[bct] Re: Braille embosser

  • From: "Maria" <malyn87@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 08:30:25 -0500

MessageThanks for the info, Bill.  Does the same company that makes the Blazer 
make the Index Basic?

Maria R.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bill Belew 
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:45 PM
  Subject: [bct] Re: Braille embosser


  Actually, the Index Basic is ten times faster than the Blazer and also has 
just about as small a footprint as the Blazer.  Of course, it costs twice as 
much too.  

  Bill


    -----Original Message-----
    From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jenny Axler
    Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 1:28 PM
    To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [bct] Re: Braille embosser


    Maria, Neal,  and all,
    Yes, I used to have a blazer, you can change the direction of the feed.  
under the config settings i think.  It's the most portable embosser you'll 
find.  All the rest take up a good amount of space.  i might know someone who 
wants to get rid of one pretty cheaply if you are interested.  I bought 
something from this woman and can attest to her reliability, and because she is 
cleaning out,she will give you a good price.  

    Jenny

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Neal Ewers 
      To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 1:12 PM
      Subject: [bct] Re: Braille embosser


      Maria, I have used the Braille Blazer as well.  I haven't done a market 
check lately, but at the time we looked at Trace, it was about as inexpensive 
as you could get.  However, the problem we had with it was that because it 
pushes the paper out rather than pulling it from the front, the paper would 
often jam.  Perhaps they have redesigned it in the last several years, but at 
least those were our problems with it.  I seem to recall that there was some 
way to have it pull the paper rather than push it, but I don't remember enough 
to be accurate about that even if it exists.

      Neal

      -----Original Message-----
      From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of M. Dimitt
      Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 3:05 PM
      To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
      Subject: [bct] Re: Braille embosser


        Hello, Maria:
        One suggestion is the Braille Blazer, made by Freedom Scientific. It is 
small and quite lightweight, considering that it is  an embosser.
        However, I have had a few problems with mine, however, when I get it to 
work properly, it's a good machine. Best of luck,
        Jamie
          ----- Original Message ----- 
          From: Maria 
          To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
          Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 2:08 PM
          Subject: [bct] Braille embosser


          Hi Friends,

          I have a question for all of you, but especially for those of you who 
are acquainted with braille embossers.  For some time I have been considering 
purchasing a braille embosser for home use.  At first I just thought I'd use it 
for brailling lyrics, lists, notes, etc.  Then I thought perhaps I could 
contact restaurants and brail some menus for them as well.  Heck, I could even 
produce some of Mary's braille cards for next Christmas.  Therefore, I would 
like something sturdy enough for frequent use, but not overly large, as space 
is a big consideration.  

          Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

          Maria

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