Braille Buddy

Price: $2,021.50
Duxbury (Download):   YES (Add $845.00)
Add TactileView Design Software (Download):   YES (Add $390.00)
Add GoBraille Wireless Embossing:   YES (Add $390.00)
Add Travell Case:   YES (Add $265.20)
Add Extended Warranty:
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Braille Buddy

A braille embosser that is so versatile it can meet the demands of everyday users!

25 characters/second – the fastest embosser at the price
Quality single-sided braille
High-resolution tactile graphics – multiple dot heights for greater detail
Multiple paper options – use tractor or single cut-sheet paper
Portable personal embosser – small and compact to take with you
Add the optional GoBraille for wireless embossing from Windows, Mac, iOS and Android!

Affordable, Versatile Braille Embosser

The IRIE Braille Buddy is not only the most affordable braille embosser on the market but also the most versatile! With quality single-sided braille, high-resolution graphics and the ability to use both tractor and cut-sheet paper, the IRIE Braille Buddy is the ideal braille embosser for the everyday user!

Braille & High-Resolution Graphics

Embossing at 25 CPS, the IRIE Braille Buddy is fast enough to emboss school assignments, meeting notes, office reports and much more! You can even produce high-resolution tactile graphics with multiple dot heights just like you can with more expensive embossers.

Tractor & Cut-Sheet Paper Options

Use tractor paper for embossing longer documents or insert individual sheets of paper for quick prints. You can even use special media such as business card templates, Avery labels and greeting cards, giving you more options than ever before!

Compact Size for Ultimate Portability

Its compact, light-weight design makes it easy to find space for it wherever you are. Add the optional rolling case to make it easy to transport between locations. Whether you need braille at home, work or school, it’s easy to pack up and take with you. The IRIE Braille Buddy is the perfect solution for students, TVI’s or busy professionals who need access to braille everywhere you go!

Add Wireless Embossing

Add the optional GoBraille and transform your embosser into a wireless printer to emboss directly from your computer or mobile device. Send files from any Android or iOS app that lets you print and have the GoBraille automatically translate and emboss for you on your Braille Buddy – it’s that easy! You are no longer limited to only embossing documents made on a computer and saved in a specific format. With the GoBraille and Braille Buddy you can emboss directly from your web browser, email, appointments and lots more!



Print Speed: Up to 25 CPS
Printing Mode: Single-sided
Tactile Resolution: 17 DPI
Tactile Graphic Dot Heights: Variable for color representation
Braille Dot Heights: Adjustable in 3 heights


Paper Width: 3 – 8.5 inches (77 – 216 mm)
Paper: Continuous, single-sheet feeder
Paper Weight: 30 – 108 lb (50-175 gsm)


Connection: USB (1.1, 2.0)
Compatibility: Windows 7, 8/8.1, 10


Height: 6.25 in (159 mm)
Width: 14.13 in (359 mm)
Depth: 11.2 in (285 mm)
Weight: 11 lbs (5 kg)


Recommended Temperature: 41 – 95 °F (5 – 35 °C)
Humidity: 20 – 80% RH (non-condensing)

Power Supply

100 – 120V, 220 – 240V
50/60 Hz (+/- 3%)
Standby: <4 W Stamping operation: <85 W



Duxbury (Download) - Save $50 when ordered with BrailleBuddy
TactileView (Download)
Wireless GoBraille Embossing
Travel Case

Braille Buddy Extended Warranty

You can’t always anticipate a problem but it’s nice to have peace of mind knowing that it will be resolved quickly.

Authorized Warranty Repair Includes

Unit refurbished to top working condition
Parts repaired and replaced as needed
Firmware upgrade
Alignment of emboss heads
Annual inspection and cleaning
You can be assured it will be returned in top working condition within 5 working days!

Factory Maintenance Service includes the following

Factory cleaning and inspection for defects, removal of paper dust from the machine, alignment, cleaning of all electronic components, testing of condition of moving parts, and
upgrade to the latest released version of Index firmware for your machine

Customer will be advised if replacement of any parts is deemed necessary by an authorized technician. Factory Maintenance Service will be completed within five (5) working days from receipt. For annual service maintenance, both inbound and outbound shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.

Authorized Warranty Factory Repair includes the following

1. refurbishing the unit to top working condition, and
2. repairing or replacing all necessary parts

Authorized Warranty Factory Repair will be completed within five (5) working days from receipt.  Shipping not included.

Extended Warranty duration

1 year
2 year
3 year
4 year

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