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Braille Printers

Braille printers receive data from computer devices and emboss that information in Braille onto paper through the use of solenoids that control embossing pins. Braille printers typically print on heavyweight paper and use up more pages for the same amount of information than pages printed on a regular printer. They are also slower and noisier. Interpoint printers are Braille printers that emboss Braille on both sides of a page. The price of a Braille printer is directly related to the volume of Braille it produces. Small-volume Braille printers cost between $1,800 and $5,000 and large-volume ones may cost between $10,000 and $80,000.
   Here are some possible questions to ask when purchasing Braille printers:
•   How does the printer connect to your computer?
•   What is its embossing speed (measured in characters per second [CPS])?
•   Is the height of the Braille dots adjustable?
•   Is the printer portable?
•   How loud is it? Is a soundproof case needed?
•   Does it print single-sided or double-sided?
•   Do you need a printer that can produce both print and Braille?

27 Products in Category

Product Table

Product NameProduct DescriptionDistributor Contact
Braille BookMaker Interpoint printer in a transportable case used for commercial production. Comes with built-in speech that may also be used with the computer's screen reader and play WAV and other audio files.
Braille ExpressPortable interpoint braille printer that comes in two models—Braille 100, which embosses at 100 characters per second and the Braille 150, which embosses at 150 characters per second. Both models provide speech feedback and support DoubleTalk LT-compatible ET Speaks, which can also be used with the computer’s screen reader and play WAV and other audio files.
Braille PlaceInterpoint embosser that connects to a computer through its parallel or serial ports. Includes ET Speaks for speech output.
Braillo 200 High-speed compact interpoint printer for large-volume production. Produces 600 pages an hour.
Braillo 400s High-speed compact interpoint printer for large volume production. Prints simultaneously on both sides of the paper. Produces braille at 400 characters per second, 1,200 pages per hour.
Braillo 400SRHigh-speed interpoint printer for large volume production. Uses paper rolls instead of standard continuous fanfold paper. Produces braille at 400 characters per second, 1,200 pages per hour.
Braillo 440SWHigh-speed compact interpoint printer for large volume production. Prints simultaneously on both sides of the paper. Produces braille at 440 characters per second.
Dot and PrintEmbosser that produces braille and print on the same page simultaneously. Also has braille-only or print-only options.
Emprint SpotDotBraille printer that embosses braille, raised print and diagrams, printing the corresponding color ink characters above or beside the braille. Uses the same paper and ink cartridges as does an HP Inkjet printer.
ET Interpoint embosser that prints at a speed of 60 characters per second, with a 40-character line capacity on a continuous tractor feed paper with selectable page length. May also create up to 99 copies of a document.
GeminiSingle-sided braille embosser that produces print with braille in one simultaneous pass at a speed of 45 characters per second on traditional braille tractor paper. Also allows users to print print or braille alone. info@brailler.com
Index Basic DDouble-sided interpoint embosser that produces braille at a speed of 340 pages per hour or 100 characters per second. Controls are located in a front panel and are labeled in print and in braille. sales@americanthermoform.com
Index Everest-DHigh-speed braille embosser that uses off-the-shelf cut sheet paper and has a front control panel labeled in ink and in braille with voice confirmation. sales@americanthermoform.com
Juliet Classic Interpoint braille embosser that operates at a speed of 55 characters per second on continuous tractor feed paper with selectable page length.
Juliet ProInterpoint braille embosser that comes standard with a single-sheet feeder and ET Speaks, a DoubleTalk LT-compatible speech program that can also be used with a computer's screen reader and play WAV and other audio files.
Marathon Brailler High-speed, single-sided embosser with a capacity of 200 characters per second. Sixteen menus allow users to customize the embosser once for every task they need and call all the settings into action with a few keystrokes.
Mountbatten Brailler Electronic braille embosser that translates text input from a braille keyboard and sends it directly to a printer connected to it. Can also be used as a braille translator and embosser of text sent to it from a QWERTY keyboard or PC application. Includes a special graphics mode, which supports conventional braille graphics production packages.
PED-30Braille printer which uses zinc master plates from computers for commercial production. Plates from the PED-30 go onto a specially modified commercial printing press, which stamps the dots into the paper.
Romeo AttacheSingle-sided embosser that prints at a speed of 15 characters per second on continuous tractor feed paper with a selectable paper length.
Romeo Attache ProSingle-sided embosser that comes standard with single-sheet tractors and ET Speaks for speech output.
Romeo Braille 25Portable single-sided embosser ideal for students or for personal or home office use.
Romeo Pro 50 Portable single-sided embosser. Supports DoubleTalk LT-compatible ET Speaks, which may be used as the voice of a computer's screen reader and play WAV and other audio files.
ThomasSingle-sided braille printer in a noise-muffling desktop case, with dynamic braille scaling for different braille sizes within a document--6- or 8-dot braille. Can make up to 99 copies.
ViewPlus® Cub EmbosserNetwork-compatible braille embosser that allows users to adjust settings directly from the computer, or from the machine's physical interface. Embosses at a speed of 50 characters per second, or 4 pages per minute. Compatible with Duxbury Braille Translation Software, Megadots and the ViewPlus® braille translator for converting text to braille. Comes with Tiger Software to produce graphics.
ViewPlus® Cub Jr EmbosserNetwork-compatible braille embosser that allows users to adjust settings directly from the computer, or from the machine's physical interface. Supports graphics and is compatible with Duxbury Braille Translation Software, Megadots and the ViewPlus® braille translator for converting text to braille. Comes with Tiger Software to produce graphics.
ViewPlus® Max EmbosserNetwork-compatible braille embosser that allows users to adjust settings directly from the computer, or from the machine's physical interface. Embosses at a speed of 60 characters per second, or 4 pages per minute. Compatible with Duxbury Braille Translation Software, Megadots and the ViewPlus® braille translator for converting text to braille. Comes with Tiger Software to produce graphics.
ViewPlus® Pro EmbosserNetwork-compatible braille embosser with voiced buttons and menus for navigating various options. It has interpoint/intergraphix functions, which allows users to mix graphics and interpoint text in a two-pass process. Supports a 20-dots-per-inch resolution and automatic conversion of colored and shaded images to 3-D tactile graphics. Compatible with the Duxbury Braille translation software, Megadots and the ViewPlus® Braille translator for converting text to braille. Comes with Tiger Software to produce graphics.

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