The History of Media (The Beginning-1950 A.D.)

Gutenberg Printing Press

1450 -Johannes Gutenberg introduces modern printing by creating the printing press.  Gutenberg created a wooden screw press.  It was used by placing moveable hand-set block letters that were rolled with an oil based ink.  This allowed printing for the masses more available. 

In 1459 Gutenberg printed a 42 line Bible that is commonly known as the “Gutenberg Bible.”  It was through Gutenberg’s invention that we begin to see distribution to the masses.  Literature could become more available to everyone of all classes