Braille Box V5

A Landmark in Production Braille Embossers

Print Hassle-Free Braille Books

Print braille books with BrailleBox using A3 (or 11×17 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.

Braille on Cut Sheet Paper

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

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.

Noise Canceling Design

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

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 11×17 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 11×17 inch paper gives about the same printing speed.
BrailleBox V5 may supports 11×11,5 inch double sided and on B4 double sided and booklet (Japan paper size). The efficient printing speed on this paper is lower than 900 pages per hour. This because less hammers are used and more time are used for paper handling.

Common Features

An Enjoyable User Interface

The control panel is a local user interface which allows the user to interact with the braille embosser and provides complete embosser control.

Emboss & Manage from Portable Devices

Index Braille V5 embossers are compatible with portable devices. With the use of your portable device and Index’s own idB (free), endless braille embossing options are available directly from your smart phone, tablet or portable PC.

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.

Interpoint Braille

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

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 and restore embosser settings.

Technical Specifications


Embossing speed cps

300 cps



Vertical printing (booklet)

Adjustable line spacing

Braille font

2.5 mm

Tactile resolution

50 dpi

Forming method

3 heads with 13 hardened hammers/anvils in each



Cut sheet fed

Paper roll

Sheet feeder size

400 pages

Paper weight

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

Paper width

A3 (297×420 mm), Tabloid 11″x17″

Paper length

11″x11.5″, B4 250×353 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

60 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