Since 2004 Marbach has been using a special technology to apply braille dots in the appropriate height on packaging. Marbach customers in Europe have been using the marbabraille technology successfully for many years and it has been proven thousands of times. More and more countries outside Europe are currently dealing with the topic of braille on packaging.
Application of braille on packaging is not a simple issue. Because there are different requirements for braille embossing: for the optically best result, the embossing of braille dots should be weak so that the paperboard material does not tear open. The higher the level of embossing, the greater the risk of the paperboard cover tearing open. For blind people, on the other hand, a certain minimum height of the braille dots is necessary so that they can easily feel the text with their fingers. Consequently, the application of embossed dots on packaging always represents a balancing act between attractive visual results and good readability for blind people.
Bernhard Reisser, Sales Manager at Marbach: "During the last few months our subsidiaries outside of Europe have also received an increasing number of inquiries. In South America the topic of braille is currently the focus of attention. As in 2004, when an EU regulation was issued according to which most pharmaceutical packaging was required to be provided with braille. At that time we developed our special technology marbabraille-elasto with compressive elastic embossing. With this technology, braille can be designed in such a way that it can be easily felt by blind people and yet the embossing does not leave any visible damage on the top of the packaging. This is the optimal solution for applying braille to packaging.
With the emergence of braille in other countries, braille embossing is becoming very relevant once again. Marbach has prepared for the additional demand and will offer its special braille solutions worldwide to its customers.
Marbach now offers its customers a new service at its location in Heilbronn: die-cutting of samples in Heilbronn. Marbach customers can thus keep their own machine capacities free for their production orders and easily outsource samples for packaging and filling tests or limited editions. Marbach currently die-cuts on a BRAUSSE 1060ER.
Under the name Marbach Die Supplies & Automation, Marbach offers customized materials for packaging manufacturers and die-makers centered on the topic of die-cutting. Marbach has expanded its portfolio in time for the turn of the year and can now offer its customers an even greater variety of materials.
Marbach has sold its 500th digital zone levelling. This special protection plate called DZL|plate compensates for unevenness in the platen. It only has to be inserted into the die-cutting machine once and will last for many months. This contrasts to the conventional type of zone levelling, which must be carried out for each individual job.
Marbach has recently added a new technology to its portfolio under the name Universal Sheet Delivery. The Universal Sheet Delivery is a tool that can be used to supplement the blanking unit in the die-cutting machine so it can be quickly and easily adapted to each individual job. The first customers are already using the new Marbach tool.