The International Fine Print Fair
Reithalle Wenkenhof
Riehen near Basel
18-22 June 2014

We want to provide you with some basic information on the different printing techniques.

Printer masters and artists have developed technical operations of high complexity during the last two thousand years or so, with the groundbreaking printing press being introduced by the German goldsmith Johan Gutenberg in about 1439.

Today, combination of some of the most advanced technologies allow for 50 impressions to be printed on one sheet of paper, creating ever more sophisticated outputs.

See also:
Meggs, Philip B., A History of Graphic Design. (1998) John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printing