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Printing with movable types was invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century. For centuries print work were the only mass medium for spreading information and opinions.

Only in the middle of the 19th century the craft was industrialized and more and more work steps were could be done by machines.

Nowadays there are not many people left who are able to perform the “black art” with handsetting. The typesetter Edwin Berberich was not only trained in this craft he also offers visits to his workshop and courses for very small groups (in German only).