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Thursday Jan 24, 2019
  • Press On

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    Few inventions are said to have changed human society more than the printing press. Invented by a German dude named Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century, the printing press allowed for mass replication of the written word for the first time, replacing the traditional painstaking processes, generally handled by men (and religious men, no less), of copying texts by hand. Digital printing presses have begun yet again to revolutionize production of printed material, as they make it possible to economically print small volumes of books or other materials. If you are curious about how those old-fashioned movable type presses worked, though, you’re in luck. Bill Farmer gives a free public demonstration of the old-time printing press at the Special Collections Library on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5:30pm. (Alisa Valdes)

    Special Collections Library
    Printing Press Demonstration

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