Eight sets of parameters are possible. The braille quality appeared to be uniform and consistent. In the test, you printed a page of nothing but the letter “A. The reverse side of interpoint pages had sharp and consistent braille. There is no indication of a minimum weight.

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Press all three keys Configuration: This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking. Braille Quality The braille cell embossed by the Porta-Thiel has a sharp well-defined feel. The item may be a factory second, or a new and unused item with minor defects. The lid is white, the sides are attractively ridged and dark gray, and the front and back are brushed aluminum.

A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. It took many hours of trial and error to produce a correctly formatted file. Printing Many hours of trial and error were needed to print files properly.

Braille Blazer Embosser

No carrying case is included with this printer, nor is one sold as an optional accessory. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Three gray function keys are located on the right side of the lid, on the top surface of the printer. This printer can print on a single sheet, in continuous forms, and on plastic. These times fell short of the 15 characters per second claimed in the specifications, except for the page of As.


The top of form is located, and the paper is advanced so that the top of the second sheet is ready for printing.

The differences you braile in the speed test occurred because of the manner in which the Blazer produces braille. Desired left margin of 0; left margin setting of 0 on Braille Blazer. Left margin of two set in this software: With its lid closed, it forms a rectangular box with a carrying handle on the back.

If you are satisfied with a value and want to advance to the next question, press the line feed button the line feed button means “advance”.

Back to home page Return to top. The Porta-Thiel is loud when printing, although it has a somewhat muffled, rather than a harsh, sound.

Timing is clearly dependent on content. The specifications give the printing speed as 15 characters per second for interpoint and 10 characters per second when printing in single-sided mode.

To exit a menu or a sub-menu, press all three dmbosser together. Thank you for your interest in our item.

Product Evaluation

The different formats of the manuals have different content, and each has both value and flaws. A built-in speech synthesizer is available to speak a few prerecorded messages, such as “paper out” when embosseer is no paper. However, if you do not need to read the printer’s responses in braille, the configuration menus are easy to use; you can quickly move to the setting you want, choose only those menus you need to work with, back out part or all of the way, and even move back and forward through the various settings.


The actual rates achieved were as follows:.

Technical Tips for Braille Blazer Embossers

Noise is inherent with embossers, and the work-station environment affects the level. Three buttons are used for all printer functions—one on the left side near the front and two on the right side near the front.

In real-world situations, speeds of up to 12 to 13 characters per second should be expected. At times, the print on the second page of a document would be indented four cells to the right. The three buttons on the right side are, from top to bottom: One document was also printed on the plastic for comparison purposes.