This is a continuation of the Brief Timeline that began on January 26, 2018, that continued on February 2, 2018, and this is the last blog on the timeline of printing.
1970: Water-based ink introduced.
1972: Thermal printing developed.
1977: The Compugraphic EditWriter 7500 phototypesetter introduced.
1981: Microsoft Disk Operating System introduced.
1982: Adobe Systems Inc. founded.
1983: Desktop publishing appears.
1984: Apple Macintosh personal computer introduced.
1984: 3D printing developed.
1985: Microsoft Windows introduced.
1985: PostScript typesetting language introduced.
1985: Apple LaserWriter desktop printer introduced.
1985: PageMaker desktop publishing introduced.
1987: Soy-based ink appears.
1987: QuarkXPress desktop publishing program introduced.
1988: Adobe Photoshop raster graphics editor introduced.
1990: Xerox DocuTech. Production-publishing system that allowed paper documents to be scanned, electronically edited, and then printed on demand.
1991: TrueType scalable computer introduced.
1991: Heidelberg and Presstek introduced GTO-DI, the first plate making on the press.
1993: Indigo digital color printer introduced.
1993: Portable Document Format (PDF) introduced.
1996: OpenType scalable computer fonts introduced.
1999: InDesign desktop publishing program introduced.
2011: The Saint John’s Bible is the first completely handwritten and illustrated Bible since the invention of the printing press.