[bct] Re: Braille embosser

  • From: "Jenny Axler" <jaxler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 13:27:55 -0800

MessageMaria, 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.  


  ----- 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.


  -----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,
      ----- 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.


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