Johannes Gutenberg

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Johannes Gutenberg

(circa 1398 - Feb 3, 1468) Inventor of the letterpress printing technique using metal alloy movable type and a press. He is accredited with producing the first western book using this technique, the "42-Line" (aka "Mainz" or "Gutenberg") Bible. His letterpress printing technique was an amalgam of different technologies available at the time including wine presses and metal alloys.

See also Johann Gutenberg

for more info:
http://www.gutenbergdigital.de/gudi/start.htm

Discussion:
http://typophile.com/node/21133

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