Explain the factors responsible for the invention of new printing technology

Factors responsible for the development of print technology
(i) The production of handwritten manuscripts could not satisfy the everincreasing demand for books.
(ii) Copying was an expensive, laborious and time consuming exercise.
(iii) Manuscripts were fragile, difficult to handle and could not be cared for or read easily.
(iv) Though woodblock printing was popular, there was clearly a need for quicker and cheaper reproduction of texts.

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