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FanFold-D V5

  • FanFold-D
  • FanFold-D all open
  • FanFold-D ports
  • FanFold-D embossing module
  • FanFold-D web interface

High-speed single-tractor-fed braille printer at a truly affordable price.  

  • Speed up to 330 characters per second
  • Low noise level 
  • Holds 1 000 braille papers
  • Dot forming height 0,58 mm
  • Easy to access for maintaining
  • Link to Index YouTube Playlist
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FanFold-D V5 specific features

Traditional fanfold paper

By tradition continuous fanfold paper is the mostly used paper format for braille production. Fanfold paper feeding is the most stable paper feeding method. It enables continuous printing without monitoring. 

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Low noise level

The FanFold-D's low noise level makes it suitable in an office environment,

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Less is more

FanFold-D has a straight forward construction using the Index V5 platform.

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Horizontal and vertical braille printing

Emboss Braille horizontally or vertically using the FanFold-D Braille embosser. 

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Easy maintenance

The open construction gives access to the embossing module, electronic board and power supply.


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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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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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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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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 specification


Embossing speed cps

330 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



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





Depending on region

cps/1000 USD

Produced by

Produced by:
Index Braille
Hantverksvägen 20
954 33 Gammelstad



102 cm (40.16 in)


90 cm (35.43 in)


62 cm (24.41 in)

Net volume

569.16 dm3 (20.1 ft3)

Net weight

100 kg (220 lbs)

Noise level

63 dB(A)

Noise level with acoustic protection



Cut sheet fed


Paper roll


Sheet feeder size

1000 pages

Paper weight

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

Paper width

5-12,8 in

Paper length

8-12 in

Adjustable paper size

Fixed paper size