Tekniska Museet
100 Innovations - Tekniska museet

An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018



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The Gutenberg Bible, also called the Mazarin Bible was printed in 1454. It is the most famous book produced by Johann Gutenberg. Photo: Anna Gerdén.

the printing

Movable type lead pieces from a print shop. O595. Photo: Ellinor Algin.

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Printing has perhaps made more difference than any other single invention in changing how people view the world. The printing press has been invaluable in the spreading of knowledge, propaganda and power. It was one of the cornerstones in the scientific revolution of the 1500s and 1600s. Today anyone can print a text and make copies. Words and opinions can also be spread from screen to screen.

The early texts that were printed were placed in a reversed position, letter by letter, in a so-called cast, a template. By spreading ink on the types, then using a press for grapes and olives and pressing it against paper you get a printed page.

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