The History of Printing

The history of printing goes back to the duplication of images by means of stamps in very early times. The use of round seals for rolling an impression into clay tablets goes back to early Mesopotamian civilization before 3000 BCE, they feature complex and beautiful images.

In both China and Egypt, the use of small stamps for seals preceded the use of larger blocks. In China, India and Europe, printing on cloth certainly preceded printing on paper or papyrus.

The process is essentially the same: in Europe special presentation impressions of prints were often printed on silk until the 17th century. The development of printing has made it possible for books, newspapers, magazines, and other reading materials to be produced in great numbers, and it plays an important role in promoting literacy.

The printing industry continues to evolve to this day with new technology, new machinery, environmentally friendly materials and inks as well as the industry changing to meet the demands and expectations of our customers. As far as we are concerned, this is a growing and exciting industry to be in and the need for print will continue to remain strong alongside the digital age.


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