The history of printing starts as early as 3500 bce when the persian and mesopotamian civilizations used cylinder seals to certify documents written in clay other early forms include block seals pottery imprints and cloth printing woodblock printing on paper originated in china around 200 ce. Heres a timeline of the printing press the first published newspapers press type typecasting machines stereotyping linotyping and more. History of printing timeline this data provided as an aid to students was compiled from many sources all entries should be verified by independent inquiry to suggest entries or corrections please contact the editor. Printing or the process of reproducing text and images has a long history behind it this page describes the evolution of print it acts as a summary of a more elaborate description which starts here you can also click on the title of each century to get more in depth information there is a separate section on the history of prepress. The history of printing dates back from the tang dynasty when the chinese developed woodblock printing this led to the printing of the first full length book and a few other enhancement in the movab
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