As the inventor of the printing press, Johannes Gutenberg is usually cited. Indeed, the 15th-century contribution of the German goldsmith to technology was revolutionary, allowing for the mass production of books and the rapid dissemination of knowledge across Europe.
Created in China, the printing press revolutionized society there before being further developed in Europe in the 15th century by Johannes Gutenberg and his invention of the Gutenberg press.
An original piece of a famous artist's work of art is expensive. A lithograph print is more affordable, but it still carries a tag of exclusivity, quality and value, as there will almost definitely not be many copies. It is not a reproduction and higher prices for the original lithograph are potentially required.
No, unlike the ink used on inkjet printers, even if you leave them for a long time, toners from laser printers do not dry up. Laser printers need toner instead of ink, a fine powder that forms the text and images you print on the paper found in a toner cartridge.
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.
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.
In 2 color printing, instead of one on lower end marketing materials, two ink colors are used, vs. four on higher-end commercially printed pieces. Typically, the inks used are Pantone ® colors, and are frequently used in a unique color to print a logo, design or symbol.