(1449-1515) An engraving print of Aldus Manutius, one of the first printers and founder of the Aldine Press.

Aldus Manutius

(1449-1515) An engraving print of Aldus Manutius, one of the first printers and founder of the Aldine…

American printer and publisher.

Thomas E. Benedict

American printer and publisher.

A 1562 woodcut of John Daye, an English Protestant printer (1522-1584).

John Daye

A 1562 woodcut of John Daye, an English Protestant printer (1522-1584).

(1648-1681) Established the first printing office in Boston and is known for the earliest woodblock engraving in America.

John W. Foster

(1648-1681) Established the first printing office in Boston and is known for the earliest woodblock…

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass harmonica. He formed both the first public lending library in America and first fire department in Pennsylvania.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United…

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.