Woodblock printing, which appeared in China before 220 AD, was the earliest known form of printing applied to paper. The movable type invented by Bi Sheng around 1040 AD and the printing press invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century are also later developments in printing technology.
Search for an impression quality and good condition of the paper when identifying a valuable print. Look at the paper and see if a watermark or distinctive marking is present. The condition of the paper will also have an impact on value: tears, creases, stains.
Each process of printing is split into pre-press, press, and post-press steps. Prepress operations include steps during which the idea of a printed image, such as a plate, cylinder, or screen, is converted into an image carrier.
Throughout the nineteenth century, lithography was primarily a graphic art form and, as such, still holds a high artistic reputation. Lithographs are original artworks of artists and are typically signed, while offset lithographic printing and reproductions do not have a signature.
Created in China, before being further developed in Europe in the 15th century by Johannes Gutenberg and his invention of the Gutenberg press, the printing press revolutionized society there.
Graphics are visual elements that are often used to point out specific information to readers and viewers. In an effort to help readers understand a specific concept or make the concept more clear or interesting, they are also used to supplement text.
A printed name is simply the name written out so that it can be read by people (signatures might not be easy to read, so people will ask for both sometimes). A signature is often written in cursive, for things like contracts, checks, etc., it is the individual's own way of writing their name.