[bct] Re: Braille embosser

  • From: "joseli Walter" <jowywa79@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 14:27:36 -0600

MessageI want to get a Braille embosser that will do graphics.  is the tiger 
the only one that will do that?


Joseli Walter
I'd say I've lost my sanity, but you can't loose what you never had to begin 
with!!
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Maria 
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 1:43 PM
  Subject: [bct] Re: Braille embosser


  Thanks Bill.  I'd love to have one that embosses on both sides of the page, 
but I have to do a lot more saving cause they're quite the high-price item, 
huh?  Well, it doesn't hurt to do a little investigating now, and when I'm 
ready, I'll have all the info I need to make the right choice.  thanks again.

  Maria R.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Bill Belew 
    To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:47 PM
    Subject: [bct] Re: Braille embosser


    Hi Maria,

    No, the Index is made by Index in Sweden and the Blazer is made by Freedom 
Scientific.  

    I spoke about the Index Basic D, but there is also the Index Basic S which 
is about $1,100 less.  It is half as fast because it doesn't do interpoint 
braille or 2 sided braille.  

    The Blazer embosses 10 to 15 characters per second, it only does single 
sided braille, it only accepts up to 8 and a half inch wide paper, and it sells 
for around $1,900.  I think the Index Basic S is $2,500 and the Basic D is 
$3,795.  You can go to www.sighted.com to read about the Index embossers.  

    Bill



      -----Original Message-----
      From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Maria
      Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 5:30 AM
      To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
      Subject: [bct] Re: Braille embosser


      Thanks 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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