The binding technique was not new, since it was already used to make books of blank pages to be written on afterward. By Amber Pariona on April 25 2017 in Society. This piece of type could be put in a line, facing up, with other pieces of type. Biblioteca Universitaria y Provincial, Seville, Vol. Now if you print that's exactly what you don't want.
[page needed] This made it "the first imperfect Gutenberg Bible ever restored to completeness. It is not known how many copies were printed; the 1455 letter cites sources for both 158 and 180 copies.
The end result was a rectangular block of lead with the form of the desired character protruding from the end. Volume two is missing. 
Here you will find digitised copies of both our Bibles, the paper one and the vellum one. After printing the paper was folded once to the size of a single page. II (New Testament only), imperfect, vellum, Imperfect, paper. The name “texture” refers to the texture of the printed page: Straight vertical strokes combined with horizontal lines, giving the impression of a woven structure. Movable type also first surfaced in the Far East. One of Gutenberg's inventions was an ink which wasn't ink, it's a varnish. Although it is not, as often thought, the first book to be printed using a movable type system, it is his major work, and has iconic status in the West as the beginning of the "Gutenberg Revolution" and the "Age of the Printed Book." Each page was carved on a single wood block, which was then rubbed with ink and pressed on to the paper. Gutenberg himself, although not very successful in life, is recognized as one of the most influential people in history. In addition, there are a substantial number of fragments, some as small as individual leaves, which are likely to represent about another 16 copies. Currently, 48 copies are known to exist, not all complete. In 1456, the two had a dispute over the use of the money and Fust demanded his money back. [page needed], There has been speculation that the "Master of the Playing Cards," an unidentified engraver who has been called "the first personality in the history of engraving," was partly responsible for the illumination of the copy held by the Princeton University library.  Under the direction of Professor Toshiyuki Takamiya, the HUMI team has made digital reproductions of 11 sets of the bible in nine institutions, including both full-text facsimiles held in the collection of the British Library.. Early in the fifteenth century, wood-block printing began to replace hand-copying as a means of reproducing books. This Bible is the most famous incunabulum (book printed in Europe before 1501) and its production marked the beginning of the mass production of books in the West.