[bct] Re: Braille embosser

  • From: "Bill Belew" <bill@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 23:16:27 -0800

Hi Marika,
 
Yeah, it sometimes seems that being blind requires one to also be rich.  By
the way, I forgot to mention that the Index Basic D also is one of the best
embossers for embossing graphics.  
 
Bill
 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Maria
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 11:44 AM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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 <mailto:bill@xxxxxxxx>  
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 <mailto:bill@xxxxxxxx>  
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 <mailto:neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
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 <mailto:malyn87@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
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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