The modern book production process came about as a result of the invention of the printing press. Although the earliest known form of woodblock printing comes from China, dating to before 220 AD, the invention of movable type and the printing press in Europe is credited to Johann Gutenberg of Germany. Gutenberg, in collaboration with his partners Johann Fust and Peter Schoffer, printed a Latin Bible using a hand printing press with movable lead type around about 1456. By the nineteenth century, however, the demand for books could not be met quickly enough by the process of hand printing. Printers developed larger presses to accommodate larger sheets of paper or the newly-invented continuous rolls of paper. These improvements allowed printers to produce books at a much faster rate.