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Basic-D V5

  • Basic-D V5 a light-weight embosser
  • Basic-D V5 connection interface
  • Basic-D V5 user interface
  • Basic-D V5 a tractor-fed embosser

For years Basic-D has been the most sold braille embosser in the world. It uses fanfold paper to produce single or double-sided braille.

  • Compact size
  • 140 characters per second
  • Support BrailleApp printing, editing and monitoring
  • Braille and text labeled control panel
  • Tractor-fed: the most reliable paper feeding method​
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attractive user features


Over 25 years of experience

Basic-D V5 is a compact and powerful tractor-fed Braille printer as it has always been; but now it's available with new modern features like Wi-fi connection, embossing from USB memory and braille printing from mobile devices. 

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An even better Basic-D

Though the physical appearance has not changed, the Basic-D V5 has been updated to include all the latest Braille techniques and compatibility with mainstream technology.

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Horizontal & Vertical Braille printing

Emboss Braille horizontally or vertically (sideways) on the page using the Basic-D V5 Braille embosser. 

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Light to sharpen the design

Light is an important design component in all V5 embossers and a hallmark for its technology level. It both guides the user interface and decorates the embosser.


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Common features

Easy to understand control panel

The control panel is a local user interface which allows the user to interact with the braille embosser and provides complete embosser control.

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BrailleApp printing and more

Index V5 printers supports the use of the BrailleApp. The BrailleApp is available when the V5 printer is connected to your LAN (wired or WiFi), simply type the IP addess of your printer in the serach window of the browser. The BrailleApp is now presented on PC's, mobile pones, pads and adapted to the screen size.
  • Supports all major operation systems, Windows, iOS, Android, Linux and Unix
  • Print braille from standard files (docx, doc, pdf) in literary or contracted braille
  • Edit the translated braille file in six-key braille characters or MIT ASCII
  • Manage Braille layout
  • Manage printer communication, USB, WiFi, Bluetooth 
  • Monitor printer; printer status, update firmware, Bluetooth, WiFi, Wired network, USM memory on the printer and printe status. 

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Even better braille quality

The new generation V5 solenoids (introduced 2018-10-17) offer even better braille dot quality, a longer life cycle, possibility to increase printing speed and lower power consumption.

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idB: Index-direct-Braille

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. 

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Affordable price

Full of truly useful features and endless braille embossing opportunities, Index V5 braille embossers  still maintain the most affordable braille printer price comparatively.

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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.  

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Remote support

Get Index Braille embosser support from anywhere in the world by simply connecting to our remote support function embedded in the V5 embosser.

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Highest Braille quality

All models of Index printers print braille of higest quality. The dot height is 0,50 mm,  placed with a precision of 0,05 mm on the paper and consistant formed during continious braille production. Index specification exceeds the defined dot heigth, dot form, spacing and position for countries around the world. 

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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/restore embosser settings.

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Acoustic Hood Basic

Acoustic Hood Basic

Table-based hood for home and office use

New and improved Acoustic Hood model for Basic-D, reducing embossing noise levels by more than 90%. NEW: Includes a built-in paper cutter.

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Index Braille Stapler

Index Braille Stapler

A heavy-duty stapler for braille books

The Index Braille Stapler is a heavy-duty stapler in whose design can accommodate for thicker documents such as braille books. It suits nicely braille documents embossed in booklet format using A3 or 11x17" paper, but can be used for any braille documents.

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12" Fanfold paper

12" Fanfold paper

Tractor-fed braille paper

Standard fanfold braille paper suitable for Basic-D. We deliver it when you need it, right from stock.

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Latest Firmware

Latest V5 Firmware

Firmware V5 2020-02-11 release: It upgrades V5 embossers with new functionality and several important bug fixes.








technical specifications


Embossing speed cps

140 cps



Vertical printing (booklet)

Adjustable line spacing

Braille font

2.2, 2.5, 3.2 mm

Tactile resolution

20 dpi

Forming method

13 solenoids against steel anvils



USB memory stick

Wi-Fi network

Wired network


Supports mobile devices

Printer driver for Windows

Printer driver for Mac

Printer driver for Linux

Web interface

Free firmware upgrade

Supports idB



100-240 V AC

Power max

140 W

Power stand by

5 W

Eco power down

0.05 W

Switched power supply





4 years

cps/1000 USD


Produced by

Produced by:
Index Braille
Hantverksvägen 20
954 33 Gammelstad



13 cm (5.12 in)


52 cm (20.47 in)


26 cm (10.24 in)

Net volume

17.58 dm3 (0.62 ft3)

Net weight

7.6 kg (16.72 lbs)

Noise level

80 dB(A)

Noise level with acoustic protection

63 dB(A)



Cut sheet fed


Paper roll


Sheet feeder size

Paper weight

120-180 g/m2 (80-110 lbs)

Paper width

100-325 mm (3.9"-12,8")

Paper length

25-431mm (1"-17")

Adjustable paper size

Fixed paper size