Basic-D V5

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For years Basic-D has been the most sold braille embosser in the world. It uses fanfold paper to produce single or double-sided braille.

  • Compact size
  • 120 characters per second
  • Support BrailleApp printing, editing and monitoring
  • Braille and text labeled control panel
  • Tractor-fed: the most reliable paper feeding method​

Over 25 years of experience

Basic-D V5 is a compact and powerful tractor-fed Braille printer as it has always been; but now it's available with new modern features like Wi-fi connection, embossing from USB memory and braille printing from mobile devices. 

An even better Basic-D

Though the physical appearance has not changed, the Basic-D V5 has been updated to include all the latest Braille techniques and compatibility with mainstream technology.


Region defined layouts

Select and save region specific layouts or operate using 1-9 layout options including user defined. 


Horizontal & Vertical Braille printing

Emboss Braille horizontally or vertically (sideways) on the page using the Basic-D V5 Braille embosser. 

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.


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.


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, 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, 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 status icons, update, Bluetooth, WiFi, Wired network, USM memory on the printer and printe status. 

    Even better braille quality

    The V5 solenoids (hammers) offer even better braille dot quality, a longer life cycle, possibility to increase printing speed and lower power consumption.
  • 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. 

    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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    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.  

    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.

    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

    120 cps



    Vertical printing (booklet)

    Adjustable line spacing

    Braille font

    2.2, 2.5, 3.2 mm

    Tactile resolution

    100 dpi

    Forming method

    13 solenoids (hammers) against steel anvils

    Additional info

    • interpoint [standard braille] and interline [w/ 2.2 mm font] available


    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

    140 W

    Power stand by

    5 W

    Eco power down

    0.05 W

    Switched power supply





    2 years

    cps/1000 USD


    Produced by

    Produced by:
    Index Braille
    Hantverksvägen 20
    954 33 Gammelstad


    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

    63 dB(A)


    Cut sheet fed


    Paper roll


    Sheet feeder size


    Paper weight

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

    Paper width

    100-325 mm (3.9"-12,8")

    Paper length

    25-431mm (1"-17")

    Adjustable paper size

    Fixed paper size



More Information
Manufactured By Index Braille
Product Size Height 13 cm (5.12 in) Width 52 cm (20.47 in) Depth 26 cm (10.24 in)
Product Weight 7.6 kg (16.72 lbs)
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