[nabs-l] Comparing Braille Embossers

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Wed Jun 17 02:07:39 UTC 2009


You indicated in another message that you had an Everest.  It was 
unfortunately never a great machine.

Dave

At 10:23 AM 6/16/2009, you wrote:
>Hmm. When I emboss documents on the Index, I notice that the Braille 
>quality on even is  not so great when using Interpoint. Thoughts?
>David
>
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>The Tiger embossers should be quiet as they are not grossly
>mechanical, the way others are  Nothing is going to be completely
>quiet though.
>
>Fast is a relative term, the fastest embossers are in the $30,000 to
>$100,000 range, and I don't think you can afford those.  If you can I
>will be your tech guy!
>
>The index basic D has improved, and we have had good luck with them.
>
>Also, the Braille quality on the Tiger isn't its strongest point, so
>make sure you have seen it first.  It is best at graphics, and
>graphics/text mixes.
>
>Dave
>
>At 07:12 PM 6/15/2009, you wrote:
>
> >Hello,
> >
> >I'm interested in finding a quiet and fast embosser with which to
> >emboss textbooks for college. I hear that the Tiger embossers are
> >among the quietest, but I can't find out exactly how quiet they are.
> >Does anyone know how the noise level of the Tiger embossers compares
> >to the Juliet Pro 60? I'm also interested in the Index Basic D since
> >it is very portable, but I'm not sure whether it can handle large
> >print jobs. Also, a review by IBTC in 2001 states that Index
> >embossers are temperamental and prone to jamming and breaking. Is
> >that still the case in 2009?
> >
> >thanks,
> >Haben
> >
> >
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