Printing History Timeline
The history of printing dates back from the T'ang 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 movable type printing. When German craftsman invented the first printing press in 1440, the printing world was revolutionized and certain industries were given the opportunity to print various media more easily and quickly. The first weekly newspaper was created in Belgium, paving the way for other important printed materials, including the Bible.