I did not invent the block printer but I did invent the metal printer, you see. The difference between the two is that instead of wooden blocks shaped as letters I made metal letters that lasted a whole lot longer than the wood ones and made it easier to print books and articles.
Hi my name is Johannes Gutenberg In here are some of the latest inventions. The latest of the latest is the printer.
There are two different types of printers, one of which is the block printer.
For the block printer you carve whatever text you want to be printed into a block and cover it in ink.
So in conclusion, the printer made a very big difference overall, books were cheaper printed than handwritten so then there became a lot more people who learned to read, and that made people speak out against the church because they were finally able to have an opinion of the bible. Of course, that's another story for another time. So long for now!
This helped a lot with telling information, but it was time consuming and the blocks could only be used a few times. Even so it was an a useful device.
Then you put paper down on top of the inked block.
Even though they were more expensive than the wood blocks, these metal letters made quite the difference timewise and they could be used many times.