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Basic-D V5

  • Basic-D V5 a light-weight embosser
  • Basic-D V5 ports
  • Basic-D V5 control panel
  • Basic-D V5 a tractor-fed embosser
  • The Basic-D web interface

For more than 20 years Basic-D has been the most sold braille embosser in the world. 

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Basic-D V5 specific features


1366 - New type of V5 embosser

September 2022 Index has launched a new type of the V5 embossers called 1366. The previous V5 embossers are called type 1365 and the main difference between the two types is the main board. The reason for developing this new type of board was because we needed to replace the WiFi/Bluetooth module.

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The history of Basic-D

Basic-D has been in the front line of braille printers since the introduction. 

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Improvements of Basic-D V5

Basic-D V5 has been updated to support mainstream technology.

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Horizontal and vertical braille printing

Emboss Braille horizontally or vertically 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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Tactile graphics

All Index V5 printers support tactile graphics mixed with braille at the same page. Graphic images are generated by complimentary softwares.

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Optimized maintaining

All mechanical systems need maintaining. With Index embossers it is minimized to:
  • Cleaning the paper sensors from paper dust
  • Rubbing up the pick up rollers in Everest-D and BrailleBox
  • Cleaning paper dust from the solenoids
  • Upgrading the embosser firmware

Common features

Control panel

The control panel is the user interface which allows the user to setup and use embosser.

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BrailleApp web interface

Index V5 printers support the BrailleApp user interface. It is probably the most intuative user interface on the market. 

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Braille quality

The New Generation V5 solenoids introduced in October 2018, offers an excellent braille quality. The dot hight and form are maintained during hours of continuous printing.

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idB: Index-direct-Braille

idB (Index-direct-Braille) opens the possibility to print standard files without an external braille editor. The file will be translated and formatted within the printer, following the active embosser layout.   

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Acapela synthetic speech

In V5 embossers the speech feedback is generated by Acapela synthetic speech. This enables dynamic feedback when controlling the embosser. 

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Remote support

Via the remote support portal Index team and the distributors have access to selected Index V5 printers. The V5 printer should be connected to a network and upgraded to latest firmware. 

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Ports on Index V5

Index V5 printers include USB port, port for USB memory stick, wired network, WiFi network and Bluetooth. 

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Acoustic Hood Basic

Acoustic Hood Basic

Table-based hood for home and office use

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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Technical specifications


Embossing speed cps

140 cps



Vertical printing (booklet)

Adjustable line spacing

Braille font

2.2, 2.5, 3.2 mm

Tactile resolution

500 dpi

Forming method

13 solenoids against steel anvils

Additional info

The tactile resolution is that we can place a dot with a position of  0.05 mm with the floating dot area descibed on page Floating page braille printing



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





Depending on region

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

80-250 g/m2

Paper width

89-325 mm (3.5"-12,8")

Paper length

25-431mm (1"-17")

Adjustable paper size

Fixed paper size