High-speed tractor-fed braille embosser

  • Speed up to 1000 pages per hour
  • Low noise level 
  • Simple and effective construction
  • Easy on-site maintenance
  • Smart user interface

Traditional high-speed fanfold paper

By tradition continuous fanfold paper is the mostly used paper format in braille printing for high volume production. This is because it enables printing of a full box of paper continuously without being monitored.

Noise-canceling design

The FanFold-D's noise level is the lowest among other high-speed braille printers. This has been achieved by:

  • Completely ​sealed unit including paper in and out bins
  • Ventilation through mufflers
  • Stable acoustic hood with internal damping of the noise energy

Support sideways z-folding

In addition to printing braille horizontally, the FanFold-D V5 can also print vertically. This makes it possible to print new formats with simplified binding.

Advantages with sideways z-folding:

  • More effective paper-out handling.
  • Less risk of mixing or twisting braille printout paper during manual binding.
  • Easier binding of braille document.

Less is more

FanFold-D has a straightforward design concept using the proven BrailleBox embossing platform, extended with formula tractors of the same types used in Basic-D V4/V5 all packed in an acoustic hood.

Easy on-site maintenance

Maintaining FanFold-D on site can be done without a trained technician. This major step is possible because:

  • No mechanical adjustment is required.
  • No lubrication of moving parts. This eliminates the problem of dust and reduces the cleaning need.
  • The complete mechanic printing module is accessable after opening the glass lid.
  • Only a few modules: embossing module with driver electronic board, electronic module with power supply, CPU board, the user interface and a few sensors.
  • Sensors and firmware upgrades are shown by light-up text.
  • Web interface to monitor embosser status, etc. 
  • Remote support from Index factory. 
  • Exploded view drawings combined with web shop make spare parts assessable for everyone.

High resolution tactile graphics

FanFold-D makes it possible to include tactile graphics in a braille book. A high resolution tactile graphic page can be included in any position in a braille book as long as the braille editor supports this function. The only limitation is that tactile graphic page is single sided, as printing braille on the back side reduces the tactile image quality.

Technical specification

Braille

Embossing speed cps

330 cps

Single-sided

YES

Double-sided

YES

Vertical printing (booklet)

YES

Adjustable line spacing

YES

Braille font

2.5 mm

Forming method

Three embossing heads with 13 hammers in each

Additional info

  • interpoint

Communication

USB

YES

USB memory stick

YES

Wi-Fi network

YES

Wired network

YES

Bluetooth

YES

Supports mobile devices

YES

Printer driver for Windows

YES

Printer driver for Mac

YES

Printer driver for Linux

YES

Web interface

YES

Free firmware upgrade

YES

Supports idB

YES

Additional info

Remote web monitoring of the embossing process available.

Electrical

Voltage

100-240 V AC

Power max

400 W

Power stand by

5 W

Eco power down

1.0 W

Switched power supply

General

Warranty

2 years

cps/1000 USD

19

Produced by

Produced by:
Index Braille
Hantverksvägen 20
954 33 Gammelstad
Sweden
www.indexbraille.com

Measurements

Height

102 cm (40.16 in)

Width

90 cm (35.43 in)

Depth

62 cm (24.41 in)

Net volume

569.16 dm3 (20.1 ft3)

Net weight

60 kg (132 lbs)

Noise level

60 dB(A)

Paper

Tractor-fed

YES

Cut sheet fed

NO

Paper roll

NO

Sheet feeder size

1000 pages

Paper weight

120-180 g/m2 (80-110 lbs)

Paper width

5-12.5 in

Paper length

1-12 in

Adjustable paper size

YES