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BrailleBox V5

  • Braille Box V5: high volume braille production
  • BrailleBox technical corner
  • Control panel
  • Automated braille tray
  • The BrailleApp web interface

BrailleBox is the only high-speed braille printer for cut-sheet paper.

  • Speed up to 300 characters per second
  • 400 pages automatic sheet-feeder
  • Automated braille tray
  • Optimized for booklet production on A3 paper
  • Dot forming height 0,58 mm
  • Noise canceling construction
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BrailleBox V5 specific features

Braille on cut sheet paper

Printing on cut sheet paper is the future. When the printing is finished the braille document is ready to be stapled and read. The paper out handling is easy and quick comparing with tractor-fed paper. Locally available office quality paper can be used.

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Automatic Braille Tray Door

The braille tray door in BrailleBox V5 opens and closes automatically by pressing the DOOR key on the control panel.

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Noise Canceling Design

As a self-contained unit, BrailleBox's low noise levels are acceptable for working environment.

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International Design Awards

BrailleBox design awards; Red Dot Design, People's choise - Grand Award of Design, German Design Award, Design S and Good Design.

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paper A3 160 gsm

Paper A3 160 gsm

Cut-sheet A3 paper 160 gsm

Heavy paper suited for Braille books and any other document embossed using booklet format.

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Latest Windows 11/10/8/7 Printer Driver



Latest Mac OS X Printer Driver

Latest Firmware



V5 BrailleBox pick-up motor fix

The montage of the pick-up motor on BrailleBox V5 has been made with sligtly too long screews. To solve this potential issue is recommended to ad washers to the two screws. S/n 6549 and above has correct screw length.



Technical specifications





Depending on region

cps/1000 USD

Produced by

Produced by:
Hantverksvägen 20
954 33 Gammelstad


Embossing speed cps

300 cps



Vertical printing (booklet)

Adjustable line spacing

Braille font

2.5 mm

Tactile resolution

50 dpi

Forming method

3 printing heads with 13 solenoids in each




Cut sheet fed

Paper roll


Sheet feeder size

400 pages

Paper weight

150-180 g/m2 (80-110 lbs)

Paper width

A3 (297x420 mm), Tabloid 11"x17"

Paper length

11"x11.5", A4, 11x8,5" B4 250x353 mm

Adjustable paper size


Fixed paper size



56 cm (22.05 in)


72 cm (28.35 in)


90 cm (35.43 in)

Net volume

362.88 dm3 (12.81 ft3)

Net weight

68.2 kg (150.04 lbs)

Noise level

70 dB(A)

Noise level with acoustic protection



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

400 W

Power stand by

5 W

Eco power down

1.0 W

Switched power supply