Publishing has come a long way since the conception of the printing press, invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century. Prior to this, knowledge and information was passed along orally or through various processes, all of them arduous, like woodblock printing, stencils, and of course, copying text by simply writing.
We now have many methods of relaying information to one another, and which is used depends upon the context and the purpose of the information.
Gutenberg is considered to be the father of modern publishing, as his invention opened a whole new world for people. Education was no longer just for the wealthy. The masses had access to knowledge in a way that the world had never seen before, and this transformed society globally and brought about advances in technology faster than anyone at the time would have thought possible.
At testament to this is that there are only 48 substantive copies of the Gutenberg Bible (the first major book printed using the press) around today, and they are considered to be the most expensive books in the world.
Although much publishing is done online today, through blogs and websites, there are still a great many industries that utilise large, production printing equipment, such as the printing press. The glossy feel of magazines or the texture of newspaper is irreplaceable to many readers, who are reluctant to give up the act of holding their reading material in their hands.
The publishing industry is rich in history, and if it your business, you can purchase all of the production printing and copying machines you require. We have a variety of printing machines for sale that suit any industry, and we also offer printing and office supplies like paper, toner and ink.