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Basic-D V4

  • Basic-D V4 braille printer user interface
  • Basic-D V4 the portable braille printer
  • Basic-D V4 easy transportation
  • Basic-D V4 connection interface

Basic-D is a success story, as the best selling braille embosser in the world it is not only appealing but easy-to-use. Basic-D uses fan-folded paper to produce double-sided braille.

  • 100 characters per second
  • High-quality braille
  • Braille and text labeled interface panel
  • Horizontal and vertical braille printing
  • Multilingual speech feedback
  • Tractor-fed paper
  • High Resolution Tactile Graphics
  • Supports Index-direct-Braille, idB,
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Basic-D V5 the compact braille printer


This is Basic-D V4

Basic-D V4 is a small, powerful, portable Braille printer. Its extraordinary performance and competitive price has made Basic-D the most sought after Braille printer in the world. It uses fan-folded paper, which is the most commonly used paper style for Braille embossers. Basic-D is stable and capable of continuous Braille embossing.

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Interpoint Braille

High quality braille on both sides of the paper, known as interpoint or double sided braille, is an Index Braille trademark.

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All the features you need

Basic-D delivers a portable desktop braille embosser that is easy-to-use and full of meaningful features. 

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An even better Basic-D

Index V4 Braille embossers are easier to use than ever; with a longer lifespan, simpler servicing options and much more. Basic V4 is accommodated siimply with the best Braille technology.

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For Basic-D V4.

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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Latest Windows 11/10/8/7 Printer Driver



Index Braille printer driver 8.1.0

Supports Index embossers V4 & V3. Printer driver for Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10. This version fixes a problem on Windows 8.x where the printer prints garbage each time the printer is connected to the computer.


Latest Mac OS X Printer Driver

Latest Firmware

Latest V4 Firmware

Firmware 1.5.5 upgrades Japanese braille line distances, updates the ssh daemon to remove known vulnerabilities and contains important bug fixes. Released: 2018-02-19


Latest V4 firmware version history

Firmware 1.5.5 upgrades Japanese braille line distances, updates the ssh daemon to remove known vulnerabilities and contains important bug fixes. Released: 2018-02-19





IndexPrint is a drag and drop application for OS X to send preformatted braille documents (.brf, .brl or .txt) and firmware files (.ibe) to the V4 embosser. Tested on OS X version 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8.


Speech Tool V4 1.5.37

The Speech Tool V4 is used to make local speech feedback for V4 Index Embossers. It supports the models Basic-D V4, Everest-D V4, Braille Box V4 and Braille & Print.


Braille Table Viewer 1.0.4

The Braille Table Viewer is used to inspect a braille table generated by Embosser Utility 5. The file extension for a braille table file is *.ebc.





technical specifications





2 years

cps/1000 USD


Produced by

Produced by:
Index Braille
Hantverksvägen 20
954 33 Gammelstad


Embossing speed cps

100 cps



Vertical printing (booklet)

Adjustable line spacing

Braille font

2.2, 2.5, 3.2 mm

Tactile resolution

50 dpi

Forming method

13 hammers/anvils

Additional info

  • single & double line spacing
  • high resolution tactile graphics
  • interline & interpoint



Cut sheet fed


Paper roll


Sheet feeder size

Paper weight

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

Paper width

5-13 in

Paper length

1-17 in

Adjustable paper size

Fixed paper size



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

60 dB(A)



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

Additional info

Easily connected to a computer or braille notetaker.



100-240 V AC

Power max

140 W

Power stand by

5 W

Eco power down

0.05 W

Switched power supply

Additional info

Separate switched power supply.