About ATC Paper
ATC is proud of its nearly 30 years of experience –longer than any other company– in selling the highest quality Braille Paper available. Being the largest supplier of production Braille embossers in North America, ATC knows what paper works best, and how to create a consistently high quality paper product. Our paper handles the heavy demands of production embossing, and it is used in some of the largest Braille production facilities in the world. Likewise, it also works exceptionally well to meet the lesser demands of smaller, personal-use Braille embossers.
Trusted suppliers allow for a quality product
When making your decision to purchase Braille Paper, ATC recommends that you evaluate the following considerations: the mill in which the paper is manufactured; the paper specifications and materials; and how your finished product is processed. Below is how ATC addresses each of these important considerations:
- Mill – ATC developed a specially formulated Braille Paper in collaboration with one specific mill, in order to ensure consistency and top quality. This particular mill was carefully chosen for its state-of-the-art facility, environmentally sustainable practices and shared interest in producing a paper that is uniquely developed for Brailling purposes – it’s not an off-the-shelf paper stock. ATC is the first known example of a company who has exerted this exceptional effort in providing a Braille Paper product that is not only top quality but also consistent, because it is made in the same mill.
- Specifications – ATC’s Braille Paper is acid free, dust free, and chlorine free. It was formulated to a highly specific thickness and weight, in order to withstand the stresses of Braille embossing and to also ensure that the Braille dots are of the correct height, shape and durability. In addition to creating a quality Braille Paper product, using ATC’s Braille Paper will help prevent damage to an embosser, because using paper of too great a thickness or an excessively dusty paper can cause significant damage to a Braille embosser.
- Processing –When ATC receives rolls of paper from its mill, they arrive at our warehouse specially wrapped to withstand potential damage during shipment. ATC then stores these rolls in a temperature-controlled warehouse and organizes the rolls on their sides–as opposed to upright– to prevent any “flat spots”, which can be caused from improper stacking techniques. When the Braille Paper is ready to be processed, a roll of ATC’s Braille Paper is run through a converting machine, thus taking it from roll format to continuous, tractor feed or cut sheet format. Perforation blades and punches are changed often to guarantee clean edges and hole punches. Lastly, ATC runs the finished product through a vacuum system and then tests a sample of paper using an in-house burster and Braille embosser, before the paper is boxed for shipment.