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BrailleBox V5

  • Braille Box V5: high volume braille production
  • Braille Box V4 technical corner
  • New BrailleBox V5 control panel
  • Automated braille tray

Cut sheet-fed production Braille embosser at a truly affordable price.  

  • Speed 225 A3 papers, corresponding to 900 A4 pages per hour
  • Automated (open & close) Braille tray
  • support mobile printing
  • Emboss hassle-free Braille books (with automatic booklet format)
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A landmark in production braille embossers

Print hassle-free braille books

Print braille books with BrailleBox using A3 (or 11x17 inch) paper in booklet format. The pages are printed and pile in page order, fold along the centered braille line and you have a ready braille book.

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Braille on cut sheet paper

Economically emboss braille using BrailleBox V5's sheet fed technology.


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Automated Braille Tray

New to BrailleBox V5 the door has shifted from manual, to automatic by simply pressing the DOOR key on the front panel of the embosser.

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Noise Canceling Design

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

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Optimized for booklet on large papers

BrailleBox V5 is designed for printing braille in booklet formats on A3 paper (folded to A4 braille books) and 11x17 inch paper (folded to letter size braille books). As a result of the focus on booklet format the measured printing speed is now increased to 900 A4 single sided pages per hour (equivalent to 225 A3 papers per hour), a 30% increase from BrailleBox V4. Printing booklet format on 11x17 inch paper gives about the same printing speed. 
BrailleBox V5 may support 11x11,5 inch double sided and on B4 double sided and booklet (Japan paper size). The efficient printing speed on this paper size is lower than 900 pages per hour. This is because less solenoids are used and more time is used for internal paper transport.

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Internationally renowned design winner

"How should a Braille printer be experienced? BrailleBox is a masterpiece of industrial design; it is beautiful by touch, sound and observation by the eye. A thorough and consistent outcome to a difficult design challenge; inclusive with clarity and elegance, BrailleBox creates both user experience and export success."

          -German Design Award 2013 Jury 


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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For BrailleBox V5

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 Firmware

Latest V5 Firmware

Firmware V5 2019-12-06 hotfix based on the 2019-10-15 release: It upgrades V5 embossers with new functionality and several important bug fixes.






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





4 years

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

20 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