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.

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.

Benjamin Franklin's printing press.

Franklin's Press

Benjamin Franklin's printing press.

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

Gutenberg Press

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

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

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.

Press in which a force applied by a piston to a small area is transmitted through water to another piston having a large area

Hydraulic Press

Press in which a force applied by a piston to a small area is transmitted through water to another piston…

"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

A machine used to print paper media.

Printing Press

A machine used to print paper media.

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.

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.

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.

Old-style screw printing press.

Printing press

Old-style screw 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…

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 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,…

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

Printing Press

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

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.

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

Printing-press

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

"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.

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

Washington Press

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