The advancements of technology have been an ever increasing blessing to people around the globe. The progression that has resulted in laser and even 3d printers have made books, magazines, and other literary expressions available to the masses in a moments notice at an affordable price. However such developments come with a cost. In the process of our technological growth we have lost the rare art form of the letterpress.
Invented in the 1400s by Johan Gutenberg as an alternative to the more traditional method of printing, which involved the time consuming carving of entire pages onto wooden blocks, the letterpress was invented with its sleek metal moveable lettering that could swiftly kiss the paper and print at a more rapid pace. Now, arguably, during this time period a more rapid pace consisted of 6 pages being printed in a day. The first fully printed literature on the printing press was the Bible, which took a span of 3 years to print despite a staff of over 30 employees.