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Assertion: Gutenberg mechanised woodblock printing.
Reason: Gutenberg was a goldsmith and was familiar with the winepress.

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Both [A] and [R] are true and [R] is the correct explanation of [A].
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Both [A] and [R] are true but [R] is NOT the correct explanation of [A].
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[A] is true but [R] is false.
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[A] is false but [R] is true.
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The correct option is B Both [A] and [R] are true and [R] is the correct explanation of [A].
Gutenberg was a goldsmith turned printer from Germany. Gutenberg from his childhood was familiar with the winepress his family had to thresh grapes. This rare combination of knowledge led to a revolution in printing. Gutenberg created metal types or stamps for each alphabet. These types were moved about and put together to create different words and blocks of text. These were called typesets. And the process of placing the text blocks together was called typesetting. His experience as a polisher and goldsmith where he had to make lead moulds to make trinkets came handy when Gutenberg set out to make intricate types. He made moulds by which he cast out intricate metal types and replaced the carved wooden printing blocks with moveable or modular typesets. He then used a modified winepress to press the inked typeset against the paper. This set up came to be known as the moveable type printing machine.

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