[nabs-l] Comparing Braille Embossers

sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca
Wed Jun 17 15:02:20 UTC 2009


HI Haben,
Here's a link to some info on Index Braille Embossers, specifically  
the Basic-D but there are links to others too on this page.
http://abro.ca/product.php?id=Basic-D,S&parent=brailleEmb.txtI'd have to guess

Quoting Haben Girma <habnkid at aol.com>:

> Can you estimate the size and weight of the Index Basic D?
>
> thanks,
> Haben
>
> David Andrews wrote:
>> 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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