[bct] Re: Braille embosser

  • From: "Andrew J. LaPointe" <alapointe89@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 16:45:14 -0500

How does the blazer do graphics? I have the blazer but, have no clue how that would work.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Quinn" <quinn.family@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 3:41 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: Braille embosser



The braille blazer does graphics also.

Pam

On Wed, 22 Feb 2006 14:27:36 -0600, you wrote:

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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               http://www.malynwriteon.com


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