Presence of a printing press in Indonesia began with the arrival of the Dutch arrived in 1596 and is closely connected with the VOC. Year 1624, Dutch Reformed Church missionaries introduced the printing press in the Dutch East Indies by buying a printing press from the Netherlands to publish Christian literature in local languages, in connection with the purposes of evangelism. But the printing press was unemployed, because there is no power operators to run it.
History of travel papers, following some travel time records printing in Indonesia.
1668 Hendrik Brant print a document as the first product the government printing office, which Bongaya agreement between Admiral Cornelis Speelman and Sultan Hasanuddin in Makassar, which was signed March 15, 1668. Hendrik Brant in August 1668 got the contract to print and bind the book on behalf of the VOC.
1671 East India Company signed a new contract with Pieter Overtwaver and three other employees of the Company.
1699 Reverend Andreas Lambertus Loderus take over der Edele Compagnie Boeckdrucker to be utilized optimally. Many important works in Dutch, Malays and Latin born of printing, including a dictionary Latin-Dutch-Malays Loderus compiled by himself.