Braille ProductionWe Produce High-Quality Braille Transcriptions
Answers to the most common questions about braille production
What does the braille production process entail?
- Your print document is received by Bach to Braille.
- We work with you to determine an acceptable timeline of completion.
- Your braille document goes into production.
- Your project is checked for quality control.
- Your document is packaged and sent to you via UPS with a tracking number.
What kinds of files do you accept?
Acceptable formats include MS Word®, Text documents (.rtf or .txt), PDF, Excel, PowerPoint and/or hard copies.
What kind of embossers will my document be produced on?
For documents under 160 braille pages, we use our Enabling Technologies Juliet Pro 60 embosser, which produces high-quality double-sided interpoint or single-sided Braille.
Projects that require high volume output are embossed using our Thiel Impacto 600. This machine can emboss at a rate of 600 pages per hour, producing high-quality interpoint braille in both six and eight dot Braille with line spacings of 0.1, 0.2, or 0.3 inches.
What kind of paper do you use?
Bach to Braille uses 100# industrial-strength paper that measures 8 ½ x 11 inches. This paper is both acid and dust free to ensure high definition dots. Pre-punched using both the 3-hole and 19-hole format, this paper is recognized and used worldwide by government agencies, educators and transcribers.
Will you include a printed cover page?
Yes. Before we hand bind each braille volume, a printed title page of the braille document is placed on top so that your sighted teacher will know exactly what they are handing their visually-impaired student. We then bind the document using sturdy plastic comb bindings of various sizes depending on the amount of braille pages involved.
Can I get plastic poly covers on my braille volumes?
Yes. For braille volumes of 75 pages or more, we include a heavy-duty plastic cover for both the front and back of the volume to ensure long-lasting usability for your student.