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 illustration of a screw press which is a type of machine used to shape or cut metal.

Screw Press

An illustration of a screw press which is a type of machine used to shape or cut metal.

"In printing, a piece of hard wood or metal, about ten inches long, which is struck by a mallet to tighten or loosen the quoins in a chase." -Whitney, 1911

Shooting Stick

"In printing, a piece of hard wood or metal, about ten inches long, which is struck by a mallet to tighten…

"Stereotyping is the art of fabricating metal plates resembling pages of type, which impressions may be taken as in letter-press printing, is termed stereotyping."-Lupton

Stereotyping

"Stereotyping is the art of fabricating metal plates resembling pages of type, which impressions may…

A tool used for setting up letters in printing.

Composing Stick

A tool used for setting up letters in printing.

A composing stick is an instrument used to assemble pieces of metal type into words and lines which are later bound into a forme, set in a galley and printed. ...

Composing Stick

A composing stick is an instrument used to assemble pieces of metal type into words and lines which…

A piece of wood or metal to stamp a letter or character. "(1) the body, (2) the face, (3) the shoulder, (4) the nick and (5) the groove." -Foster, 1921

Type

A piece of wood or metal to stamp a letter or character. "(1) the body, (2) the face, (3) the shoulder,…

Washington Press, one of the earliest used in the United States.

Washington Press

Washington Press, one of the earliest used in the United States.