Printing in America began in the early 17th century, shortly after the arrival of the first English colonists in the New World. The first printing press in America was established in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1639 by Stephen Daye, who had been a printer in England before emigrating to the colonies. Daye’s press was used to print religious texts and other materials for the colonists, and it was the first of many printing presses that would be established in the American colonies.
Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, printing played a crucial role in the development of the American colonies. Printers produced a wide range of materials, including newspapers, pamphlets, books, and other written works that helped to shape public opinion and spread ideas about politics, religion, and other issues. In the 19th and 20th centuries, printing technology continued to evolve and expand in America, and printing became an important industry that contributed to the growth and development of the country.