Producing the Human Touch for Our Medical and Pharmaceutical Customers

In 1825, Frenchman Louis Braille (1809-1852) invented a reading system for the blind through which the alphabet, numbers and punctuation marks were represented in a tangible form via a series of raised dots. The Braille system established itself internationally and is now in use in all languages.

Thoro Packaging has the capability to meet the precise requirements of Braille embossing. The dots of the Braille text on folding cartons must be clearly distinct by human touch and visual by the sighted. The visually impaired need very strong Braille embossing to enable them to read the text. Embossing can lead to breaks in the carton surface which could impair legibility and visual aesthetics for sighted people. The target must be to achieve a compromise so that both blind and sighted patients can easily identify their medicine and dosage.

For Braille to be read by a blind person, the dots of each cell must be distinct by touch with sufficient height. Accurate depth and height is essential for Braille to perform without error and total precision […]