Fust, Johann

Fust (fo͞ost) or Faust, Johann

(yō`hän foust), d. 1466?, printer at Mainz. Johann GutenbergGutenberg, Johann
, c.1397–1468, German inventor and printer, long credited with the invention of a method of printing from movable type, including the use of metal molds and alloys, a special press, and oil-based inks: a method that, with refinements and increased
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 borrowed substantial sums of money from Fust, a goldsmith, lawyer, and money lender. When Gutenberg was unable to repay these sums, his press and types became Fust's property. In partnership with his brother-in-law, Peter Schöffer, Fust carried on the work begun by Gutenberg. Fust and Schöffer were the first to print in colors (1457), using red and blue inks as well as black. They printed the first dated book, a great psalter (1457). Their Greek type was first used in 1465. After the death of Fust, Schöffer continued the work of the press.
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