Trace the development of Printing Technology in Europe.
- By the late 19th century, the press came to be made out of metal.
- By the mid 19th century, Richard M. Hoe of New York had perfected the power-driven cylindrical press. This was capable of printing 8,000 sheets per hour. This press was particularly useful for printing newspapers.
- In the late 19th century, the offset press was developed which could print up to six colours at a time.
- By 20th century, electrically operated presses accelerated printing operations.
- Other developments were—Methods of feeding paper improved, the quality of plates became better, automatic paper reels and photoelectric controls of the colour register were introduced.