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By which year did smiths achieve the ability to handle metal in an exact way that's necessary for the printing press?

Gutenberg did invent his printing skills 1440 and reportedly used his skills as a goldsmith to do so. To get a good printing quality his work had to be very precise. By which year did goldsmiths or ...
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Was Johannes Gutenberg left-handed?

This may sound an absurd question, but I have a reason for asking. Leonardo Da Vinci wrote and drew with his left hand, and hence was adept at writing in reverse. Movable type is set backwards, and ...
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How much faster/better are European printing press compared to Chinese block printing?

Some says China invented the printing press. However, another says that Gutenberg invented the printing press. Nevertheless, western printing press is superior for 2 reasons We know Gutenberg name. ...
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How did the monks whose job was to copy books react to Gutenberg's printing press?

It's typical to see people whose job it is to perform a manual task to - collectively - object when a new technology is introduced which makes their job obsolete (as the quintessential example, see ...