Caslon, William (1692-1776) - English founder, his name is associated with the types made in his typography.
Castro, António Faustino de - Portuguese building constructor worked in "Imprensa Nacional" and was responsible for the conception and construction of a Portuguese portable typography, which was exhibited in the in 1862 World Exhibition.
Caxton, William (1421-1491) - Born in Kent, he is considered the introducer of the typography in the United Kingdom. In Bruges, 1474, he has published with Colard Mansion the first english language books: "The Recuyeel of the Histories of Troye" and "The Game and Play of the Chess". When he returned to England he seted up his printing shop at Westminster abbey. The first book he printed in England in 1477 was called "The Dictes and Notable Wise Sayins of Philosophers".
Church, William - He was an English physician who has idealised and put into practice, in 1822 in England, a "Setting Up Type Machine", which was the most ancient machine of this kind.
Clymer, George - An American mechanic of Swiss origin, who lived in Philadelphia. In 1797, he built the first American Hand- Press all made in iron, which was called "Columbian". Thomas Edison has worked with the "Columbian" model.
Coster, Lourens Janszoon(1370-1440) - A sacristan from Harlem (Holland) that became famous because he was considered the possible inventor of the press. Coster before Gutenberg has practised the composition through mobile characters. Curiously the date known for the invention of the press, 1440, coincides with Coster´s death.
Craesbeeck, Peter van (1572-1632) - Born in Anvers, he ran away from the Nederlands religious conflicts and installed himself in Lisbon 1597. Here he established a typography with imported material from Flanders. Peter Craesbeeck learned this art with great masters such as Christophe Plantin and Baltasar Moretus. He was admited in Plantin's printing works at age of eleven.
During the existence of the Craesbeeck family printing shop, 150 editions were printed.The most important ones were nine editions of the Epic Poem "Os Lusíadas". We also owe him the first edition of the famous book by Fernão Mendes Pinto "Peregrinação" printed in Lisbon in 1614.
Deslandes, Miguel (?-1703) - A French printer who lived in Portugal in 1669. He married the daughter of a typographer, bookseller and editor Jean de la Coste. Deslandes inherited from his father- in-low the typographic material with which he printed many books in Portuguese, Latin, Spanish, French and Italian.
Didot, François Ambroise (1730-1804) - From French origin his name is intimately tied to the uniformization of the printing types. He conceived a typographic measuring system and a more logic and simple alphabet in 1757. In 1780 he built an only movement press, having replaced the wood materials for iron, marble and copper. Through marble and platinium of identic measures he turned the press-printing quicker and the pression stronger. His son Fermin Didot (1764-1863) conceived de Stereotypy in 1795.
Dolet, Étienne (1509-1546) - A French humanist and printer who was born in Orléans and worked in Lyon (France). His activity originated hostility among other printers and he was accused of heterodoxy and killed in 1546. As a printer he practiced his activity from 1538 to1546, and published almost a hundred books and opuscules. Between then there are works of Rabelais and Marot.