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Index Basic-D V5 Embosser

Quick Overview

For years; Basic-D has been the most sold braille embosser in the world. It uses fan-folded paper to produce single or double-sided braille.

  • Compact size

  • 100 characters per second

  • Print from portable devices

  • Braille and text labeled control panel

  • Tractor-fed paper - the most reliable paper feeding method


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Over 25 years of experience

Basic-D V5 is a compact and powerful tractor-fed Braille printer as it has always been; but now it's available with new modern features like Wi-fi connection, embossing from USB memory and braille printing from mobile devices.

An even better Basic-D

Though the physical appearance has not changed, the Basic-D V5 has been updated to include all the latest Braille techniques and compatibility with mainstream technology.

Region defined layouts

Select and save region specific layouts or operate using 1-9 layout options including user defined.

Horizontal & Vertical Braille printing

Emboss Braille horizontally or vertically (sideways) on the page using the Basic-D V5 Braille embosser.

Light to sharpen the design

Light is an important design component in all V5 embossers and a hallmark for its technology level. It both guides the user interface and decorates the embosser.

An enjoyable user interface

The control panel is a local user interface which allows the user to interact with the braille embosser and provides complete embosser control.

Emboss & manage from portable devices

Index Braille V5 embossers are compatible with portable devices. With the use of your portable device and Index's own idB (free), endless braille embossing options are available directly from your smart phone, tablet or portable PC.

Even better braille quality

The V5 solenoids (hammers) offer even better braille dot quality, a longer life cycle, higher embossing speed and lower power consumption.

idB : Index-direct-Braille

idB is a direct braille printing application built in the V5 braille embosser. It is available free of charge and compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux computers.

Affordable price

Full of truly useful features and endless braille embossing opportunities, Index V5 braille embossers still maintain the most affordable braille printer price comparatively.

Acapela synthetic speech

In V5 embossers the speech feedback is generated by Acapela synthetic speech. This enables easy feedback when controlling the embosser user interface.

Remote support

Get Index Braille embosser support from anywhere in the world by simply connecting to our remote support function embedded in the V5 embosser.

Interpoint Braille

High quality Braille on both sides of the paper, known as interpoint or double-sided braille, is an Index Braille trademark.

USB host port

Connect a USB memory stick directly to any Index V5 braille embosser via USB host port to directly print braille documents or backup and restore embosser settings.



 Warranty  2 years
 Embossing speed cps  100 cps
 Single-sided  Yes
 Double-sided  Yes
 Vertical printing (newspaper)  Yes
 Braille font  2.2, 2.5, 3.2 mm
 Tactile resolution  50 dpi
 Forming method  13 hammers/anvils
 Tractor-fed  Yes
 Single sheet feeder  -
 Paper roll  -
 Sheet feeder size  
 Paper weight  120-180 g/m2 (80-110 lbs)
 Paper width  5-13 in
 Paper length  1-17 in
 Paper formats  Adjustable
 Height  13 cm (5.12 in)
 Width  52 cm (20.47 in)
 Depth  26 cm (10.24 in)
 Net volume  17.58 dm3 (0.62 ft3)
 Net weight  7.6 kg (16.72 lbs)
 Noise level  80 dB(A)
 Noise level with acoustic protection  60 dB(A)
 User interface  Braille and ink labelled panel with multilingual speech feedback
 USB  Yes
 Network  Yes
 Serial port  Yes
 Web  Yes
 Firmware upgrade  Via internet always free of charge
 LED feedback  3 LED on front panel and 4 on back side
 Printer drivers  Windows 32/64 bit
 Voltage  100-240 V AC
 Power max  140 W
 Power stand by  5 W
 Eco power down  0.0.5 W
 Warranty  2 years
 cps/1000 USD  27
 Height  13 cm (5.12 in)
 Width  52 cm (20.47 in)
 Depth  26 cm (10.24 in)
 Net volume  17.58 dm3 (0.62 ft3)
 Net weight  7.6 kg (16.72 lbs)
 Noise level  80 dB(A) (Sound level may vary with ambient conditions)
 Noise level with acoustic protection  60 dB(A)
 Tractor-fed  Yes
 Cut sheet fed  -
 Paper roll  -
 Sheet feeder size  
 Paper weight  120-180 g/m2 (80-110 lbs)
 Paper width  100-325 mm (3.9"-12,8")
 Paper length  25-431mm (1"-17")
 Adjustable paper size  Yes



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