A handbill for Mr. Bullock's exhibition, 1818
Evanion Collection

Bullocks exhibition
  Printing during the nineteenth century


1810 Jacob Perkins's method of hardening steel, which enabled use of steel rather than copper plates for intaglio printing, patented in England

1815 Vincent Figgins Specimen of Printing Types included a wide range of display type faces, especially designed for advertisements

1817 Edward Cowper patented method of printing from stereotype plates made from plaster of Paris moulds

1819 Senefelder's A Complete Course of Lithography published in London

Introduction of Koenig's power-driven cylinder press, capable of turning out 900 perfected (printed on both sides) sheets per hour