Printing Yesterday and Today


How has printing changed since Gutenberg’s invention?
Today, printing is very different from the process used in Gutenberg’s workshop. By modern standards, Gutenberg’s printing process may seem slow and tedious; compositors put type together by hand, and a skilled compositor could assemble 2,000 characters or letters in an hour. A computer can arrange the same number of characters in about two seconds. Today, more words are being printed every second than were printed every year during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/educator/modules/gutenberg/books/printing/

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