Printing is the process of reproducing text or images on paper. This can include printing books, newspapers, magazines, brochures and catalogues, leaflets, maps, business cards, envelopes and so on. It can also be used for printing on packaging and shopping bags, as well as on other materials such as metal.

Prints may be created using several different techniques, each one providing a specific type of effect. Some of these processes are relatively simple, such as woodblock printing, while others are highly technical and expensive.

Woodblock printing, sometimes called ukiyo-e, is an art form that originated in Japan and has become an important part of the nation’s culture. It has been the subject of many world-famous works by artists such as Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 – 1858).

Other types of printing use a variety of methods to transfer an image onto paper, including gravure and screen printing. The latter involves forcing ink through a mesh, or screen, following a pattern on the surface of the paper. This process has a high cost and is best for high volume printing, such as books and magazines.

Ink is applied to the screen and a rubber blade or squeegee presses the ink across the screen, forcing it on the paper below. The result is a high-quality print, which can be coloured or printed in black and white.

The invention of movable type in Europe in 1440 by Johann Gutenberg changed the way people communicated, opening up new possibilities for books, magazines and other publications. This invention also allowed the creation of a large number of copies of the same work in a short time, making it possible to distribute information and knowledge widely.

Movable type was a breakthrough in the world of printing, as it allowed for faster and more economical production of books than before. However, it was resisted by many, especially in medieval Europe, where handwritten manuscripts were still common. Despite this resistance, printing began to dominate in the Western world during the fifteenth century.

Reprographics, also known as photocopying, is a popular way to make copies of existing documents. In-house copying departments and quick-printing shops often use this technology.

To make a copy of an article in Google Chrome or Firefox, simply scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click the “Toggle reader view” button or press Ctrl + P on your keyboard. This loads the page without ads and additional clutter, allowing you to select the parts of the page you want to print.

When you’re done, just press the “Print” button in the upper left corner of your browser window. This will bring up the menu that you’ll need to choose the printer and any other settings you’d like.

Alternatively, you can also choose the “Print Range” option to save pages from a particular article. This will give you a red outline that you can move around the page until it covers what you need to be printed.