500th Anniversary of the Invention of Printing in EuropePrint Page
In 1440, German inventor Johannes Gutenberg invented a printing press process that, with refinements and increased mechanization, remained the principal means of printing until the late 20th century. The inventor's method of printing from movable type, including the use of metal molds and alloys, a special press, and oil-based inks, allowed for the first time the mass production of printed books.
|Address:||Macquarie Street, Mitchell Library, Sydney, 2000|
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|Approx. Event Start Date:||1440|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1940|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1940|
The publication of the first
Australian newspaper in 1803
1440 -This Window Was Given By The Proprietors Of "The Sun"- 1940
To Commemorate The 500th Anniversary Of The Invention Of Printing In Europe
William Caxton presenting his Recuyell of Troye to Margaret of York
Two Of The Windows Above Were Given To Commemorate
The 500th Anniversary Of The Commencement
Of Printing In Europe In 1440.
One Window By The N.S.W. Master Printers And
Allied Trades Association
The Other By The Printing Industry Employees Union
N.S.W. Amalgamated Printing Trades Union