Basic-D V5



  • 110 characters/second – fastest braille embosser at the price!
  • Quality double-sided Braille – the industry standard
  • High-resolution tactile graphics – up to 50 dpi
  • Built in Wi-Fi for embossing with smartphones and tablets
  • USB port for embossing from a USB-drive, backing up or updating
  • Control panel with braille labels, speech feedback, backlit text & keys
  • Compact size – can go with you everywhere
  • Tractor feed paper – the most reliable sheet feeding technology!
  • Built in Bluetooth for external speakers in noisy environments
  • Updated firmware with recovery mode and Acapela multilingual speech
  • User defined paper sizes for custom documents

The INDEX Basic-D is the best selling braille embosser model in the world for a reason: it is the fastest braille embosser at the price while also being extremely robust and attractive. Building on that tradition, INDEX now offers the Basic-D Version 5 (V5) with modern connectivity options like wireless embossing, USB embossing and even on-board braille translation to automatically convert .doc, .txt and .pdf files to braille.

The Basic-D V5 is a modular design, so our US service center can repair quickly – usually within one working day – and can even remote into your embosser (with permission) to diagnose and repair most potential issues without the embosser ever leaving your desk. You never have to pay more for good, fast service for INDEX embossers.

Put away the swell paper machines and specialty tactile graphics tools. The Basic-D V5 now embosses high-resolution tactile graphics without compromising the quality and feel of the braille dot itself. Ask for a sample. You’ll be amazed at the quality of the tactile graphics that can come from a machine that also embosses perfect braille dots.

Additional information


5" x 20" x 10" (13 cm x 52 cm x 26 cm)


16.7 lbs (7.6 kg)


< 60 dB(A) with acoustic cabinet

Paper type

Tractor fed paper

Paper weight

120 – 180 gram/m2

Paper width

5 – 13 inch (130 – 330 mm)

Paper length

1 – 17 inch (25 – 432 mm)

Embossing speed

110 cps

Braille cell

6 and 8 dots

Max character per line


Tatcile graphic resolution

Up to 50 DPI. Minimum distance between dots 1.5 mm

User interface

Multilingual speech feedback


Back lit, labeled in ink and Braille + LED status


USB 2.0


100 MB standard TCP/IP

Serial interface

9-pin female

Headphone plug

Standard 3.5 mm

Web interface

Embedded web server for embosser status monitoring and setup


15 – 40 C (59 – 104 F)


100 – 240 V AC

Power max

140 Watt

Power stand by

5 Watt

Eco power down

0.05 Watt


1-Year, Parts and Labor

Better Braille

braille dot hammer

Our improved embossing technology will give you consistent high-quality Braille dots.

Wireless Embossing

wireless embossing

Cut the wires and create beautiful Braille documents from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

User Interface

embosser user interface

We give you more control with our new and improved user interface.

Index Direct Braille

Index Direct Braille

Use idB to send a file directly to print without the hassle of a braille editor.

Emboss and Backup from USB

USB port

Emboss, backup, and restore your embosser using nothing but a USB drive.

Remote Support


Diagnose and correct issues faster than ever with remote support.


Download the latest V5 User Manual


Supports Index embossers V5, V4 & V3. Printer driver for Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10. This version adds support for .docx and .rtf formats on Windows.