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The Gutenberg Press 1436

The way the Gutenberg Press worked was that first, ink was rolled over a raised surface of movable hand-set black letters that were held together in a wooden form.  The form was then pressed against a sheet of paper.  The Gutenberg Press is an example of  letterpress printing.

The image above is of the Gutenberg Press.

Movable type is a method of printing that uses movable components to reproduce each elements that goes into a document.

The image above is of movable type.

Porous printing uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil.  Intaglio printing is a printing technique in which an image is incised into a surface. Lithography is a printing method that requires the use of a stone or a metal plate with a completely smooth surface to print text or other designs onto paper or other similar materials.  Offset lithography is a printing method in which an inked image is transferred from a plate to a rubber blanket and then to printing surface.  Printing presses used today are similar to the Gutenberg Press.

The image above is of an offset lithography press.

CMYK is a subtractive color model.  CYMK stands for cyan, magenta, yellow, and key, which is black.  Four-color process printing is the printing process that utilizes the CMYK color model.  It works by partially or completely masking colors on a white background.


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