Braille printers receive data from computer devices and emboss that information in braille onto paper through the use of solenoids that control embossing pins. Braille printers typically print on heavyweight paper and use more pages for the same amount of information than pages printed on a regular printer. They are also slower and noisier. Interpoint printers are braille printers that emboss braille on both sides of a page. The price of a braille printer is directly related to the volume of braille it produces. Small-volume braille printers cost between $1,800 and $5,000 and large-volume ones may cost between $10,000 and $80,000.
Printer Manufacturers and Distributors