What were the immediate positive effects of Gutenberg's printing press?

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What were the immediate positive effects of Gutenberg's printing press?

Gutenberg's Printing Press:

Johannes Gutenberg became one of the most influential Europeans in history with his 1440 invention of a printing press. Prior to this, all writing in Europe had to be done by hand or with extremely rudimentary blocks.

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The most immediate positive effect of Gutenberg's printing press was an increase in literacy, as more and more Europeans gained access to books (at a...

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Johannes Gutenberg: Inventions, Facts & Accomplishments

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