Various Braille printers and binding machines create raised Braille pages for books to exacting standards using specialized paper and printing techniques.

The Braille Printing Shop produces countless volumes of Braille content using specialized printers and a high-tech poly material – Braille paper. 

Among the most exacting and expensive printing processes on the planet, the output has to pass a rigorous quality control process administered by Braille readers and editors to ensure continuity and correctness. The print shop prints textbooks, technical manuals, and reference materials for sightless students and workers. It also produces Braille copies of current and best-selling books under special arrangements from publishers of copyrighted material. Additionally, it is commissioned by Braille libraries to produce replacement volumes for worn out copies of classic and reference books.

Your support can keep the Braille Printing Shop going. Your donations will be targeted to buying the very expensive poly material paper required for printing, for maintenance of the Braille physical printers (much more than standard printers that simply lay down an image), new equipment and updates to software and equipment. It will also support the binding process and the materials required to package the Braille content. Click below to make a donation to keep these programs alive!

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  • In this photo, Mr. Mpsias (Director of the Faros) and Ms. Voutsina (Public Relations) describe the editorial and quality control process for the Braille Print Facility.
    In this photo, Mr. Mpsias (Director of the Faros) and Ms. Voutsina (Public Relations) describe the editorial and quality control process for the Braille Print Facility.
  • The Braille is then formatted to fit on useful page sizes for binding into volumes that can be reasonably handled by the sightless.
    The Braille is then formatted to fit on useful page sizes for binding into volumes that can be reasonably handled by the sightless.
  • The Braille printers are controlled with specialized software that allow for the translation of printed characters to raised Braille characters.
    The Braille printers are controlled with specialized software that allow for the translation of printed characters to raised Braille characters.
  • Various Braille printers and binding machines create raised Braille pages for books to exacting standards using specialized paper and printing techniques.
    Various Braille printers and binding machines create raised Braille pages for books to exacting standards using specialized paper and printing techniques.
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After decades of slowly improving circumstances for the sightless in Greece, conditions for the blind have taken a drastic downturn as a result of the faltering economy of Greece. If you have ever considered helping to improve the lives of others less fortunate than you, now is the perfect time to act.

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