[Blindmath] Braille and graphics embosser suggestions?

Michael Whapples mwhapples at aim.com
Fri Dec 6 21:18:02 UTC 2013

I will note from the beginning that I do work forViewPlus, but I did get 
my Tiger Cub JR. before I started working for ViewPlus (in fact well 
before I had any idea I would be working for them).

Probably one of the things I like most about my Tiger Cub JR. is that I 
can use it from any windows software which can output to a printer. This 
means I have been able to produce tactile graphics from the application 
of my choice. I know that Ron has sent an email to the list saying about 
support for SVG, but as the tiger is used like any other printer I could 
use it with any format for creating graphics.

As all the ViewPlus embossers support tactile graphics and appear like 
any standard printer to applications, I will let the sales people at 
ViewPlus help you choose the most suitable if you decide on a ViewPlus 
embosser. I am on the software side and so have had little experience of 
the EmBralle's capabilities (the output I saw from it was on a 
development model).

Michael Whapples
On 06/12/2013 12:52, Gabriela Moats wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone have a low-end Braille and tactile graphics embosser they like
> and would recommend? We are looking into purchasing one that would produce
> just around 20-50 STEM related handouts for a single student per week. So
> far we're leaning towards at Enabling Technologies' Phoenix embosser, View
> Plus' Tiger Max or Spot Dot, and Index's Everest or Basic embossers. A
> couple people mentioned View Plu's low-end embosser Embraille to me
> originally, but I was recently advised by the company that might not be
> high enough quality for science materials.. Does anyone have experience
> with this? Also, I'm wondering if people recommend View Plus' software
> Tiger over Enabling Tech's Firebird Suite or Index's Tactile View,
> especially related to producing labels in Nemeth if I don't know Nemeth.
> Thanks,
> Gabriela

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