The Embosser and Peacemaker
It's huge! I have the embosser inside the big gray case, called a Peacemaker. The embosser is very loud, and for the benefits of my colleagues here at The Innovation Center, I bought the Peacemaker to muffle some of the sound. The Peacemaker has a clear window, and you can see the embosser inside it.
Here is a close up of the actual embosser. It is a Juliet Pro 60, and made by the wonderful people at Enabling Technologies.
Side view. Seriously, it's big.
The paper that you see coming in (on the left side) and going out (on the right side) is 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper, so you can see how big it is.
The View from my Office Door
Yes, it is sitting on an old kitchen table. I had a desk for it, but I had seriously underestimated its size (Ok, I could have measured it, but that takes the fun out of it). So Spuds and the Tater Tot brought the table to my office and set it up (this is certainly a family business!).
Does anyone recognize that kind of paper? Eventually I am going to order fancy braille paper, because it's heavier and lasts longer, but for now I have the old fashioned printer paper for dot matrix printers. I bought the last case of it from the office supply store, and they must have thought I was nuts (or had a time machine). The embosser has paper tractor feeds, and I needed to make sure it was working properly.
Where the Braille Comes Out
This is the back of the embosser, and this is what the paper looks like when it comes out. I may need to turn the embosser so there is more room behind it for the paper.
And Here is the Braille.
Actually, this is a tactile representation of the keypad, but there is some braille in the middle of the three smaller boxes. I'm going to be able to do tactile graphics too, and I will have more posts about that later.
I'm the owner of Family First Braille, the author of this blog, and the editor of Family First Braille Magazine.