Press

"Isaac Adam's bed and platen press, 1830." -Hill, 1921

"Treadwell's wooden-frame bed and platen power press, 1822." -Hill, 1921

Treadwell's Platen Printing Press

"Treadwell's wooden-frame bed and platen power press, 1822." -Hill, 1921

This printing press used a rotating roller to apply ink on the chosen surface.

Printing Press

This printing press used a rotating roller to apply ink on the chosen surface.

A machine used to print paper media.

Printing Press

A machine used to print paper media.

Charles Stanhope improved upon Gutenberg's press by making it out of cast iron therefore reducing the force required and increasing the printed area.

Stanhope Press

Charles Stanhope improved upon Gutenberg's press by making it out of cast iron therefore reducing the…

"Willson's Historical Series- Franklin, The Printer's Boy"-Willson, 1859.

Printers Boy

"Willson's Historical Series- Franklin, The Printer's Boy"-Willson, 1859.

In printing and publication, proofs are preliminary versions of publications. They may be uncut and unbound, or in some cases electronic. They are normally created as part of the proofreading and copyediting processes, but can be used for promotional and review purposes also. Galley proofs are so named because in the days of handset type, the printer would set the page into galleys, metal trays into which the type was laid and tightened into place. These would be used to print a limited number of copies for editing markup. The printer would then receive the edits, rearrange the type, and print the final version

Printers Galley

In printing and publication, proofs are preliminary versions of publications. They may be uncut and…

Printing a program.

Printing

Printing a program.

An old-fashioned printing office. The press shown worked by laying paper under a wooden press.

Printing Office

An old-fashioned printing office. The press shown worked by laying paper under a wooden press.

An early printing press

Printing Press

An early printing press

A mechanical device for printing multiple copies of a text on rectangular sheets of paper. It was invented in the West by a German goldsmithand eventual printer, Johann Gutenberg in the 1450s. Apart from Gutenberg, the Dutch laurens Janszoon coster has also been credited with this invention.

Printing Press

A mechanical device for printing multiple copies of a text on rectangular sheets of paper. It was invented…

Two men working the Gutenberg printing press.

Printing Press

Two men working the Gutenberg printing press.

A printing press is a mechanical device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a medium (such as paper or cloth), thereby transferring an image. The systems involved were first assembled in Germany by the goldsmith Johann Gutenberg in ca. 1439.

Printing Press

A printing press is a mechanical device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a medium…

"A printing-press of the time of Gutenberg."

Printing Press

"A printing-press of the time of Gutenberg."

Old-style screw printing press.

Printing press

Old-style screw printing press.

A printing press is a mechanical device for applying pressure to a inked surface resting upon a medium, which transfers an image. During the Renaissance era, printing methods based on Gutenbergs printing press spread rapidly throughout Europe first.

Printing Press

A printing press is a mechanical device for applying pressure to a inked surface resting upon a medium,…

This is a printing press attachment that is used to facilitate the process of feeding paper into a printing press.

Feeder, Printing Press

This is a printing press attachment that is used to facilitate the process of feeding paper into a printing…

Gutenberg's printing press in 1450.

Gutenberg's Printing Press

Gutenberg's printing press in 1450.

"The printing press- originating at the middle of the fifteenth, the art of printing continued to be conducted until the middle of the seventeenth century in a very clumsy manner." -Lupton

Modern Printing Press

"The printing press- originating at the middle of the fifteenth, the art of printing continued to be…

Open-delivery web machine of Hoe & Co.

Web Machine Printing Press

Open-delivery web machine of Hoe & Co.

"In all engraving upon metal plates the traces or marks which are to appear on the paper are cut or sunk into the plate." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Copper-plate printing

"In all engraving upon metal plates the traces or marks which are to appear on the paper are cut or…

A press for printing books, newspapers, handbills, and the like.

Printing-press

A press for printing books, newspapers, handbills, and the like.

A printers quoin is a device for locking up or fastening type in chases or galleys.

Printers Quoin

A printers quoin is a device for locking up or fastening type in chases or galleys.