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Printing History


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Johannes GutenbergJohannes Gutenberg
did not, as some believe, invent printing or movable type. He did, however, invent a method for casting type that made printing cheaper. What's more, the "Gutenberg Bible" with which many are familiar was not actually printed by him.
Stephen DayeStephen Daye
was a locksmith by trade, but, in 1638, he set up the first printing press in America. The first book printed in America, the Bay Psalm Book, came off that press soon after.

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