Braille embossers are devices that are dedicated to printing out documents in Braille, so they are nothing else than braille computer printers.
To make a personal computer capable of producing Braille printout, Braille translation software should be provided to translate word-processing text files into braille suitable for embossing on a braille printer.
As with standard printers, there are several classes of braille embossers, each designed to perform specific tasks. They can be divided into:
Personal to produce light-duty applications - best suited for the casual home user who wants to produce a few pages of braille per day,
Medium Duty, suited for small-business applications or for the user with heavier braille demands, and
Heavy Duty, suited for a braille publishing house or other organization that needs to print entire books in braille.
- Braille embossers transcribe print text into embossed braille output.
- They differ in such factors as printing speed, line width, and type and weight of paper used.
- Embossers may produce either 6- or 8-dot braille.
- Braille printers which are capable of printing on two sides of a page are referred to as Interpoint Braille embossers.
- Single Sheet Tractors enable you to feed in single sheets of letterhead or card stock, one at a time by hand, so you can place Braille easily on materials without the customary tractor holes of Braille paper.
- An impact control allows you to select perfect Braille heights for different paper grades.
Commercial Production Embossers
- BookMaker, Braille Express 100 and Braille Express 150 are production interpoint embossers for maximum workloads.
- PED-30 Plate Embossing Device Platemaker for Braille publishing.
- Marathon Highest capacity in single-sided Braille.