Printing the found and developed first in China and Korea. Wood printing techniques (Woodblock) primitive has been used in the 9th century in China. The oldest documents are still there, namely Buddhist manuscripts recently discovered in Korea, dating from 751. The earliest books produced through woodblock printing is a more sophisticated Chinese Diamond Sutra (Buddhist text) which comes from the year 868.
Print movable type of ceramic material discovered in 1041 by Bi Sheng, the Song Dynasty (960-1269). While the print made from metal movable type was invented in 1234 in Korea by Chwe Yoon Eyee during the Goryeo Dynasty, 216 years before Gutenberg invented the printing. In the 12th and 13th centuries found in the thousands of books printed in Chinese libraries. Book movable type printing which still exists today is a book called Jikji, printed in 1377 in Korea.
It is estimated that the printing technology from the Far East into Europe via trade routes from China to Arabia, across India. Johannes Gutenberg is derived from the German city of Mainz. Develop printing technology in 1450. Johan Fust (Gutenberg financial backers) and Peter Pchoffer experimented with him in Mainz.
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