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of printing

The history of print runs parallel with the history of civilization. It’s been an integral part of our development as a species and has proved to be a key contributor in spreading culture across the globe.

various printing innovations through history

We have striven for new and inventive ways to speed up and mechanise the print process for roughly 1,400 years, from the creation of woodcut print to the modern-day techniques of digital printing.


continues to evolve.

The technology of printing played a key role in the development of the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution and laid the material basis for the modern knowledge-based economy and the spread of learning to the masses. Today, it remains an important tool in communication.

before movable type,

lettering had to be written out in full, whereas this technique allowed individual letters to be configured and placed together in any order. The tiles or tablets used to create the print were first made from clay, before wood and metal were introduced for better clarity and a more resilient finish. Nowadays, digital programs make it easy to make changes to designs and view them before committing to printing.


tools used through printing history


In the days of Cuneiforms, stone tools were used to inscribe messages, as well as keep records.


Created a breakthrough in the literacy of the world. The invention of various printing presses made printing less expensive, and therefore more accessible to the majority of the population.


computers made it easier for the average person to typeset documents. Laser and inkjet printing are also easily accessible. Printing is easier now than it has ever been.

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