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How does a Braille printing house work?

Updated the 04/13/2017 00:00 

A Braille printing house offers a printing service for users or organizations that need paper Braille versions of documents and manuals. Typically, the printing house has its own catalog of available works but is ready to fulfill any request even outside of this catalog. Smaller printing houses are true businesses or cooperatives that sustain themselves through their work. Larger printing houses often receive state funding to continue offering their products.

The larger printing houses do not operate alone but engage other facilities to handle the total or partial transformation of Braille books. Advanced printing houses have modern equipment, are attentive to researching new printing technologies, and adopt innovative methods to speed up and enhance their production.

Some printing houses use Biblos. Usually, smaller and more dynamic facilities do so because they recognize Biblos for what it is: Software that speeds up and improves their production and allows them to offer cutting-edge services to their clients. For smaller printing houses, what is equally important is the human relationship they establish with each individual user or public institution. Dialogue is geared towards meeting the requests, as in some cases, books are customized according to the user's needs.

Combining high-quality production with human relationships with customers is the best way for a small printing house to grow in professionalism and quality. Each book is like a world to discover. Before being transformed into Braille or enlarged characters, it is studied in every aspect: content, graphics, and structure. This meticulous work allows for the best reproduction of the book, respecting its structure and adapting it to the user's needs and the type of printing.

The transformation processes vary depending on the original format. In the case of paper books, texts are scanned and processed with OCR Software. For digital books, this initial work is avoided. Digital texts are corrected or processed with Biblos, which is a full-fledged Word processor. The book's structure is checked, other styles are applied, any images are transformed, etc. At this point, the book is ready to be made available to the user by printing it in Braille, in enlarged characters, transformed into an audiobook, or simply sent as-is in digital format.

Are you a printing house looking for innovative solutions? Do you want to embark on the adventure of founding a new printing house? Do you want to offer a fast and dynamic Braille printing service to your users? Biblos could be one of your working tools.

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