On the origin of movable metal-type technique

  title={On the origin of movable metal-type technique},
  author={J. Pan},
  journal={Chinese Science Bulletin},
  • J. Pan
  • Published 1998
  • History
  • Chinese Science Bulletin
  • China is the birthplace of woodblock, copperplate and non-metal-type printing, movable metal-type technique, as the product of combination of copperplate and non-metal-type technique, also originated in China. However, the problem on the origin of metal-type has not well been solved for a long time. This paper proved that metal-type was cast and used for paper money printing in China since the early 12th century, copper-type and tin-type technique was further developed during the 13th to 14th… CONTINUE READING