Basic-D V5 Embosser

Product Description
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Sku: 6806BASICDV5
Vendor: Humanware

Basic-D is the World leading tractor-fed braille embosser with its light weight design it is one of few truly portable braille embossers.

Basic-D has an established reputation as the top selling braille embosser in the world.  It uses fanfold paper the most reliable, and most commonly used paper style for braille embossers, producing single or double-sided braille print. 

As always, the V5 embosser series is:

  • easy-to-use
  • built to last
  • includes modern braille printing functions
  • Compact
  • Backed by a 2 year warranty
  • Prints 120 characters per second
  • Supports BrailleApp printing, editing and monitoring
  • Tractor-fed: the most reliable paper feeding method
  • And Has a braille and text labelled control panel


Latest Features


Updated to accommodate the latest braille techniques and compatibility with mainstream technology:

  • Increased printing speed
  • Wi-Fi (including braille printing from mobile devices)
  • LED lighting for paper in area
  • Connection to USB memory stick for saving or printing documents, braille settings, layout setting, backing up files
  • V5 control panel with integrated speaker, cords to sensor, LED embossing head lights and back lighted information messages and connected to the main pcb with one flat cable
  • Acapela synthetic speech feedback
  • Wizard for braille settings
  • Includes paper size, duplexing, character per line, lines per page etc
  • Standard wizard for simple braille setting
  • Customer wizard for featured braille setting
  • Dynamic HELP information
  • Simplified layout setup
  • Flexible number of layouts 1-9
  • Backup/Restore your braille settings to PC, USB or SD card
  • select/edit/add and delete layout from control panel
  • Adjustment of braille block position
  • Adjustment of folding line for booklet printing
  • Adjustment of paper out offset on Basic-D
  • Calibration of paper movement step length
  • Reset; to previous layout, to distributor default or to factory default
  • Faster start up sequence
  • SD-card recovery



Specifications and support



  • Embossing speed cp: 120 cps
  • Single-sided
  • Double-sided
  • 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

Supports idB

Electrical  Voltage: 100-240 V AC

Power max:  140 W

Power stand by:  5 W

Eco power down: 0.05 W

Switched power supply



Height: 13 cm (5.12 in)

Width: 52 cm (20.47 in)

Depth:  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)




Paper weight: 120-180 g/m2 (80-110 lbs)

Paper width: 100-325 mm (3.9"-12,8")

Paper length: 25-431mm (1"-17")


Bridges accepts institutional P.O’s (purchase orders).

Call us for a quote or just fax or email a P.O. on your letter head.

How secure is my online order?

Any information submitted through the web store is safe and secure. Bridges uses state-of-the-art security encryption methods to ensure the highest standards of security for its online customers.

What payment methods are accepted?

We accept Visa and MasterCard for online orders.

What if I do not have a credit card?

If you do not have a credit card, please call us at 1-800-353-1107 (8:30am - 4:30pm EST) to discuss alternative payment methods.

How do I know if you have received my order?

When your order has been completed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that will be sent to the e-mail address that you entered in the "Registration” page before checkout.


What shipping options are available?

Most of our items are shipped by secured courier, which takes 3-5 business days to reach the customer. Where service is not available, or due to the special requirements of the product, we will also use UPS, Puralator or Canada Post. 

Ordering multiple, heavy-weighted items? 

If our store can’t calculate your shipping costs during checkout, your order may fall outside weight, size, or destination restrictions, for online ordering.

Sorry about that. 

Just contact us by email or phone and we'll figure out another way to get your order to you. 

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping is calculated individually depending on the weight and size of the item. This will be calculated automatically upon checkout and will be included in the total price when you go to the checkout.

How long does it take for me to receive my order?

Order processing time depends on availability of the product from the manufacturer, but typically products are shipped within 10-15 business days after the order is placed. See shipping options for the number of days it will take to reach you after it leaves our warehouse.

Do you ship internationally?

No, we currently sell our products and services only in Canada.

How can I track my order?

When the order is shipped out, you will receive an e-mail with a tracking number. If you do not receive this e-mail, please call 1-800-353-1107 (8:30am - 4:30pm EST) to receive your tracking number.




Do you offer a money back guarantee?

We offer a 21-day money-back guarantee unless otherwise noted. Products must be returned in a resalable condition as determined by Bridges. Returns are subject to a 20 percent restocking fee after 21-days. Many of our manufacturers offer additional limited warranties of longer durations on their products. Returns will no longer be accepted after a period of 90 days. Please call us at 1-800-353-1107 (8:30am - 4:30pm EST) or send an e-mail to for more information about manufacturer's warranties or returning your product.

Please note, customers cannot return software for a refund.  However, we do offer a store credit for the full amount if returned within 21 days. After 21 days a restocking fee may apply.

How do I return a product?

To return a product you need to get a Return Authorization (R.A.) number from us. Please call us at 1-800-353-1107 (8:30am - 4:30pm EST), e-mail us at or fax us at 905-542-7242 to get an R.A. number and further instructions. Please note, Bridges will not accept returns without an R.A. number. The customer is responsible for shipping costs of returned products.