Printing applications for the blind

From: rjaquiss <>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 13:06:58 -0800



     It may be of interest to the RP community to know of the Pixel Master. This printer used heads to deposit wax on paper to create raised lines and braille. Regretably, the heads tended to jam and the wax would come off the paper. In 1997 Tektronix show that their Phaser 600 printer could produce raised images readable by the blind. Regretably, the wax tended to flake off. A Phaser 600 could bond the wax to media by using a hot roller. This however flattened the lines and the blind couldn’t feel them.




Robert Jaquiss


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