The Index FanFold-D V5 is a high-speed, tractor-fed braille embosser that is capable of embossing up to 1000 pages per hour.
Traditional high-speed fanfold paper
By tradition continuous fanfold paper is the mostly used paper format in braille printing for high volume production. This is because it enables printing of a full box of paper continuously without being monitored.
The FanFold-D’s noise level is the lowest among other high-speed braille printers. This has been achieved by:
- Completely sealed unit including paper in and out bins
- Ventilation through mufflers
- Stable acoustic hood with internal damping of the noice energy
Index Fanfold-D V5 Embosser supports sideways z-folding
In addition to printing braille horizontally, the FanFold-D V5 can also print vertically. This makes it possible to print new formats with simplified binding.
Advantages with sideways z-folding:
- More effective paper-out handling.
- Less risk of mixing or twisting braille printout paper during manual binding.
- Easier binding of braille document.
Light to sharpen the design
Light is an important design component in all V5 embossers and a hallmark for its technology level. It is used as a guide in the user interface and a decoration in the embosser.
Index Fanfold-D V5 FanFold-D technology
Built with all latest Index V5 platform technologies and features, FanFold-D V5 replaces the earlier tractor-fed embosser 4Waves PRO. It is better, lower priced, lighter, smaller and easier to maintain.
Less is more
FanFold-D has a straight forward design concept using the well-proven BrailleBox’s embossing platform, extended with formula tractors of the same types used in Basic-D V4/V5 all packed in an acoustic hood.
Easy on-site maintenance
Maintaining FanFold-D on site can be done without a trained technician. This major step is possible because:
- No mechanical adjustment is required.
- No lubrication of moving parts. This eliminates the problem of dust and reduces the cleaning need.
- The complete mechanic printing module is accessable after opening the glass lid.
- Only a few modules: embossing module with driver electronic board, electronic modul with power supply, CPU board, the user interface and a few sensors.
- Sensors and firmware upgrades are shown by light-up text.
- Web interface to monitor embosser status, etc.
- Remote support from Index factory.
- Exploded view drawings combined with web shop make spare parts assessable for everyone.
High resolution tactile graphics
Braille books including tactile graphics
FanFold-D makes it possible to include tactile graphics in a braille book. A high resolution tactile graphic page can be included in any position in a braille book as long as the braille editor supports this function. The only limitation is that tactile graphic page is single sided, as printing braille on the back side reduces the tactile image quality.
Old expensive graphic printing
Traditionally it was complicated to add tactile graphic into a braille book. This was because the production braille printers did not support tactile graphic, the horizontal dot distance was typically always the same, and only the distance between lines was possible to reduce.
The tactile graphics quality created in this way was so low that it was not accepted by users. Instead the normal way to add graphic has been to make it separately with swell forming. This method is expensive, manual and complicated.
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 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.
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.
High quality Braille on both sides of the paper, known as interpoint or double-sided braille, is an Index Braille trademark.
Get Index Braille embosser support from anywhere in the world by simply connecting to the remote support function embedded in the V5 embosser.
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 back up and restore embosser settings.
|Weight and sizes||C=calculated|
|Net Size LxDxH||72x90x71 cm||20,5×22,5×30 Inches|
|Net weight||65,2 kg||137 lb|
|Shipping size||70x88x72 cm||28x35x28 Inches|
|Shipping weight||75 kg||165 lb|
|Noise level||60 dB (Sound level may vary with ambient conditions)|
|Paper Type||Tractor-fed||A4, A3, Letter, 11×11,5|
|Paper weight||120-180 gram/m2|
|Supported paper sizes||A3, A4, letter, 11X17 inches|
|Embossing speed||1000 A4 pages per hour||corresponding 300 cps|
|Dot forming technology||3 embossing head with 13 hammers each||Forming with hardened steel for best quality Braille and life cycle|
|Braille Dot size||Height max 0.3 mm||Diameter max 1,6 mm|
|Braille Fonts||2.5 mm|
|Braille cell||6 or 8 dots|
|Max character per line||37||Depending on duplexing and paper size|
|Tactile graphic resolution||Up to 50 DPI||Minimum distance between dots 1.5 mm|
|Braille text buffer||10.000 pages||unlimited number of copies|
|User interface||Multiple speech feedback||Keys labeled in ink and Braille + LED status|
|USB||USB 2.0 standard|
|Network||100 MB standard TCP/IP||Possibly to install directly to an IP address at a LAN|
|Serial Interface||9-pin Female|
|Headphone plug||Standard 3.5 mm||Same asl iPod etc.|
|Web Interface||Embedded||For embosser status monitoring and setup (not implemented in firmware 1.3.x)|
|Voltage||100-240 V AC|
|Power max||400 Watt|
|Stand by Power||5 Watt|
|Eco power down||max 1.0 Watt|