The printing press with movable type was invented by Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468). That enabled him to print the first Bible. But it didn’t come easily for Johannes. He had to borrow money. He first borrowed 800 guilders from a friend and partner to found his printing business.
Johannes’ intention was to begin printing and selling Bibles, and therewith pay back his loan. Things didn’t work out as he had planned. His first printed Bible didn’t come out until 1455. By that time he was more than 2,000 guilders in debt.