This unique limited edition (no more than 12 will be made) working piece is a delight to look at. Completely hand crafted, the wooden screw and crank actually lowers the platen to the print table and the imprint bed slides out and opens to receive the movable type and paper. (Included) Unique to Gutenberg’s invention were a durable type-metal alloy, an oil-based ink that adhered well to metal type and transferred well to vellum or paper, and a press for applying firm even pressure to printing surfaces. Johannes Gutenberg revolutionized printing technology by adapting the presses used for wine making. Gutenberg’s printing press is considered one of the greatest inventions of the second millennium.