Index Basic-D V5



World leading Tractor Feed Braille Printer


The world's best and most sold Braille embosser for production of Braille and Tactile Graphics using tractor feed continuous sheet paper with Excellent Quality Rounded Braille Dots.


A revolution in the field of Braille Production - Cost Effective and Hi-tech!



The 5th Generation Index Basic-D V5 is a High Speed Continuous Sheet Double Sided Automatic Braille printer from Index Braille, Sweden

Index V5 Embossers enable you to emboss files directly from a USB Pen drive without using a computer or even a Smart Phone or Tablet PC using Wi-Fi




Production Capacity: 350 braille pages (A4) per hour


Simple and Easy to Use: Take a stack of 1000 sheets (2000 pages) of Braille Paper, fix the first sheet in the tractor assembly and give the emboss command. After embossing, the embossed Braille paper gets collected in a stacked form.


Constant Monitoring not required: Enables printing of a full box of paper continuously without being monitored so that you do not need to be standing near the embosser all the time.


Interpoint (Double sided) Braille: Embosses on both sides of the Braille paper making it cost effective



Emboss and manage your Index V5 Embosser from a Smart Phone or Tablet PC using Wi-Fi:


Supports direct embossing from any Smart phone or Tablet PC using the Index app. The embosser will use Index-direct-Braille (idB), an embedded direct printing application, to print files automatically. idB translates braille into Grade 1 or Grade 2 braille, formats the page layout, duplexing and page number. Print emails, notes, online content, etc. by saving the text in any standard file format such as doc, pdf, txt or brf. Then emboss braille from your mobile device such as iPhone, Android or Windows phone.


Using the same web interface (Index app) you can also:


         Monitor embosser status and progress.

         Repair and install the firmware on the SD card.

         Run service functions for testing.

         Set up desired print layout, communication settings and endless other embosser MENU options.



Emboss files directly from a USB Pen drive: 

Connect a USB pen drive directly to the USB port of the Index V5 embosser and directly start embossing without using a computer.


Back up/ Restore directly with USB Pen Drive:

You can back up/ restore the braille settings, page layouts, etc. directly from the embosser to a USB pen drive thus eliminating the need to do it again in case it gets deleted accidently or you want to copy the settings to another Index V5 Embosser.



FREE In-built Braille Translator - Index-direct-Braille (idB):


idB is a direct braille printing application built into the V5 braille embosser. It is available free of charge and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux computers. 


With Index-direct-Braille users can directly emboss text files of type .doc .pdf .txt and .docx into either Grade 1 (literary) or Grade 2 (contracted) braille without the need for a separate Braille Translation Software.




idB automatically translates the document into braille as per the language selected, formats the page layout, and includes the Braille Page number. This braille translation function is available for many languages including Indian languages through the Liblouis open source project.



Excellent Braille dot quality:

High quality hammers provide excellent braille dot quality, a longer life cycle, higher embossing speed and lower power consumption.


Emboss High Resolution Tactile Graphics:

Supports production of high resolution tactile graphics along with text on the same page specially for Maps, Graphs, Diagrams for subjects like Geography, Geometry, Economics, Maths, Computers, Sciences, etc. using Tactile Graphic Design Software in conjunction with Duxbury Braille Translation software.


9 Flexible Page layouts:

Has the option to modify 1-9 page layouts based on paper size, duplexing, character per line, lines per page and function to create your own layouts. Users can directly select/ edit/ add and delete a page layout from the control panel.




Uses tractor-feed continuous sheet paper or fanfold paper


Low Cost:

An affordable High Speed Double-sided Desktop Braille Printer


Supports printing in Landscape format (sideways z-folding):


In addition to printing braille horizontally in portrait format, the Basic-D V5 can also print vertically in landscape format. This makes it possible to print in a format which makes binding simple. In this format the tractor holes come on top and at the bottom and the pile of printed braille is organized in the book format. Now simply bind or staple on the left side, split the right-side edges and your book is ready!


Easy to Use Control Panel:


         Provides the user complete embosser control

         Tactile easy to feel buttons

         All buttons labelled in Text and Braille

         Talking buttons that speak in Indian Accent Voice - Deepa

         Provides LED highlighted current embosser status information




Network Capability: supports embossing from a network.


LED Lights embedded inside the embosser:


Provide good lighting to see the paper-in area and also helpful during maintenance.



Easy On-site Maintenance:


Can be easily maintained by the Braille operator himself without the need of a Service Engineer as:

         No mechanical adjustment is required.

         No lubrication of moving parts.

         Hammers can be changed by Braille operator reducing down time and delay



Remote Support:


Now service can even be provided instantly via internet, requiring only a network connected V5 embosser and a remote support session that is easily set up with only a few key strokes. Once connected, the Index Braille support team can assist in the service of the embosser by accessing your embosser's internal software. From there they can diagnose and solve any issues, all while sitting at their desks in Sweden.


Prompt After Sales Service Support:


We have a network of Technical Service Engineers all over India to provide prompt after sales service to ensure smooth functioning of Index Braille Embossers.



Live Demo available at our Assistive Technology Showroom:

Visit us in Mumbai for a live demonstration of the entire range of Index Braille Embossers to witness the excellent benefits they offer and a host of other Assistive Technologies!



Technical Specifications









Embossing speed

110 cps


100-240 V AC

Forming method

One embossing head with 13 hammers against steel anvils

Power max

140 W

Tactile Resolution

100 dpi

Power stand by

5 W

Vertical printing

(booklet format)


Switched power supply















13 cm (5.12 in)




52 cm (20.47 in)

USB memory stick



26 cm (10.24 in)

Wi-Fi network


Net volume

17.58 dm3 (0.62 ft3)

Wired network


Net weight

7.6 kg (16.72 lbs)



Noise level

80 dB(A)

Supports mobile devices



Web interface




Free firmware upgrade


Paper weight

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

Supports idB


Paper width

5 to 12.5 inches

Printer driver for Windows, Mac and Linux


Paper length

Up to 17 inches





Range of other Index Braille Embossers:


Everest-D V5

Cut Sheet Braille Printer

Braille Box V5

Super Speed Cut Sheet Braille Press

FanFold-D V5

Super Speed Tractor Feed Braille Press



To order or for more information please contact


Sole Distributors of Index Braille, Sweden for India and neighbouring countries


Braille World


(A group company of KARISHMA ENTERPRISES)


Showroom Address:


30 Maker Arcade, Ground Floor, Near World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400005. India


Phones: ( 022-22181853 OR 22153291       Mobile or WhatsApp: (0)-9321539290